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No Mi Note 2 flat-screen variant in the pipeline, Xiaomi confirms

Xiaomi has officially announced that the company will not launch a flat-screened variant of the Mi Note 2 as it plans to do well in the high-end smartphone market.

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Xiaomi s flagship device, the Mi Note 2, had been one highly anticipated smartphone this year. Xiaomi went all out with the Mi Note 2 giving it the best features possible. Xiaomi s first smartphone with dual-edge curved display, the Mi Note 2 also became the company s fastest selling smartphone with stocks running out in just 50 seconds. Post the launch, a few reports surfaced online claiming that the company was working on a new variant of the Mi Note 2, which would feature a flat-screen. However, it now seems like there won t be any such variant being launched by Xiaomi. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F62 gets cheaper by Rs 6,000 in India: Check new price

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This information comes straight from Xiaomi s Marketing Director Zang Zhiyuan on the company s official blog. He confirmed that there won t be any flat-screened variant of the Mi Note 2. This expected variant was supposedly going to be lower priced than the Mi Note 2 with dual-edge curved display. But he said that launching an affordable variant of the Mi Note 2 would affect the sales of the Mi Note 2 in the high-end smartphone market. He added that it would also hamper the entry of Xiaomi into the high-end smartphone market. The Mi Note 2, priced at RMB 3,499 (approximately Rs 35,000), is one of Xiaomi s most expensive smartphones so far.

Although this will disappoint Mi fans, the pricing of the Mi Note 2 is still quite remarkable in terms of the smartphone s specifications and features. In fact, the Mi Note 2 goes head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge not only with similarities in design and look but in totality. Xiaomi s Mi Note 2 battles it out with the Galaxy S7 edge in the departments of display, hardware, camera and battery. The Mi Note 2 also has an upper hand in terms of pricing, as the Galaxy S7 edge currently stands at a price of Rs 50,900. However, the Galaxy S7 edge is also one of Samsung s most popular smartphones which is currently sustaining the company s falling reputation. Xiaomi had also recently confirmed that the Mi Note 2 will not be making its way to India. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Note 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Price, specifications and features compared

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 specifications

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 features a 5.7-inch dual-edge flexible OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The display comes with a sunlight display pro mode for legibility under direct sunlight and reading mode to avoid strain on the eyes. Under the hood runs Qualcomm s Snapdragon 821 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.35GHz paired with 4GB or RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB of RAM and 128GB UFS 2.0 storage.

In the photography department, the Mi Note 2 sports a 22.56-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX 318 Exmor R sensor, electronic image stabilization (EIS), phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) and LED flash. The EIS works similar to what we ve seen on the Pixel and Pixel XL cameras. Up front, the smartphone houses an 8-megapixel selfie camera with auto-focus functionality. Xiaomi has also added group selfie optimization feature that takes multiple shots and lets you choose the best one. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Note 2: From dual-edge curved OLED display to 22.5-megapixel EIS camera; here are its top 5 features

For power, the Mi Note 2 uses a 4,070mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. Its connectivity options include USB Type-C, dual-SIM support, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and SAP GPS for precision and accuracy. The smartphone also has support for 4G+ that can reach maximum speeds of 600Mbps. The Home button doubles as a fingerprint scanner which uses Qualcomm s Sense ID feature which is available in the Mi 5s as well. The smartphone is also equipped with 24-bit Hi-Fi sound (192kHz) with HD lossless audio.

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  • Published Date: December 6, 2016 1:45 PM IST


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