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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 official: 5.7-inch dual-curved design, Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM and more

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The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is now official

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is now official


After plenty of leaks and speculation, Xiaomi has finally announced the Mi Note 2 phablet at a special event in Beijing, China. As expected, the successor to the impressive Xiaomi Mi Note includes a dual curved-edge display akin to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and beneath the panel, there's plenty of firepower. 

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 packs a 5.7-inch, 1080 x 1920, dual-curved AMOLED display, which apparently provides an agreeable 77.2 % screen-to-body ratio. For the sake of uniformity, the rear of the device is also comprised of a dual-curved-edge, glass finish. Xiaomi touts this composition as 'one side technology, one side art', and the whole thing is held together by an aluminum frame. 

Like a number of recent flagships including the company's very own Mi 5s Plus, the Mi Note 2 arrives with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 chipset (2.35 GHz). There's 4 or 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM available, and either 64 or 128 gigs of internal storage dependent on the version.

Global variant includes 6 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM and support for 37 bands

Global variant includes 6 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM and support for 37 bands


On the battery front, there's a 4070 mAh juice pack with support for Quick Charge 3.0. The rear-facing camera is a 22.56-megapixel effort, which Xiaomi spent a good two or three minutes stipulating is not a 23-megapixel shooter. It's an f/2.0 Sony IMX318 sensor and features EIS (not OIS, unfortunately), just like the Google Pixel. There's also an 8-megapixel Sony IMX268 snapper for selfies with auto-focus and f/2.0 aperture. 

The Mi Note 2 includes a number of other bells and whistles like NFC for Mi Pay support, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C connectivity and GPS high-precision positioning. Audiophiles will be pleased to learn that there's support for Qualcomm's descrete 'Aqstic' audio DAC, which brings native support for 192 kHz / 24-bit playback. Software-wise, Xiaomi's custom MIUI 8 skin runs atop Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is the same firmware of the Mi 5s series. The Nougat-based MIUI 9 has been spotted in the wild in recent times, though, so hopefully an end user update won't be too far off. 

The device arrives in Piano Black and Glacier Silver color options. The version with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage arrives at the cost of 2799 Yuan, or around $413. The 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage version is 3299 Yuan, which equates to about $487. The 'global' version gets the same 6 / 128 GB RAM and ROM combo and also includes support for 4G+ and 37 LTE bands worldwide for 3499 Yuan ($516). The device will apparently be available from November 1st.

If you're wondering about the dimensions, the Mi Note 2 measures in at 156.2 mm x 77.3 mm 7.6 mm, and weighs 166 grams.

Do you like what you see of the Mi Note 2? Let us know of your early impressions in the comments below. 

source: Xiaomi

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posted on 25 Oct 2016, 02:13

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


That battery capacity though, I wonder how long it will last

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 04:31

18. hansip87 (Posts: 103; Member since: 10 Nov 2015)


As long as it does not explode..

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 06:43

25. fonelover (Posts: 248; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


They purchased Note7 for cheap and rebranded as Mi Note2.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 09:14

27. AllFanboysMatter (Posts: 175; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


The battery is 4070mah

posted on 26 Oct 2016, 05:28

30. talon1812 (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Oct 2014)


Actually, Samsung recalled all of the Note 7's so that they can re-brand
them as the Hillary Note 7. It explodes, catches fire, then destroys all of
your data.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 02:16 2

2. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2658; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Wow, looks great, will wait for the reviews.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 02:21 1

3. pp007 (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


also mention that it has flexible OLED display..

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 02:51 5

7. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


Any phone with a curved screen has a flexible display. That's how they were able to curve it.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:36 1

12. Fellwalker (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


It is NOT flexible. It has been bent (or flexed if you insist on using that word) in a one time operation.

Flexible would mean that it could still be flexed. That would lead to bendgate II..

When flexible screens finally arrive, they will be able to roll up.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:38

13. Fellwalker (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


Not at room temperature! Any glass is flexible IF YOU HEAT IT ENOUGH.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 04:21 7

17. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


I'm talking about the display, not the glass. This phone DOESN'T have flexible glass, but the organic layer beneath is flexible.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 02:23 1

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1332; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Where is Xiaomi Mix? 6.4 inch screen but same size with iPhone 7plus!

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 02:49

5. BoardDWorld (Posts: 117; Member since: 17 Aug 2016)


There's a French guy on stage talking about it now but I can't get a clear stream. I caught the bit about Ceramic.. I'm disappointed in the Mi Note 2, priced as high as the Pro model from last year and they went away from their original diamond cut frame and symmetrical ports and made it just like a Samsung Note. They really didn't ned to do that. The new MIX is pretty though, hopefully the savior of the day.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:18

11. shahrooz (Posts: 784; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


here you go.
http://en.miui.com/thread-386193-1-1.html

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 02:50 1

6. frydaexiii (Posts: 1471; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I can't be the only one who see that they've ripped off the Note 7 exactly (minus the stylus) right?

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 02:54

8. BoardDWorld (Posts: 117; Member since: 17 Aug 2016)


They did and they didn't have to. Maybe it's to mock them while they release their new high end device, the Xiaomi MIX

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:02 1

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1332; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


At least it does not have protruding camera, suck it

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 04:32 1

19. hansip87 (Posts: 103; Member since: 10 Nov 2015)


Note 7? What Note 7? they don't exist so Xiaomi is free to use it now ;)

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 05:48 1

20. dazed1 (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


No one would care if the camera is top class, but sadly Xiaomi is always average with the cameras.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 06:36 1

24. hansip87 (Posts: 103; Member since: 10 Nov 2015)


You clearly haven't looked at mi4c or mi5 OG..

posted on 26 Oct 2016, 21:03

31. yoghibawono (Posts: 233; Member since: 04 May 2016)


you clearly never owned xiaomi lmao

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:15

10. BoardDWorld (Posts: 117; Member since: 17 Aug 2016)


Who cares about the Mi Note 2, the worlds best phone is now the Xioami Mi MIX, It's totally ceramic, buttons, ceramic piezo speaker, ultrasonic proximity sensor, 4400mAh, 6.4" at 92% screen to body ratio and 3999 for the 256gb 18K gold trim version.

http://en.miui.com/thread-386193-1-1.html

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:41

14. TheOracle1 (Posts: 391; Member since: 04 May 2015)


Wow. I'll take both! The Mi Mix is incredible and the Note 2 is excellent at least on paper. Xiaomi have set a benchmark with these two phones and now they have worldwide lte it will shake the market up.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 04:16

15. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1583; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


So they have added that amazing EIS that Pixel's have and that is proven to be on par or better then OIS? Damn thats really nice

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 04:17 5

16. Diego! (Posts: 667; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Bye bye Apple, bye bye Sammy... Hello and welcome to my world, Xiaomi

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 05:49 1

21. dazed1 (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


Don't compare anything to current Samsung high end phones, even the iPhone-s cant touch them as a whole.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 06:26

22. Instructor (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


And does dual curved display serve any purpose as in S7 Edge?

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 06:36

23. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1583; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Cool gimmick nothing more.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 08:02

26. antjones21 (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


When will it be released in the US?

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 09:14

28. nate358 (Posts: 57; Member since: 24 Dec 2013)


If it was a copy of the Sammy Note 7 it would be waterproof, have a 3.5mm jack, wireless charging, and an SD card slot.

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