March 31:Xiaomi is rumoured to be working on its second-generation Mi Note smartphone. An earlier report said that the Chinese company may use Samsung-made curved Amoled display on its Mi Note 2.
Now, a new leak claims pricing details of the handset, and also suggests that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, similar to its predecessor, will pack top-notch specifications. A tipster on Weibo (via Android Headlines) claimed that the Mi Note will be priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 31,000) which if compared to the original Mi Note is costlier. To recall, the Xiaomi Mi Note phablet launched in January 2015 was priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000) for the 16GB model, while the 64GB model came at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 27,900).
Some of the rumoured specifications of the Mi Note 2 claim that the handset will pack either a Snapdragon 820 or a Snapdragon 823 SoC. This could also mean that the Mi Note 2 may have two variants similar to the Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. Other leaked details suggest 4GB of RAM; 64GB of storage; 16-megapixel Sony sensor; OIS, and a 3600mAh battery. The tipster also claims that the handset will come in a 256GB inbuilt storage model. One of the biggest highlights of the handset is said to be the ‘3D Touch’-inspired pressure sensitive display made popular by Apple with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
However, all these leaks should be taken with a pinch of salt as Xiaomi has not mentioned anything about the upcoming device and the leaks legitimacy remains questionable.
The Chinese company earlier this week unveiled a variant of its Redmi 3 smartphone in China, called the Redmi 3 ‘Pro’ or ‘high version’, featuring some upgrades in the memory, inbuilt storage, and sensor areas. The new Xiaomi Redmi 3 variant is priced at CNY 899 (approximately Rs. 9,000) and will be available in China next month.
In other news, Xiaomi is all set to launch the Mi 5 flagship smartphone on Thursday in India and with the launch, India will become one of the first markets with Xiaomi Mi 5 outside China.