October 24, 2016 7:50:29 pm
Xiaomi will be unveiling the Mi Note 2 in China on October 25, and a new leak by Chinese publication Toutiao suggests that the phone will be priced at 3999 Yuan (approx Rs 39,500), much higher than $415 (approx Rs 27,700) that was recently leaked by Phone Arena.
Xiaomi has shared a teaser trailer for the Mi Note 2 on their Twitter account recently. The tweet uses the words ‘curved to impress’, confirming the long standing rumours that the device will be featuring a dual-sided curved display.
The phone is expected to come with a 5.5-inch or 5.7-inch curved OLED display. It is also expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor, and come in two possible variants – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB.
Rumours also suggest that there might be a variant without the curved display, and will come with a full HD resolution. The Mi Note 2 is also expected to come with a dual-rear camera setup featuring a 23MP Sony IMX318 sensor, and a 12MP selfie shooter. The camera is said to feature 4K video recording and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will be unveiled in Beijing tomorrow, but interested users can watch the live-stream of the event on Facebook. The event will be starting at 1100 hours IST.
It is for us to wait and see if the Mi Note 2 will even make it to the Indian shores, considering that the original Mi Note never made it to India. If Toutiao’s pricing is correct, the phone could actually be the company’s most expensive device yet. If Xiaomi does hope to launch the phone in India, pricing might be what makes or breaks it for the device here – considering that the new price is knocking at the doors of premium smartphones.
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