Move over, Samsung: the curved Mi Note 2 uses LG flexible display

Move over, Samsung: the curved Mi Note 2 uses LG flexible display
If you are wondering how much more of a shameless clone for the Note 7 or S7 edge can the new Xiaomi Mi Note 2 get in terms of a display, we have to disappoint you. Its OLED panel is slightly bent on both sides indeed, and you can do some Edge UX-style tricks on it, but it is actually made by LG, not Samsung.

Granted, this doesn't make it less of a Note 7 ripoff, but at least Samsung's monopoly on mass-produced flexible displays might start to crack with phones like the Mi Note 2. To what extent such dual-edge panels serve any practical purpose remains up in the air, but they sure look good on a premium phone. 

The cherry on the top is that Xiaomi is releasing the Mi Note 2 with a global LTE modem covering no less than 37 bands, so you can be fairly certain that it will take advantage of the fastest speeds your carrier can offer, no matter where you live. Any takers?


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1. Fona13A unregistered

Like Samsung ever needed to fumble for others to follow suit, I mean come on it's only one way and not the other with you people. "Move over, Samsung, the power of hack journalism waits for no one!"

2. Fona13A unregistered

To elaborate, what made you think Samsung or LG devices would be the only ones in the long term to use flexible displays? Your headline sucks bad.

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Did somebody notice 4k screen on Galaxy S8 YEs finally some confirmation ! now Vr industry can progress at a faster rate 2017 is the year of 4k screens and VR

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yes, it was reported here that the S8 is (alleged) to feature a 4K display. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Alleged-Galaxy-S8-specs-leak-tips-5.5-4K-display-Exynos-8895-6GB-RAM-and-March-release_id86999 VR is on the rise!

29. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

The point here is not flexible displays. But the unique Samsung's design. That gets more and more popular. Bet on, that's patented. So if they don't pay royalty to Samsung, they are not selling outside China. I really enjoy how all the haters say, the Note7 edges are useless, while this is the best design for large phones to hold and operate.

30. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

If you don't know that original mi note design is copied by almost all Samsung S and note series (after note 5 launch)

31. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

As an Xiaomi user of nearly 3 years I can say outright this is a copy. Xiaomi have everything symmetrical, for the first time the ear piece moved up higher, just like Samsung. Xiaomi have a unique diamond cut chamfered frame, this time it's the apple'esk bolge with thick antenna lines, just like Samsung. The camera moved.. The only thing original left is their 3D glass back. Fortunately the Mi MIX saved the day. I'll keep using my Mi Note until I can get that.

32. NicAngel unregistered

The Mi Mix is a Sharp Aquos rip off!

18. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah they say move over Samsung to jab at them. Why not move over LG, HTC, Samsung and Apple and all the others.

3. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

LG have tried OLED on phones before and the quality was not that good. Will be interesting to see how much improvement LG have made.

11. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Samsung fanboy trolling

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Trolling? What ebilcake said is a fact. LG's OLED display quality isn't as good as Samsung's, as SAMOLED has been rated the most color-accurate and power-effecient since 2014. You're trolling his post #3, you should apologize for that.

4. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Regardless, Samsung is and will always be the best when it comes to screen quality and that's a fact.

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Always is a long time, I would say they're currently the best overall. Although the iPhone 7 display does have more accurate colours, If Samsung know whats good for them they'll copy Apples method of matching the correct display mode and content as it clearly works quite well.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That's what nice about Samsung, I can change my screen mode.

19. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

You prefer the inconvenience of having to change them yourself and even then they're not as accurate. I doubt that's a shared opinion.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Take all of about 30 seconds for I want ro.

27. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Yes, I'm sure you remember to do that every time you view different content, that wouldn't be annoying at all. Seriously, nobody actually does that. Also doesn't change the fact the iPhone 7 display is still more accurate in every colour profile.

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That's due to it's DCI-P3 wide color gamut, nothing more.

23. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

It's not just that, they detect the content and change the display profile accordingly, based on tests done Apple have pretty much nailed it in every mode they have available. I'm not an Apple fan but that's pretty cool.

5. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It's does't matter who produce it. Main point is: Has Samsung patented this edge design?(I think- yes) If so there are two possibilities to sell such design phones outside China: 1, To pay royalties to Samsung. 2, To buy displays from Samsung. BTW what times we live now? Samsung to lead not only the tech but also the World's design trends! Ppl can easily see and feel, that this design is much better for big phones to hold and operate(even if we ignore the Edge UX)

25. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

If I am not mistaken, I read somewhere that Xiaomi ask permission (paid licence maybe) to Samsung. Xiaomi always use samsung parts on their phone like different batches of Xiaomi mi4 use samsung ram, sensors etc.

6. jhonqseven

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Once again another article which shows the hatred of iphonearena to Samsung, really do not get tired?

8. NicAngel unregistered

They are just pissed that they had to return their Note 7, which they started to love a lot because it was one of the most awesome phone ever ;-)

10. PixelPhone

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 04, 2016

Mi Note 2 uses 1080p panel so this is not true.

13. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Lg oled is trash , just like their quantum dot and ips

14. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

Get a life phone arena... We don't care which phone they copied... Both of the newly announced phones are gorgeous and powerful... This is how you design a phone @Apple

20. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Move over, Samsung: the curved Mi Note 2 copy your designs lol

21. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Not only the design, but the name too.lol Most probably Samsung will take royalty about the design. No doubt Samsung patented it. Otherwise Note2 will sell only in China.

24. NicAngel unregistered

All those supporting Samsung in the comment section are getting more likes. Haters and iPhoneArena can go and f*ck themselves.

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