Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Hands On and Photo Gallery


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Xiaomi today announced its flagship Mi Note 2 smartphone at an event in Beijing. We were live at the event and have got our hands on the phone. Let’s take a detailed look at the hardware and specifications of the phone.

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The Mi Note 2 sports a 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) OLED 3D dual curved glass display, 110% NTSC color gamut. It is powered by a 2.35GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU. Running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with MIUI 8 on top, the phone comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM with 64GB internal (UFS 2.0) memory / 6GB DDR4 RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.0) internal memory.

The Mi Note 2 takes design cues from the Samsung Galaxy Note7 edge. It has 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture,  Sony IMX258 sensor, 76-degree field of view. Also present at the front is the earpiece, LED notification light and usual set of proximity and ambient light sensor.

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The phone has an aluminium frame, narrower bezels and a thin body. At the bottom the phone has a physical home button which is equipped with a fingerprint sensor.

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On the right side the phone has a power button and volume rockers. The phone measures 156.2 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm and weighs 166 grams.

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The left side houses dual nano SIM card slot.

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A 3.5mm audio jack, secondary microphone and IR blaster are present on the top.

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At the bottom, the phone has a USB Type-C port,loudspeaker grill and a primary microphone on either side. Also seen are antenna band cutouts.

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At the back the phone has a 22.56MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, EIS, Sony IMX318 sensor, 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture and has support for 4K video recording.

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The Mi branding is also present at the bottom on the glass back. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE with VoLTE , Dual-band WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC. It comes with a 4070mAh (typical) / 4000mAh (minimum) battery with Quick Charge 3.0.

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The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 comes in Piano Black and Glacier Silver colors and is priced at 2799 yuan (US$ 410 / Rs. 27610 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version and the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 3299 yuan (US$ 486 / Rs. 32550 approx.). The global 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 3499 yuan (US$ 516 / Rs. 34,525 approx.). It will go on sale in China starting from November 1st. No word on the global roll out yet.

Sneha contributed to this post.


Author: Varun Krish

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