Xiaomi Mi Note 2 official: 5.7-inch dual-curved design, Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM and more


After plenty of leaks and speculation, Xiaomi has finally announced the Mi Note 2 phablet at a special event in Beijing, China. As expected, the successor to the impressive Xiaomi Mi Note includes a dual curved-edge display akin to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and beneath the panel, there's plenty of firepower. 

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 packs a 5.7-inch, 1080 x 1920, dual-curved AMOLED display, which apparently provides an agreeable 77.2 % screen-to-body ratio. For the sake of uniformity, the rear of the device is also comprised of a dual-curved-edge, glass finish. Xiaomi touts this composition as 'one side technology, one side art', and the whole thing is held together by an aluminum frame. 

Like a number of recent flagships including the company's very own Mi 5s Plus, the Mi Note 2 arrives with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 chipset (2.35 GHz). There's 4 or 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM available, and either 64 or 128 gigs of internal storage dependent on the version.


On the battery front, there's a 4070 mAh juice pack with support for Quick Charge 3.0. The rear-facing camera is a 22.56-megapixel effort, which Xiaomi spent a good two or three minutes stipulating is not a 23-megapixel shooter. It's an f/2.0 Sony IMX318 sensor and features EIS (not OIS, unfortunately), just like the Google Pixel. There's also an 8-megapixel Sony IMX268 snapper for selfies with auto-focus and f/2.0 aperture. 

The Mi Note 2 includes a number of other bells and whistles like NFC for Mi Pay support, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C connectivity and GPS high-precision positioning. Audiophiles will be pleased to learn that there's support for Qualcomm's descrete 'Aqstic' audio DAC, which brings native support for 192 kHz / 24-bit playback. Software-wise, Xiaomi's custom MIUI 8 skin runs atop Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is the same firmware of the Mi 5s series. The Nougat-based MIUI 9 has been spotted in the wild in recent times, though, so hopefully an end user update won't be too far off. 

The device arrives in Piano Black and Glacier Silver color options. The version with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage arrives at the cost of 2799 Yuan, or around $413. The 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage version is 3299 Yuan, which equates to about $487. The 'global' version gets the same 6 / 128 GB RAM and ROM combo and also includes support for 4G+ and 37 LTE bands worldwide for 3499 Yuan ($516). The device will apparently be available from November 1st.

If you're wondering about the dimensions, the Mi Note 2 measures in at 156.2 mm x 77.3 mm 7.6 mm, and weighs 166 grams.

Do you like what you see of the Mi Note 2? Let us know of your early impressions in the comments below. 

source: Xiaomi

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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

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31 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

That battery capacity though, I wonder how long it will last

18. hansip87

Posts: 226; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

As long as it does not explode..

27. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

The battery is 4070mah

25. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

They purchased Note7 for cheap and rebranded as Mi Note2.

30. talon1812

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Actually, Samsung recalled all of the Note 7's so that they can re-brand them as the Hillary Note 7. It explodes, catches fire, then destroys all of your data.

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wow, looks great, will wait for the reviews.

3. pp007

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

also mention that it has flexible OLED display..

7. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Any phone with a curved screen has a flexible display. That's how they were able to curve it.

13. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Not at room temperature! Any glass is flexible IF YOU HEAT IT ENOUGH.

17. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I'm talking about the display, not the glass. This phone DOESN'T have flexible glass, but the organic layer beneath is flexible.

12. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

It is NOT flexible. It has been bent (or flexed if you insist on using that word) in a one time operation. Flexible would mean that it could still be flexed. That would lead to bendgate II.. When flexible screens finally arrive, they will be able to roll up.

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Where is Xiaomi Mix? 6.4 inch screen but same size with iPhone 7plus!

5. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

There's a French guy on stage talking about it now but I can't get a clear stream. I caught the bit about Ceramic.. I'm disappointed in the Mi Note 2, priced as high as the Pro model from last year and they went away from their original diamond cut frame and symmetrical ports and made it just like a Samsung Note. They really didn't ned to do that. The new MIX is pretty though, hopefully the savior of the day.

11. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I can't be the only one who see that they've ripped off the Note 7 exactly (minus the stylus) right?

8. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

They did and they didn't have to. Maybe it's to mock them while they release their new high end device, the Xiaomi MIX

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

At least it does not have protruding camera, suck it

20. dazed1

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

No one would care if the camera is top class, but sadly Xiaomi is always average with the cameras.

24. hansip87

Posts: 226; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

You clearly haven't looked at mi4c or mi5 OG..

31. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

you clearly never owned xiaomi lmao

19. hansip87

Posts: 226; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Note 7? What Note 7? they don't exist so Xiaomi is free to use it now ;)

10. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Who cares about the Mi Note 2, the worlds best phone is now the Xioami Mi MIX, It's totally ceramic, buttons, ceramic piezo speaker, ultrasonic proximity sensor, 4400mAh, 6.4" at 92% screen to body ratio and 3999 for the 256gb 18K gold trim version. http://en.miui.com/thread-386193-1-1.html

14. TheOracle1

Posts: 2213; Member since: May 04, 2015

Wow. I'll take both! The Mi Mix is incredible and the Note 2 is excellent at least on paper. Xiaomi have set a benchmark with these two phones and now they have worldwide lte it will shake the market up.

15. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

So they have added that amazing EIS that Pixel's have and that is proven to be on par or better then OIS? Damn thats really nice

16. Diego!

Posts: 866; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Bye bye Apple, bye bye Sammy... Hello and welcome to my world, Xiaomi

21. dazed1

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Don't compare anything to current Samsung high end phones, even the iPhone-s cant touch them as a whole.

22. Instructor

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

And does dual curved display serve any purpose as in S7 Edge?

23. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Cool gimmick nothing more.

26. antjones21

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

When will it be released in the US?

28. nate358

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

If it was a copy of the Sammy Note 7 it would be waterproof, have a 3.5mm jack, wireless charging, and an SD card slot.

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