Xiaomi Mi Note 2 to launch today; an overview of specs, features, price

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Emerging and big-time players in the mobile phone arena are still capitalizing on the fumble of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. Aside from Apple who has likely benefitted the most from the fiasco, Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is also getting a fair share of it. In fact, at the time of writing, the company is expected to present their new flagship handset known as the Mi Note 2. If one were to base it on the leaks of the upcoming device’s specifications, tech enthusiasts agree that this could be one of the best devices that the company has dished out.

Leaked specifications of the upcoming phablet suggest that it will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 chip together with the Adreno 530 graphics coprocessor. The company is also set to mass produce two renders of the latest handset with varying amounts of random access memory (RAM) and built-in memory. The entry-level version will carry a total of 4 GB of RAM with an ample 64 GB of storage space while its top-end iteration comes with 6 GB RAM and will have an impressive 128 GB of memory.

Moreover, it is expected to have a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution, which was manufactured by LG. The handset will also be equipped with a dual camera setup for the rear shooter in which the lenses are 23 megapixels and 12 megapixels. Meanwhile, the front-facing snapper will have an 8-megapixel lens.

It was also made known by the leaked slides that the device will be lodged with a USB Type-C connector and a battery pack with a spacious 4,100 mAh capacity. The new Mi Note 2 will have a so-called quick charge feature devised by chipmaker Qualcomm. Other features include an iris scanner and Xiaomi’s version of the mobile pay scheme dubbed as “Xiaomi Pay.”

The starter version will be offered for a little over $410 while its premium variant will be cost around $440.