The grapevine is full of speculations that the second-generation Xiaomi Mi Note is on its way to make its debut this year. Leaked reports reveal that the new device, dubbed Mi Note 2, could use Samsung’s curved AMOLED display and sport Snapdragon 823 SoC and a touch display.
Earlier, the Chinese-based tech firm was keen on launching the MediaTek powered smartphone in India, but the deal was interrupted by the company’s patent infringement lawsuit with Ericsson. Xiaomi still intends to go with its launch plan in India, so the new Mi Note 2, set to be released in the country, could have Qualcomm’s chipset under the hood, reported BGR.
Rumors claim that the Mi Note 2 handset will pack in either a Snapdragon 823 SoC or Snapdragon 820. This apparently suggests that the Note 2 will come in two variants similar to the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and Mi Note. Other details of the phone include 4GB of RAM, a 16MP Sony sensor, 64GB of native storage, a 3600mAH battery and 256GB of inbuilt storage.
Of all the features, the biggest highlight is the 3D Touch-inspired pressure sensitive display, which was first introduced by Apple in its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. However, it should be noted that Xioami has not officially revealed anything regarding specifications and features of the Mi Note 2, so it leaves more room for speculations.
NDTV reports that the Redmi 3 smartphone was introduced in China in the beginning of this week and was named Redmi 3 Pro or high version. The features include inbuilt storage, upgraded memory and sensor areas.
The Mi Note 2 will be priced at CNY 2,999 (US$463), which is a little costly compared to the Mi Note phablet (16GB), which was priced at CNY 2,299 (US$355) and 64GB model priced at CNY 2,799 (US$432). The Mi Note, launched in January 2015 is now slated to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow. To know more read this.
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