Nostalgic about the Blue Coral Note 7? Xiaomi has just the Mi Note 2 fix

Nostalgic about the Blue Coral Note 7? Xiaomi has just the Mi Note 2 fix
Call it what you will, but Chinese darling Xiaomi will be releasing a blue Mi Note 2, among other color versions, and the hue somewhat resembles that of the infamous Note 7 Blue Coral version. That one proved so popular that Samsung decided to bring it down to the next best thing in its flagship Galaxy line - the S7 edge - and it has been selling like hot cakes ever since, often on back order from US carriers.

Even if you decide that the blue Mi Note 2, as showcased in the photos below by Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun, is not at all like the Blue Coral Note 7, bear in mind that it's still a phone with a 5.7" curved dual edge OLED that is made of metal and glass. The rest of the specs include Snapdragon 821 chipset, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, 4000 mAh battery, and a 23 MP camera.

These top-shelf specs do reflect on the asking price of about $600, but let's not forget that the handset also has a version with no less than 37 bands, including CDMA and 22 LTE ones, that would work virtually everywhere on global carrier networks if you decide to import. Granted, you can't make a Note 7 without an S Pen, but Xiaomi is at least trying.

source: SamMobile

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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
Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Lol source coming from SamMobile

7. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Are you the only one don't know yet, that SamMobile are bunch of iboys???

9. chenski

Posts: 781; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Does that mean imobile are samboys

2. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 sure looks like the real thing! Less S Pen, touchwiz and inferior SoC but with Miui, more ram and an even bigger battery and cheaper too!

3. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Is it really difficult for other OEMs to mimic S-Pen and create a true Note 7 alternative?

4. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

The closest implementation I have ever observed so far is that of LG's in the LG Stylus 3.

8. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Still far, far, far away from the real thing. Capacitive hot-dog pen will never compare with wacom technology,

10. chenski

Posts: 781; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

If they incorporate all the s pen features in the phone itself and just slap on a generic pen, wouldn't that be the same thing

5. AlikMalix unregistered

Patents and trademarks.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they would have to be very inventive or hope samsung allows them to buy rights to use their patents. good luck with that. lol

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