Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun: Mi Note 2 will come with a surprise

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun: Mi Note 2 will come with a surprise
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 appears to be the next highly anticipated handset to come from Xiaomi. Based on rumored specs,we could see the high-end model carry a 5.5-inch dual curved edge AMOLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The latest rumor has the Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood, a 21MP dual camera setup on the back of the unit, and 6GB of RAM inside the device along with 128GB of flash memory. But wait, there's more. What that will be though, is a surprise according to CEO Lei Jun.

The executive, who said on Wednesday that the Mi Note 2 is currently under mass production, wouldn't say what the mystery is all about. Perhaps it has something to do with the price of the phablet, which might reside in the area of $300 USD.That would be amazing for a phone with those specs.

The Mi Note 2 is rumored to be coming to market in the middle of next month. Xiaomi is said to be hoping that the handset makes up for what apparently has been a disappointing launch of the Xiaomi Mi 5s. According to one report, only Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner embedded in the display, and the screen's Force Touch feature saved the phone from being a disaster.

source: Tautio (translated) via XiaomiToday

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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



1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Hate dual curved screens.

2. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

The rumor is it has the Snapdragon 835? Did you just make that up Alan? I thought it was going to have the 821. I thought the mi 5s was a success. Also the high end model is supposed to be 5.7 with QHD and the 5.5 is supposed to be HD. And the 5.7 is supposed to have the curved display along with the force touch and ultra sonic sensor. Maybe I should be a written for phonearena. I'm not good at making up stories though.

7. raky_b

Posts: 420; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You thought???? Well apparently it doesn't matter what do you think, because you are not smart enough to understand that this is not Alan's made up text, even though he did left link to original news... so, dude...just don't try to be smatr next time...sometimes is better to be quiet and let a people think that you are smart...

31. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I'm not trying to be smart. I'm saying, I visit this site everyday along with other sites. I'm saying that these so called reporters should do some actual reporting. Don't base your news as fact, do a little research. He created this article and didn't even bother to make the words his own and considering the original site was poorly worded he should have reworded it or done some homework. Since you are so defensive, I'm guessing you are either Alan or another phonearena reporter. Thanks for reminding me why I don't post on this site often. PS I love your grammer. It makes you sound smart.

17. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

SD835? I expect SD995 with 5.5million antutu score :-/

3. Rafishant

Posts: 407; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I just don't understand how are they gonna release another flagship similar to the Mi 5s?? And how the Mi 5s was failure??

8. raky_b

Posts: 420; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

in every possible way...on papir it's perfect, but it's far away from another flagships...and then, sale numbers are not as Xiaomi has expected...maybe because they started to sale new flagship every 3 months, so people doesn't have time to realize that f.e. Mi5s is a flagship.

22. Guaire

Posts: 896; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Mi5 has released 8 months ago not 3 months. Mi5 didn't sell as previous Mi flagships despite the fact it came 21 months after Mi4. Mi5s hasn't any sales number yet, because it isn't released yet, just announced.

28. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

This is a mistake, maybe they mean the Mi5? The Mi5s is an exceptional phone that's supersedes most flagships in features with a special feature being the ultrasonic finger scanner and 2D thumb placement moulded into the screen glass. Then they price it $330 for the top 4gb/128gb force touch model! The Pixel with the same camera sensor is $750 and you're not going to get updates anywhere near as long as Xiaomi provide which is 5+ years. I have access to the Chinese Mi Market app and it has been completely impossible to get the 128gb model. The 64gb model you can apply for a notification via the Market app, but you have to be super quick when you get it.

20. Guaire

Posts: 896; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

They won't. Xiaomi not going to release a new flagship in short term. Xiaomi CEO never talked about Mi Note 2. IMO somebody tries to hurt Mi5s' sales with that fake Mi Note 2 rumors.

25. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Disappointing launch of Mi5s? It is just launched last week. And I read the news that there are 3 million bookings for it. How come it is disappointing? 3 million interests in a new device is called disappointing? What is exciting then? 3 billion bookings?

32. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

West will never understand what is Xiaomi exactly....

4. Kumar123 unregistered

I wish they ditch that extremely ugly samsungly looking home button. Everyone is going on screen button they should too.

24. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

On-screen buttons are stupid. Just a waste of screen space. Mi5s design is brilliant and original to Xiaomi.

35. HR_19

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

No, a lot of manufacturers did that, but have now gone back to physical buttons. ZTE Axon 8, OnePlus 3, HTC 10, Samsung phones, all have physical buttons, and HTC and OnePlus have done on-screen buttons before, but went back to physical. Once everyone starts doing fingerprint scanners underneath the phone screen, then we may see a switch back to software buttons, but until there's an opportunity for the bezels to shrink significantly, making physical buttons is wasting screen space, and costing me time (if I'm in a full screen app, I have to swipe to get the buttons up, then tap home; it's annoying for someone who games a lot).

5. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

Snap 835? Haven't heard about that one, usually Qualcomm announces SoCs before they appear in a device.

6. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

It's because he copied and pasted a horrible written article fromhttp://www.xiaomitoday.com/xiaomi-mi-note-2-surprise/ Next time he should do some research on phonearena and see what the actual rumors are.

33. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I'm not debating what the snapdragon will be called. The rumors for the note 2 are saying that it will be released this November. That's a little early for a chip that has not been released/announced yet. If the reporter is saying that the Note 2 is slated then that is fine. But they don't mention the release date. If you want to have an intelligent conversation let's have one. You don't have to be so defensive.

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I'm liking the hardware design, with slim bezels, little or non-protruding camera, etc. Wonder how versatile and privacy conscious their software is though...OnePlus was my gateway to Android 'cause of COS + Privacy Guard.

11. raky_b

Posts: 420; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

well, i would rather have chinese to spay on me than google and apple. that's why i always use chinese version of OS, without G-apps

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, I too would rather have that but only select parts (not all data from my Smartphone), as I don't use any other chinese services. So, having them track say my browsing usage will be keeping that personal data scattered to different countries and unlinked, which is how I like any personal data on anyone else's HDD storage. Google already tracks YouTube/entertainment, app usage, location, web searches, etc, wouldn't want to be putting anything personally identifiable in their hands, especially given how much they desperately crave for such info. For example, to simply make use of my gift card balance ( https://db.tt/wia5Cem2 ) on the Play Store to make purchases, look at what the greedy devils are demanding to know ( https://db.tt/etZ9x9IJ ). Never gonna happen, their greed is merely standing between them and their devs getting paid. I get my apps from Amazon store, directly from the dev, or pirate it if none-of-the-above is available, their loss.

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

why not both?? get chinese brand and get spied by google and chinese :D or get HTC, huawei, or other chinese brand from your network carrier.. so three of them can spy your activity... :D

26. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Xiaomi.eu use the Chinese firmware but strip it right back to basics (200+ mb removed), the global community provide multi language support.

14. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I thought there'd be a Snapdragon 830 first...? Chinese 'Dragon, perhaps... You know, Dragons come from Chinese Mythology so... It's about time they make their 'own' Dragon...! But since an American company is using the 'Dragon' name... The ought to call that SoC "Snap BigFoot'... Oh well, G'Day!

19. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Isn't Snapdragon 830/5 going to be built by Samsung? Careful when charging..

21. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

The surprise is that Mi Note 2 will be directly copied from S7 edge with permission from Samsung. It's true the article is totally copied from Xiaomi today.

23. GadgetGuy

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

I see some resemblance with note 7. But with note 7's bad reputation, this device better be good.

27. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Sounds good but useless in USA! sigh

29. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Why? Xiaomi's use several USA LTE bands.

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