Xiaomi will be launching its latest smartphone Mi Note 2 tomorrow in China and the leaks suggest have suggested one of the most bizarre pricing possibilities.
Earlier last week, the price quoted was CNY 5,699 which is about Rs 57,000. Then later last week a more reasonable price point at about CNY 2,799 for 4GB variant and CNY 2,999 for 6GB variant. Today, in another round of leaks a new price of $590 (approx. Rs 39,500) has been tipped just ahead of the launch. It is said that the last is usually the closest but the pricing waters remain muddied. Hopefully, that should clear once the actual launch happens.
It is expected that Mi Note 2 will sport a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display with strong expectations that Xiaomi will include the Force Touch technology which we first saw in Apple iPhone 6S last year.
The device is likely to be powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core processor paired with Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. Further, the latest leaks also confirm that Mi Note 2 will come in 2 variants, a 64 GB internal storage with 4GB RAM and a 128GB internal storage with 6GB RAM.
The Mi Note 2 will come with a dual-camera setup with a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 sensor and a 12-megapixel Sony IMX378 sensor with dual-tone LED Flash, OIS, 4K video recording. At the front, it will come with an 8-megapixel camera.
In terms of battery, Mi Note 2 is likely to feature a 4100 mAh battery with Quick Charge technology. On top of this, Mi Note 2 will support Mi Pay via NFC. Other connectivity options include 4G VoLTE , Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz) MU-MIMO, GPS, and USB Type-C port. It will also have Dual SIM (Nano + Nano) capability.