While there’s still time for the Xiaomi Mi Note lineup to complete its one year anniversary, rumors about a second generation model, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 have already started to surface. According to the latest rumors, the new model will feature high-end specs, which includes a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The leakster didn’t mention whether there would be a MicroSD card slot.
Like the Xiaomi Mi 5, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 model is also expected to feature Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. At the back, you can expect a 16MP shooter. Also, for software, you can expect the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS on board. Finally, like all flagships, the phone will support 4G LTE networks.
As for the processor, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will reportedly come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 chipset on board. This new chip is supposed to be the company’s savior after the setback it received with its Snapdragon 810 processor. However, since the leak claims that the phone may release as soon as November 5, its likely that there will be multiple versions of the device. The model that we might see in November could be powered by Mediatek’s Helio X20 MT6797. Xiaomi could release a Snapdragon 820 variant sometime later, when the chip becomes available.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is also expected to come with an upgraded body. The phone will reportedly ditch the 3D glass design for a metal build.
Anyways, the Mi Note 2 is shaping out to be a powerful smartphone. This isn’t surprising since the Mi Note series is the company’s most powerful lineup right now and we can expect pretty high-end stuff on the device when it releases in the coming months.