Xiaomi Mi Note 2 release date: leaked images show new phablet design

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The long rumored Xiaomi Mi Note 2 device that has been circulating in the rumor mill these past few weeks recently surfaced in a new set of image renders, showing off the alleged design for the device that is strikingly similar to the design of the new flagship phablet of Samsung, the Galaxy Note 7.

In a leak that was revealed by a Chinese source, a new set of images has been claimed to feature the actual design of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 phablet. The said device is also expected to be the new flagship phablet of the Chinese mobile developer.

The leaked images once again show one of the most-anticipated rumored features of the new Mi Note 2 that the device would be sporting a curved edge display. The curved design can also be seen on the bottom part of the back panel of the device, where there is also a slight curve to it. Given this design, it was noted that the device looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 was also spotted with a physical home button, which is also expected to house an embedded fingerprint scanner. The device was said to be made out of glass, with metal framing its sides yet again, another striking similarity to the South Korean tech giant’s new phablet.

Other rumored specs for the device include a 5.7-inch display with a Quad HD resolution. Inside would be the new Snapdragon 821 chipset, 4 GB worth of random access memory (RAM), and 128 GB worth of internal storage capacity. A dual-camera setup was also highlighted; both cameras are expected to come with 12-megapixel lenses.

The device is said to be powered by a 4,000 mAh battery, and may be sold with a price tag equivalent to about $526. The device is expected to go on sale in China first, with international sales possibly following sometime soon. The device is rumored to launch on Sept. 5.