Xiaomi last month announced its most awaiting flagship smartphone, the Mi5 in China. It is the successor of Mi4 which was launched back in July 2014 and since then Xiaomi introduced only one flagship i.e. Mi Note Pro back in January last year. Up to now, company has successfully updated its smartphone lineup with the launched of Xiaomi Mi5, Redmi 3 Pro and Redmi Note 3 smartphones. The only product Xiaomi need to update is its Mi Note series. Although Mi Note / Pro didn’t achieve great success in terms of sales number, Xiaomi still making plans to release its successor – Mi Note 2. According to the leaked info, the Mi Note 2 would be powered with Snapdragon 820 / 823 processor and the pricing will start at around 2,999 Yuan ($460).
The leaks suggest that the upcoming Mi Note 2 could come in a number of different variants. We can see a Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 823 powered variants coupled with 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM and also includes various storage options like 32GB/64GB/128GB/256GB. Along with Snapdragon 823 and 6GB RAM, the 256GB ROM makes the device more powerful and the performance will be at the best.
All the variants of Mi Note 2 will be allegedly features 5.7-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) QHD display and a 3600mAh battery will be included on the back featuring 18Q Quick Charging. It is also mentioned a 16-megapixels rear camera (Sony’s IMX295 sensor) and a 5-megapixels front camera. It could be the first Xiaomi smartphone to run on MIUI 8 based on Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Price, Release date
It will be all-metal build device and will carries a retail price around 2999 yuan which comes to $460. July could be the month where Xiaomi planning to release the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 in China.
Most of you might be thinking about the all new Snapdragon 823 SoC, but remind you this is not the first time we hear about this chipset. Analyst Pan Jiutang already revealed in February that Snapdragon 823 model number MSM8996 Pro will offer higher clocking speed compared to the Snapdragon 820, though the baseband is similar.
As of now this is the only information available, we will updated once anything goes official. Stay tuned!