Xiaomi Mi Note 2 release date, specs: Leaked teaser reveals dual camera setup for upcoming device


Xiaomi has just launched the Mi 5s and 5s Plus, but it looks like the Chinese electronics company has one more surprise for tech fans as it is gearing up to launch the Xiaomi Mi Note 2. Touted to be comparable to Samsung’s Galaxy Note handsets, Xiaomi’s Mi Note series has gained a lot of fans since it launched its first device in January 2015. Now, a new leaked teaser hints that the Mi Note 2 could have a major upgrade as it appears to have a dual camera setup.

According to Phone Arena, a new image has leaked on Weibo that purportedly shows the Mi Note 2 from the rear. Though the teaser doesn’t show much of the device, it appears to confirm that the upcoming smartphone will be launched with rear cameras on the upper left-hand corner. This is an improvement over the current device, which has a 13-megapixel main camera and a 4-megapixel front shooter. The Mi Note 2 is also said to be equipped with a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and video chats.

Rumors claim that the smartphone will come with Qualcomm’s latest high-end processor, the Snapdragon 821. The phone is said to have a display estimated to be somewhere in the vicinity of 5.5 to 5.7 inches, with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. This will be a slight upgrade from the current device’s 5.7-inch screen which has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The Mi Note 2 is also rumored to have 6 GB of random access memory (RAM) with internal memory of 128 GB or 256 GB.

There are reports claiming that the device will be released sometime this month. As for the price, it is estimated that the Mi Note 2 will cost roughly around $375, which is a fraction of the price of the latest Samsung Galaxy Note device. Stay tuned for more updates about the Xiaomi Mi Note 2.