Xiaomi Mi Note 2 gains certification; could be launched next week

We've been tailing the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 for a while now, and it appears we'll soon have something more official to mull over. The device has apparently been approved by China's CCC (3C) authority, and looks set to be launched next week on September 14th. We should hasten to add that it hasn't yet passed TENAA — a prerequisite of the device going on sale in China. But after so many purported glimpses of the curved-edge phablet, we're now ready for the real thing. 

As you'll see in the gallery below, the device is expected to look much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, with a curvaceous finish and large footprint. It'll likely be kitted out with a 5.5 or 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 821, 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. There's expected to be a USB Type-C port, decent 3600 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor — all for the equivalent of around $420-$450. 

It has also been rumored very recently that the handset might include a pressure-sensitive Force Touch display, while a cheaper 64 GB configuration is also likely.

With the device being 3C-certified, let's hope it soon passes through TENAA. That way, we'll know if the beastly set of internal hardware is more than just rumor mill bluster. A previous tidbit mentioned that 14th September launch date, while a leaked poster — as seen above — indicates that the Mi Note 2 could reach early adopters by September 24th. 

We'll keep an eye out for more, so stay tuned.

Related phones

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



2. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

this seems a 6inch device.....

5. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Hopefully! I went from 5" to 5.7" and I won't mind handling a 6" screen. I like it big xD xD xD

3. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Will it be available in English ui? The phone is sexy.

4. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I am SO looking forward for this cellphone! If it works without hiccups, it'll be my next phone! Bring it on Xiaomi! :D

6. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Mi note is xiaomi's best phone. I hope mi note 2 is also as good as mi note at launch.

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

If 420$ is a reality for such hardware and 128gb storage, then it's an excellent choice. However, I do hope it's ip68 rated, has an iris scanner, 7000 series aluminium, stereo speakers, 5.8 inch quad he display, ir blasted, possibly a stylus, better ram management than one plus 3, and a few other tidbits for an impressive spec sheet and to truly challenge the Galaxy note 7! I think with everything mentioned above, it would be worth to place it even at $500.

8. BobThePro

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

bruh, catch up with the current news. OP3 now has one of the best memory mangement ever seen after the oxegen 3.2.1 update which was like 2 month ago

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah as if you are the only one who is 'latest'. One plus 3 doesn't have the best ram management. I can confirm too, although with several sources. And never said oneplus 3 has bad management, I said the mi note 2 should be better than it right from the release.

11. BobThePro

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

doubt it, they still haven't fixed the mi5 ram management issue ( check out C4ETech's speedtest )

9. BobThePro

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

i can confirm quad hd amoled, 64gig base storage, no Ir blaster, 3d touch, price at around 2799 yuan (420 usd) for the base version, no edge, no 3d touch. around 3499 for top varient, (529 usd)

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.