Earlier this month, we reported that Xiaomi might be working on a new version of Mi Note 2 with a flat screen as a Xiaomi smartphone with the model number 2015213 was spotted on the website of Chinese certification agency, TENAA with a flat screen design. It was expected to feature the exact same set of specifications as the dual-curved screen model, with a flat screen and a lower price tag. But now Xiaomi’s Marketing Director, Zang Zhiyuan announced via the official blog that there is no flat screen of Xiaomi Mi Note 2.
The TENAA listing had revealed the design and specifications of the Xiaomi phone. The specs on TENAA were similar to the specs of Mi Note 2 except that it featured flat glass on the front and rear instead of the curved glass in the earlier Mi Note 2. But now since it has been officially confirmed by the company sources, the flat screen version does not exist.
Xiaomi had launched Mi Note 2 in October alongwith Xioami Mi Mix. The 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.