Xiaomi, the Chinese manufacturers, have unveiled an extra ordinary high-end Android smartphone with everything you’d imagine; from curved screen to huge camera, it is Xiaomi Mi Note 2 – the successor to Mi Note surfaced last year.

We must say it a complete flagship phablet with a screen that is curved on both edges, much like the now-discontinued Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Moreover, the global model comes with all the 37 LTE bands available so far.

Externals

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has a 5.7-inch dual curved QHD display with a flexible OLED panel having resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels at the front. The back is also curved the same way as the screen looking quite similar to Samsung’s ex-Galaxy Note 7. The device is surrounded by a metal chassis that comes in Piano Black and Glacier Silver.

Internals

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, the latest at the moment. The fablet comes with 2 different variants; 4GB RAM version with 64GB of internal storage and 6GB RAM version comes with 128GB of built-in storage. The later uses the high speed UFS 2.0 storage. It does not have a microSD card slot though.

The smartphone rund Android 6.0 Marshmallow under the hood along with Xiaomi’s own EMUI 8.0. the following video tells you more about EMUI 8.0.

Camera

There is a huge camera at the rear – a 22.56 MP Sony IMX 318 sensor. Xiaomi has incorporated the image stabilization functions in still and video mode. A 3 axis dedicated gyroscope does the job while recording video by using Electronic Image Stabilization to add to the stability.

The front camera uses an 8 MP Sony IMX268 Exmor RS sensor. The front camera also features autofocus, not common even amongst flagship phones, and a group selfie mode which merges several pictures together to make sure everybody has their eyes open in the selfie.

Battery

A 4070 mAh battery powers the phone. It also comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 which will allow you to charge the massive battery in little time. The charging port uses a USB-type C slot as well.

Release Date

Although Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will be made available across China within a week but there are no words about its global exposure as yet. Keep visiting us as we will update you as and when the story breaks.

Price

The prices revealed from Chinese market grade the Xiaomi Mi Not 2 a really affordable gadget with high-end specs. The 4GB RAM model costs ¥2,799 (Rs. 43,300) while the 6GB RAM costs ¥3,299 (Rs. 51,000).

Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat12 600/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced October 2016
Status Coming Soon, Expected Release November 2016
BODY Dimensions 156.2 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm
Weight 166 g
Colour Black, Gold, Silv
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches (~74.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~386 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection To be confirmed
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
MEMORY Card slot No
RAM 4 GB, 6 GB
ROM 64 GB, 128 GB
CAMERA Primary 22.5 MP, f/2.0, EIS (gyro), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.0, autofocus
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Misc. – Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player

– Photo/video editor

– Document viewer

– 24-bit/192kHz audio

– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

– EMUI 8.0

BATTERY Type Non-removable Li-Ion
Power 4070 mAh
PRICE PKR 43,300, 51,000 (converted from Chinese market price)

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