Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Specs, Price, Release Data – Here’s Everything You Need to Know about the Best Galaxy Note 7 Alternative Yet

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Xiaomi has announced the release of its new Mi Note 2 phablet. Following the success of previous Mi Note device, Xiaomi has improved on many aspects of its previous device and offered impressive new features. Here’s a snapshot of Mi Note 2 specs, release date and price. First thing you will notice after looking at Xiaomi’s Mi Note 2 photos, or in person, is the device’s amazing new premium build quality and high-end phone design. Another thing that will strike you after looking at Xiaomi Note 2 is its uncanny resemblance to the Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 phablet. Xiaomi Mi Note 2 debuts an edge-to-edge display, which is the first for any phone released by Xiaomi. Oh! one aspect it differs conspicuously from Note 7 phablet is that it doesn’t explode like Galaxy Note 7 that compelled Samsung to abandon Note 7 product line altogether.

Sarcasm aside, Mi Note 2 has a shinny glass sheet surrounded by a metal rim with a glass at the back-end of the device runs around the edges to join the metal rim giving the phablet a uniform look. One cannot complain about the Mi Note 2 design.

Apart from some similarities with Note 7, the Mi Note 2 device is packed with some uniquely incredible features. Xiaomi should not be blamed for copying Note 7 design since not many manufacturers could boast about unique device design. To Xiaomi’s credit, they never claimed unique design for their devices. Xiaomi is among the few phone manufacturers, that know how to deliver devices with impressive specs at an extremely affordable price points, which is the reason behind its large customer base.

Chinese companies are famous for producing phones with impressive specs at low prices. Xiaomi is no different is this respect. Here’s are some salient feature of Mi Note 2.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Specs

The Mi Note 2 phablet has an impressive 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED diaplay. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. You can purchase Mi Note 2 with three storage options: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Device comes with a 6GB of RAM exclusive to 64GB and 128GB models, the 32GB models houses a 4GB RAM.

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When it comes to camera, Mi Note 2 has a 22.56MP rear-end camera which you can use to shoot impressive 4K resolution videos with Electronic Image Stabilization. Even the front-facing camera has a 8MP lens that takes HD selfies. The Mi Note 2 brings NFC technology that enables easy contactless payments. There is a USB-C port with Quick Charge 3.0 for ultra-fast battery charging. Mi Note 2 battery is mammoth 4,070mAh.

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The Mi Note 2 is powered by Android Marshmallow firmware out-of-the-box, which is the only downside to Mi Note 2, since many had expected the Mi Note 2 would have latest Android 7.1 Nougat mobile OS pre-installed. However, this shouldn’t be a big issue since you can easily upgrade your Mi Note 2 to the Android 7.0 Nougat latest updated version. The device is available in two color options: the Glacier Silver and the Piano Black.

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Release

Initially the Mi Note 2 will be launched in Chine only. Since the 128GB model of the device supports 37 global LTE bands, it is expected that in future it will be made available in other markets internationally.

Price

4GB RAM + 64GB Storage: RMB 2,799 ($413)

6GB RAM + 128GB Storage: RMB 3,299 ($487)

6GB RAM + 128GB Storage: RMB 3,499 ($516)

What do you think about Xiaomi Mi Note 2, do share your thoughts in comments below.

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