Teaser for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 takes a shot at the Xiaomi Mi 5?

If a teaser that appeared on Xiaomi's Weibo page on Monday means what many think it does, it would seem that the company is dissing its own flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi 5. The teaser shows a soccer pitch in the background with the incorrect equation 2 > 5 in the foreground. That means 2 is greater than 5, which is not true.

But Xiaomi could be actually saying that the unannounced Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is a more powerful phone than the Xiaomi Mi 5. Even though the latter is the company's flagship phone, rumored specs for the Mi Note 2 pretty much top those on the Mi 5. The Mi Note 2 is rumored to come with a 5.7-inch screen, carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 SoC is believed to be under the hood, with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM will be inside along with 32GB/64GB of native storage. A 23MP camera will adorn the back of the phone, while a 12MP camera should be found on the front of the handset to snap selfies and handle video chats. A 3500mAh battery is rumored to be in charge of keeping the lights on, and Quick Charge rapidly brings the battery back to life.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 matches some of these specs as it is powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset. It also has 4GB of RAM. But it falls short of the Mi Note 2 thanks to its 5.2-inch screen, and 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Mi 5 camera combo of 16MP (back)/4MP (front) also doesn't match the back and front cameras expected on the Mi Note 2, and the 3000mAh battery is not up to the larger capacity cell believed to be powering the Mi Note 2.

Perhaps Xiaomi didn't release the teaser to compare the Mi Note 2 with the Mi 5 after all. No handset manufacturer in its right mind would put down its current flagship model. The teaser is a head scratcher to be sure. Anyone out there with some idea of what message Xiaomi was trying to convey?


source: Xiaomi via XiaomiToday

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Mi 5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core
  • Storage 128 GB
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20 Comments

1. LeSerpentVincent

Posts: 66; Member since: May 30, 2016

LOL still cheer for Iceland so yeah 2>5 :)

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

This is not just your everyday stupid troll, this is advance stupid troll. I wonder how come PA didn't band you, maybe it's fun to seeing you trolling around.

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Definitely not fun seeing a bitch like HIM running HIS surgically enhanced face around.

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

PA's ban hammer is known to be slow as heck.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

You're still alive? srsly?

5. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Ohh yeah!!! Game on!!

7. BobbyBaster

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

Another iphone knock off. These chinese copycats should learn a thing or two about originality.

9. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

No dude not a knock off!! And if it is!! It also knocks off the iphone in performance!!

13. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

PottyBuster is back....

14. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

nope, probably and ironically a copycat account.

8. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Its targeting the Note 5 Einstein !!

10. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Its mi note 2 vs note 5

11. fly2click

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Oops. You guys haven't played rocks, Scissors and papers game. rock is 0, Scissors is 2 and paper is 5. so obviously 2 is greater than 5. What I understood from this teaser is Xiaomi is trying to say that cut the work hours by 2 instead of 5.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

add wacom digitizer and it will be nice (cheap) alternative for galaxy note

15. dnomadic

Posts: 441; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Uh, maybe, I need you to work with me on this, maybe the shot is not at there product but a shot at the note 5. Xiaomi Note 2 is greater than Note 5, my logic may be off but I think, maybe, this might be right. Sheesh!!

16. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm pretty sure they're referencing the Note 5.

17. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

They could just be using the 'greater than' sign to mean bigger than rather than implying that the Note 2 is better than the Mi5. After all, when we say 10 > 6 we are only saying larger not better.

18. linc1471

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Hie, i resister on PA just to answer this question. Lemme guess... I thing, 2 refers to two eyes and 5 to five fingers... OMG... is that about iris scanner!!! Sry XIAOMI your surprise is xposed.

19. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Maybe they want to say that 2 screens are better than one 5 inch screen. Maybe that device would have two screens. Or maybe a folding screen.

20. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

So when will this Xiaomi Mi Note 2 be announced?

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