Xiaomi today has finally launched its most expensive smartphone yet, the Mi Note 2 in its ‘Curved to Impress’ event in Beijing. Xiaomi Mi Note 2 comes in at CNY 2,799 (approx Rs 27,600) for 4GB RAM variant and CNY 3,299 (approx Rs 32,500) for 6GB RAM variant. However, the global 6GB RAM variant will sell at CNY 3,499 (approx Rs 34,500). The smartphone will be available in two colour – Piano Black and Glacial.
As evident from the name of the event, the smartphone comes with 3D curved glass both at the front and back which makes it look like Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Though in terms of functionality, Xiaomi is not claiming it to be that useful rather it calls it a two-sided curved display.
Coming to the specifications, Mi Note 2 comes with a 5.7 inch OLED flexible display which curved around the edges making it a 77.2 percent of the screen to body ratio. On the inside, it is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset clocked at 2.35 GHz and Adreno 530 GPU. The RAM and storage variants have already been mentioned above.
Jumping straight into the camera, the new flagship from Xiaomi boasts a 22.56-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX318 Exmor RS sensor, a f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and EIS with its own 3-axis gyroscope for 4K video stabilisation. For selfies, it comes with 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture with features like group selfie and Auto Beautify 3.0.
To power up the device, there is 4070 mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0. For connectivity, Xiaomi is promising LTE speeds of up to 6000 Mbps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC for Mi Pay etc. It also houses Aquatic audio processor for enhanced audio quality both from the speakers and headphones.