In an event held in Peking University Gymnasium today, Xiaomi unveiled its flagship Mi Note 2 smartphone. It will be the successor of the Mi Note launched last year.
As the company announced already, the device bears a dual sided curved display similar to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and S7 Edge. It sports a 5.7-inch Full HD dual curved OLED display with force touch and Corning Gorilla Glass for the protection on the top. The phone also comes with 77.2% screen-to-body ratio.
The Mi Note 2 is powered by the most powerful mobile processor Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor. It comes in two different variants. One with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage is priced at 2799 Yuan (Rs 27,600) and the other one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage is priced at 3299 Yuan (Rs 32,500). The company also launched the 6GB/128GB international variant to be available globally for $515.
Talking about the camera specs, the device features a 22.56-megapixel high-resolution camera which uses a Sony IMX 318 sensor. The phone also comes with 3-axis gyroscope inside the camera to help with EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) on 4K video stabilization. On the front, it features an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera for selfies. The front facing camera uses a Sony IMX268 Exmor RS Sensor for autofocus. It also supports group selfie mode that merges several snaps into one to make sure that everyone’s eyes are open.
As expected, the device supports 4G VoLTE and can provide bandwidth up to 600Mbps. It houses a 4070mAh battery with quick charge capabilities. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top.
Xiaomi also introduced Mi VR headset and Mi Virtual SIM, which works similar to Google’s Project Fi. The Mi VR headset comes with a dedicated motion sensor and price at 199 Yuan (Rs 2000). It’ll support Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5s and Mi 5.
Talking about the launch of the devices in India, Xiaomi’s VP Hugo Barra said that the company has no plans to launch these two smartphones in India.
Key Specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2
|Display||5.7-inch (Full HD OLED Dual Side Curved Display)|
|Processor||Quad-Core Snapdragon 821|
|Camera||22.56MP Rear, 8MP Front|
|RAM||4GB / 6GB|
|Internal storage||64GB / 128GB|
|Operating system||MIUI 8|