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.

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