Xiaomi is all set to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi Note 2, on Tuesday. The company has scheduled an event in Beijing that kicks off at 2pm CST (11:30am IST) and will also be live streamed (seen below). Apart from the name of the smartphone, Xiaomi has all but confirmed that the Mi Note 2 will sport a curved display similar to the dual-edge display seen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
The company revealed the Mi Note 2 launch date, name, and the ‘two-sided dual curve’ design in a tweet on Friday. Nearly all details about the smartphone have also been leaked in the past few weeks, from several pricing rumours, to the complete specifications via leaked presentation slides. Of course, all will be revealed in a few hours, and you can watch the live stream below.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2’s highlight features are anticipated to be its curved display, a dual rear camera setup similar to the one seen on the Mi 5s Plus, an iris scanner, and a large battery. It is expected that two models will be launched – a 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage model at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 27,800), and 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage model at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 29,800).
The Mi Note 2 is also expected to sport a 5.7-inch Super Amoled (1440×2560 pixels) display with pressure sensitive technology – similar to the Xiaomi Mi 5s. On board is said to be a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, while the Mi Note 2’s dual rear camera sensor will supposedly feature a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 sensor and a 12-megapixel Sony IMX378 sensor. The front camera is said to come with an 8-megapixel sensor.
The Xiaomi Mi Note is also tipped to sport a 4100mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology, an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner embedded under glass (as seen on the Mi 5s), as well as 4G VoLTE , Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz) MU-MIMO, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C connectivity options. The smartphone is said to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8, and support dual-SIM slots (Nano + Nano).