With Xiaomi having sent out press invites for its special October 25th event, we're in no doubt as to when the eagerly anticipated Mi Note 2 will arrive. With a week still to go, there's ample time for the usual array of last-ditch leaks, and the latest offers an idea of how much the device will cost.
We already have a decent idea of what we'll get in terms of specs. As with the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, the Mi Note 2 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 processor. There may be up to 6 GB RAM, 128 GB of internal storage and dual 16-megapixel rear shooters. We've also heard that the device's purported 1440 x 2560, 5.7-inch display will be a dual-curved offering akin to Samsung's doomed Galaxy Note 7. A very recent alleged sighting, as seen above, would suggest that it may not be curved, but instead include very thin bezels. It could be that Xiaomi is planning both curved and non-curved offerings. This time next week, we'll know for certain one way or the other.
In the meantime, the new leak indicates that the device will not be cheap. While the aforementioned Mi 5s and 5s Plus retail in China between the $300 and $400 mark, the teaser seen in the gallery suggests a 5699 Yuan ($846) price point. The new tidbit, like most Mi Note 2-related info, is unverified for now, but it would certainly be a surprise to see Xiaomi roll out a device for such a premium price point.
By comparison, the Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro started at the equivalent of $372 for the 16 GB Note up to $532 for the fully loaded Mi Note Pro in China. As noted above, though, leaked snaps from Weibo can't be taken as official info, so we'll keep an open mind until next week's launch.
The date just below the price points to a November 1st release date, which would put the device up for grabs exactly one week after the October 25th announcement.
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