Xiaomi has finally launched its Mi Note 2 smartphone in Beijing, China in an event. The handset comes in two colour variants - Piano Black and Glacier Silver. The 4GB RAM+64GB variant is costs CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs 27,600), while the 6GB RAM+128GB variant is priced at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs 32,500). There is also a Global Edition version with 6GB RAM+128GB storage version priced at 3,499 (roughly Rs 34,500). The India price and availability details of the device are not yet known. The smartphone as expected comes with dual-curved display and has front and back panels covered with 3G Glass, which is also the device's highlight. At the front, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 features a flexible 5.7-inch OLED display under the 3D glass. Also, the company claims the device to sport a 77.2% screen-to-body ratio, 100000:1 contrast ratio, and a reading mode as well. For reference, the iPhone 7 Plus has 67.7% screen-to-body ratio.
There's also a physical home button placed below the display, which is a change in design as the Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro came with three capacitive touch buttons. As for the specifications, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 runs Android-based MIUI 8 out of the box and features a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution flexible OLED display. The device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, clubbed with 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. There is also a 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant.
In the optics department, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 sports a 22.5MP rear camera powered by Sony IMX318 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, EIS for sharp and stable images and videos. At the front there's an 8MP autofocus camera based on Sony Exmor IMX268 sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Some of the other features included are NFC, HD audio quality, and GPS connectivity. The 4G LTE-supporting Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is backed by a 4070mah battery, which also supports Quick Charge 3.0. Xiaomi also launched its Mi VR headset at a price tag of CNY 199 (roughly Rs 1,900).
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