Xiaomi will reveal its much-anticipated Mi Note 2 today on October 25. The Mi Note 2 is expected to be the most expensive smartphone by the Chinese tech giant. There have been many leaks regarding the looks and specifications of the smartphone. As of now, Xiaomi is hosting the launch in Beijing, China and the live-stream of Mi Note 2 which can be viewed on YouTube, which started at 11:30 am (Indian Standard Time), and has revealed some specifications. The most notable feature of the latest Mi Note is the ultra thin dual-curved edge display, on the lines of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the S7 edge. According to rumours, the smartphone will support the Force Touch very similar to the 3D Touch in Apple devices. The company has confirmed through its tweets that the device will be known as Mi Note 2, which will come with a ‘two-sided dual curve’ display.
According to various reports, the price will range somewhere between Rs 40,000 to Rs 60,000 which will make it the costliest smartphone by Xiaomi. On the specifications front, The phone Mi Note 2 will likely have a 5.7-inch OLED display, powered by the latest 821 Snapdragon processor. The phone will come in two versions: 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB. The phone is fueled by a 4070mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. The MiNote2 is also equipped with full-featured NFC, HD lossless audio, and SAP GPS. Interestingly, according to some reports, the company will also present a version without the curved display. Xiaomi had introduced the dual-camera in Redmi Pro and may continue the trend. The phone will have a 23-megapixel rear camera with the Sony sensor and a 12 MP front camera.
Xiaomi has done well in India when it comes to budget smartphones, and it remains to be seen if the company will make a foray into the Indian market with its premium smartphone with a hefty price tag. According to IDC, Xiaomi has the third spot among smartphone vendors in the top 30 cities of the country. Interestingly, Xiaomi recently launched a version of its smartphones for the offline market in India, before which it sold phones only through online portals.
— Mi (@xiaomi) October 25, 2016
The Mi 5, supposedly its budget flagship did not do so well, hence how Xiaomi markets the new smartphone outside China will be an interesting thing to watch out for. It is inevitable that the smartphone will face tough competition from other contemporary devices which have similar specifications at the same price.