Xiaomi today launched the Mi Note 2 in China with a curved dual-edge display similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge. You also get a curved glass back on the phone with a frame sandwiched in between.
Xiaomi has gone with a flexible OLED display, 5.7-inches in size with 1080p resolution and a 77.2% screen-to-body ratio. The rear panel is covered in 3D curved glass while the frame is made of series 7 aluminum.
The Mi Note 2 runs on the Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor clocked at 2.35 GHz with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage or 6GB RAM with 128 GB storage. It has a massive 4070 mAH battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 support.
There is a front facing fingerprint sensor on the device and you have support for NFC. Its compatible with Xiaomi Pay for mobile payments. The company has also packed a 24-bit HiFi DAC which is capable of playing 192KHz audio without any distortion.
On the camera front, you have a 22.56 MP rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensor, capable of recording 4K videos but there is no Optical Image Stabilization here. Instead, Xiaomi has gone with EIS or Electronic Image Stabilization which uses a gyroscope to measure shake and reduce it while capturing videos. EIS is quite useless for capturing low light images.
There is an 8MP front facing camera with autofocus, and wide angle lens capable of recording 1080p videos.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pricing
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 priced at 2799 Yuan (Rs. 27700 or $413) for the base 4GB model and 3299 Yuan (Rs. 32560 or $487) for the 6GB RAM variant with 128GB storage and the global edition at 3499 Yuan (Rs. 34,500 or $516). It will come in glacial silver and piano black colors. At present, there is no word on when the Mi Note 2 will launch in India.
Updated: Screen resolution is 1080p.