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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