Alleged Xiaomi Mi Note 2 leaked photos show off curved screen

Xiaomi might be losing the star-studded momentum it once had in the Chinese market, but this isn't stopping the company from producing handsets a more indiscriminate eye (i.e. that of the average smartphone user) can qualify as "darn fine." Right now, Xiaomi is at work on a sequel to its well-received Mi Note smartphones it announced and released in the first half of last year, when the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor was a novelty.

The Mi Note 2 has been leaking from time to time, with rumors describing four different variants of the handset, including a premium-most one with a curved screen and dual-camera setup. The latter has supposedly found itself before the lens of Mr. Blurrycam, seen running Xiaomi's MIUI Android-based operating system. The curved screen akin to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge's is clearly visible in all shots.

Alas, there's no surefire way to confirm that this phone is the real deal from the dark photos, which obscure the device's design. It could be a curved screen handset from Vivo or Samsung with a MIUI theme. So as legit as these look, don't assume they are totally real just yet.

The render you are seeing in the header image isn't an official picture, but rather a community-made design based on leaks and rumors. Nevertheless, it's indeed hard to imagine the smartphone looking that much different from what we're seeing there.

Reportedly, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will be among the first Snapdragon 821-powered smartphones and is to feature 6GB of RAM memory, along with 128GB of storage in the most tricked-out model. Alas, it's unclear when Xiaomi will be presenting its latest creation. We think September or October are plausible, unless the smartphone is too early in the making and possibly scheduled for early next year.

via GizChina

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Mi Note 2
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4070 mAh



1. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Yes! Xiaomi needs to copy hard to stay relevant. Good on them!

9. launernoon

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Xiaomi is well known as a copy cat anyway. So not surprised by this at all. They don't spend any bucks on R&D, so all they can do is copy, and make uglier, and cheaper built phones. Cheaper phones that don't have to cover their R&D cost, what can we expect? - ugly and copy cat phones. That's about it.

2. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung Xiaomi Galaxy Mi Note

4. Kumar123 unregistered

This looks fantastic but it would be even batter looking if there weren't any ugly home button. Nevertheless this looks good. I hope this is real. It's like they took Note 7 and remove some of the design flow of Note 7. Looking forward to this phone.

8. Cyberchum

Posts: 1099; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Lots of airheads here really. Do you seriously think curve-edged displays are going to stay Samsung exclusive forever? Do you not think that along the line, Samsung would want to make money by selling the glass tech to other OEMs? Is it the tapered back? It has been around for more than a decade; even my last Symbian/Nokia (603) had it .Or is the home button? It's like Samsung's, so what? Does Samsung have a patent on that, à la rounded/curved corners? I am Samsung fanboy but not a stupid one. Y'all need to get off your high horses. Smoking pot ain't a bad thing in my book, but if it comprises your senses, dump it.

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