Renders of Xiaomi Mi Note 2 show dual-cameras, thin bezels and a fingerprint scanner

Renders of Xiaomi Mi Note 2 show dual-cameras, thin bezels and a fingerprint scanner
Found on the Weibo page of tipster @KJuma today, is a pair of renders allegedly depicting the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 phablet. Looking at the images, it appears that  there will be a physical home button that most likely will be used as a fingerprint scanner. There is speculation that this could be Qualcomm's Sense ID Ultra-Sonic biometric recognition technology that was unveiled this past March.

Those who find thin bezels attractive will certainly adore the look of the Mi Note 2 render, showing the front of the device. The image displaying the back of the Mi Note 2 shows that the device sports dual-cameras. One could be for the actual photograph and the other could be to capture depth of field information. This allows post-production changes in focus similar to what you would find with a Lytro camera, and the HTC One (M8).

The latest rumors have the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 equipped with a 5.7-inch screen, carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The phone is powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC, with its quad-core Kryo CPU and Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB/64GB of native storage. A 23MP camera graces the back of the handset, and the 12MP snapper in front will handle selfies and video chats. The generator keeps humming thanks to a 3500mAh battery, which can be quickly brought back to life using Qualcomm's Quick Charge feature. Android 5.1 will be pre-installed, with MIUI 7 running on top.

No word yet when we might see this beastly phone. At this point, the ol' Ouija board says that it all depends on when Qualcomm delivers the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Previous rumors have the chips landing at manufacturers' facilities in December, with the first Snapdragon 820 flavored handsets rolling out in March.

via: XiaomiToday



1. Stagueve

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2. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014


3. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

premium in looks and specs. ..and possibly it will be cheaper than even 16gb iPhone 6S. .lol

4. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

very small bezels, beautiful design, dual camera and 3500mah baterry. If this is true then I am sold

21. yonith

Posts: 230; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Agreed 100%. If they could only sell them in the USA. *sigh*

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

why do all chinese manufacturers stick with on screen buttons? they are fugly.

7. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

I don't think Xiaomi has ever used software buttons before though. On that picture it's a fingerprint scanner that most likely double as a home button and it has capacitive back lit buttons.

12. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I meant capacitive buttons. :|

13. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Capacitive buttins are great, they're not space wasters like onscreen buttons.

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Should Be A Great Phablet Possibly Better Than The Note5.

20. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Nope, no S-pen ;-)

24. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That's True IDK Why They Even Call It A Note LOL, But Not having A Stylus Is Only A Deal Breaker For A Handful Of People. When I Owned A Note I Used The S-pen For The First Month After That I Hardly Ever Used It.

9. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Clearly fan made.

16. JnCrls unregistered

I can do that on Microsoft Paint.

10. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

That phone, like o_____o

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015


14. ShangTsung

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

Fake, though I wish it wasn't. Would kill everything in it's path. Take note, samsung.

15. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

it looks to good to be true and specs are also to good for higher-midrange device. it has better specs than the rumored xiaomi mi5

28. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

The Mi Note (especially the Note Pro) was never meant a higher-midrange device. The first Note Pro had also flagship specs (the normal Note had specs like the Mi4, wich is the flagship for Xiaomi now too. *sigh* just only the Mi5 would come out...)

17. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

dual camera and dual led flash .... must learn all other companies who are providing same things

18. DashHax

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

I don't think it will yield the same camera hardware (ie: the 23MP camera) with the Z5 family since Sony had stated that the hardware is exclusive for the Z5 series.

19. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Why does every render need to have a dual camera?

22. yonith

Posts: 230; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I'd love to see this design language in a 5in screen with a fingerprint reader.

23. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Looks pretty fake

25. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

If those renders and specs were genuine then this phone would be legendary and I would definitely put an order for it. But sadly those renders don't look legit, looks fan made. Seems like a fanboys dream. But I would love to be proved wrong though.

26. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

even if this is fan made, it looks awesome.

27. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

There's no wonder why Xiaomi has such a small RND team. Just like Huawei they live off of internet smartphone rumors lol

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