comscore Xiaomi Mi Note 2 likely to launch on September 14; here's what we know so far

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 likely to launch on September 14; here's what we know so far

The Mi Note 2 has been regularly spotted on the rumor mills. While Xiaomi hasn't made anything official yet, a leak suggests the phablet could be launched on September 14.

mi note 2 back panel-2

We have come across numerous rumors in the past about the Xiaomi Mi Note 2. While the company was expected to launch the device earlier this year, that has clearly not been the case yet. Though we are still waiting for Xiaomi to make things official, a couple of posts on Weibo suggest that the Mi Note 2 could be launched on September 14. Also Read - Xiaomi Band 7 launched with an Always-on-Display and 120 sports modes

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The first post on Weibo simply suggests that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will be launched on September 14. The second post by Weibo user Androidpure is a bit more forthcoming in terms of details. The post contains a teaser poster with the number ‘9.24’, a Xiaomi logo and Mi Note 2 written at the top. Though it may not be an official post by Xiaomi, it does look like the real deal, and needless to say, the numbers 9.24 translates to September 24. That said, we will still advice a bit of caution when believing this teaser poster. In the meantime, here’s a look at everything we know about the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 so far. Also Read - Xiaomi Smart Band 7 retail box leaked: All you need to know

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 weibo teaser

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 teaser weibo

Based on the leaked renders we have come across so far, the Mi Note 2 looks a lot like the Xiaomi Mi 5. The big difference though is the dual-edged curved display similar to what Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy Note 7 boast. There is a rectangular home button below the display, which will no doubt have a fingerprint scanner embedded into it.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 specifications

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is expected to flaunt a 5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display. The phablet will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor, and is expected to come in three variants — 32GB (4GB RAM), 64GB (6GB RAM), and 128GB (6GB RAM). Another leak states that Xiaomi is also likely to launch a variant featuring 32GB storage, 4GB of RAM, and powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset.

The Mi Note 2 is also expected to feature a 16-megapixel rear camera, but multiple reports also hint at a dual-camera setup at the back. The phablet will also feature a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G with VoLTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and USB Type-C port. The device will also run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based MIUI 8. A recent leaked image showed the Mi Note 2 running on MIUI 8 with apps on the homescreen and the touch assistant button with shortcuts for back, home, recent apps and screenshot.

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  • Published Date: September 6, 2016 4:33 PM IST

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