Ever since Lin Bin revealed that Xiaomi will release a flagship smartphone in the second half of 2016, we have received a lot of leaks and rumors about the device. This includes recent information about three variants of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 as well as specs of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi5S. However, today, we have an even more extensive leak, revealing the specs, variants as well as the pricing of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, which should succeed the Mi Note flagship released last year. Since analyst Pan Jiutang is of the opinion that Xiaomi should be the first smartphone manufacturer with Snapdragon 821, we expect the release to be within the next few months. So, all the details about the upcoming flagship are as given below.
First of all, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and all its variants (there are a few) should be announced at the Xiaomi Summer Conference 2016. Unfortunately, we don’t have a specific time frame for this conference. What we do have is the Mi Note 2 variants and specs.
So, Xiaomi is said to be working on three different variants of the Mi Note 2 this year. All the three models should feature a 5.7-inch display, but the standard version will feature 1080p resolution while the high-end and the Edge variants will come with 2K resolution. Further, the high and the Edge models are expected to come with pressure sensitive displays, which will be a first for Xiaomi.
The Mi Note 2 will also be the company’s first 6GB RAM phone. While the standard variant is said to feature 4GB + 32GB memory configuration, the top/ high variant is said to come with 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM and the Edge variant with 6GB + 128GB. Also, the standard variant is expected to come with a single 16MP camera at the back, but the top and Edge variants should get 12MP dual cameras. Other features common in these variants include a hidden fingerprint sensor, 4000mAh battery with QC 3.0, NFC, Hi-Fi chip etc.
As for the pricing, it’s not going to be cheap. The standard version should retail for 2499 Yuan ($376), while the Top and the Edge variants should cost 2999 Yuan ($451) and 3499 Yuan ($526) respectively.
Unfortunately, it’s still too early to confirm these specs and variants. But if the information turns out to be true, then the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will become Xiaomi’s first 6GB , dual camera, and dual curved display flagship!
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