Xiaomi s Mi Note 2 smartphone has long been anticipated to be launched soon. The smartphone has been in the rumor mills for quite some time now, and consequently, a handful of details about the smartphone have been revealed. We know that the Mi Note 2 may be the most expensive smartphone by Xiaomi, we also know that it will feature top-of-the-line hardware, and many more details. However, what was still unknown was the date of release for the smartphone. In a latest teaser released by Xiaomi through its Weibo account, it has been revealed that the phone will finally be unveiled on October 25. Also Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021Also Read - Another Xiaomi folding phone set to launch after October with Mi MIX Fold specs
Prior to the teaser, two photos of the Mi Note 2 were leaked on Weibo, which revealed quite a few things about the speculated design of the upcoming smartphone. While all this while rumors and leaks hinted at the Mi Note 2 sporting a dual-edge curved display, like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the new leaked images revealed that the smartphone could come with an ultra-thin bezel, but not a dual-edge curved display. However, the authenticity of the photos is quite questionable as features like the ambient light sensor, the earpiece and selfie camera can nowhere be seen above the display. All that the picture showed is that the smartphone runs on interface that looks quite similar to MIUI. That being said, it is not possible to confirm if the leaked images are in fact of the Mi Note 2. There is a possibility that the pictures are of a completely new device that Xiaomi has been working on. Also Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's Day
From what has been revealed so far, the Mi Note 2 has already gone under mass production. Also, Chinese analyst Pan Juitang has hinted that the Mi Note 2 could be priced around RMB 4,000, which roughly translates to Rs 39,800. Additionally, the Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had also mentioned sometime ago that the Mi Note 2 could come with a surprise. However, what the surprise could be, still remains a mystery. Besides, by now we know that the Mi Note 2 could sport a 5.5-inch or a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 1440pixels) super AMOLED display, which Xiaomi is rumored to be sourcing from Samsung. At the heart of the smartphone, Qualcomm s powerful Snapdragon 821 quad-core chipset along with 6GB of RAM is expected. For onboard storage, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB options are expected.
On the photography front, the Mi Note 2 could come with a 16-megapixel dual camera at the back. If this comes true, the Mi Note 2 will become Xiaomi s third smartphone to come with such a setup after Redmi Pro and Mi 5s Plus. While in the Redmi Pro one camera captures photos and the other captures depth and adds DSLR-like blur effects later, the Mi 5s Plus leverages Qualcomm s latest ClearSight technology for capturing better photos with less noise. It uses one RGB color sensor and a monochrome sensor to achieve this.
In terms of the front camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera is expected. To keep the smartphone ticking, it could come armed with a massive 4,000mAh battery, along with a support for Qualcomm s Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging. On the connectivity front, the Mi Note 2 could come with dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE HD voice calling support, NFC, GPS Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi 802.11a/c. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Meri spotted on AnTuTu and Geekbench, images leaked too
On the software front, the Mi Note 2 could run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8. It is also speculated to feature the Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that the Mi 5s already sports. Additionally, some recent leaks have also hinted at a Pro version of the Mi Note 2, which is the name suggests would be the higher variant of the Mi Note 2. The Pro version could pack 8GB of RAM, 256GB onboard storage and Android 7.0 Nougat-based MIUI 8.
Additionally, before Xiaomi takes the wraps off the Mi Note 2, rumor has it that the company is gearing up to launch a new product tomorrow in China, which is being speculated to be a mechanical keyboard. Past leaks have claimed that this keyboard will be priced around RMB 199, which roughly translates to Rs 2,000. Although marketed by Xiaomi, the device may not be under the Mi branding. Instead, it could be leveraged on the company s MIJIA crowdfunding platform. ALSO READ: Xiaomi could launch a gaming keyboard on October 18