Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Launch in Beijing

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Live Blog

FoneArena is reporting live from chilly yet sunny morning in Beijing , China where Xiaomi is about to take the wraps of the rumoured Mi Note 2 at a launch event today. As a tradition Xiaomi has unveiled more than one product at its launch events so we are betting on a lot of new stuff.

We will start posting updates from about 11AM IST or 1:30PM  Beijing time and the event is expected to begin at 2PM Beijing local time or 11:30 AM IST. The press conference will take place in Chinese but we will be equipped with live translation headsets so hopefully we should get all the necessary info. We would be meeting up with Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra so do send in your questions during the event.

And considering the fact that we were invited by the company, the new products are surely coming very soon to India. We also expect to get our hands on the recently launched Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus at the event.

Do stay tuned to our live blog for all the updates from the launch event today and we will also be posting our first impressions and hands on content soon after the event.

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It’ll have an all ceramic body

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It’ll have a front facing camera below the display since there is no other space to put it and the module is 50% of the size of a regular camera module

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Will use an ultrasonic proximity sensor

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Like the way of the fingerprint sensor going under the screen, the receiver, earpiece etc can be hidden under the display in the future

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They are showcasing the Xiaomi Mix which has a 91.9% screen to body ratio. Its a concept phone at the moment

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Xiaomi showing off their technology that offers 91.9% screen to body ratio which is unheard of

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They use the highest quality optics for a higher quality visuals

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It’ll support Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5s and Mi 5

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The new price is 199 Yuan which is around Rs 2000

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Super low latency of 16 ms

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Theres a new Mi VR which has a dedicated motion sensor

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Xiaomi has sold 400k units of the Mi Vr so far

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There are more products to be announced today

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That means that the device will retail around Rs 34-35k when it launches

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3499 Yuan for the 6GB model with 128GB but available internationally

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3299 Yuan for the 6GB model with 128GB

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2799 Yuan for the 4GB model with 64GB storage

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Supports upto 600 Mbps 4G+

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It supports Band 3, 5 and 40 LTE for India which means imported units too will work with LTE in India

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Mi Note 2 comes with Global LTE bands with 6 types and 37 bands

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They are also introducing a Mi Virtual Sim that works similar to Project Fi from Google

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Both the cameras have f2.0 aperture

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IMX268 Exmor RS Sensor for front camera which has autofocus

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There is a group selfie mode that merges several snaps into one to make sure that everyone’s eyes are open

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8 Megapixel front facing camera with higher detail

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Theres a dedicated 3 axis gyroscope inside the camera that helps with EIS on 4K video stabilization

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It uses a Sony IMX 318 sensor

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22.56 MP high resolution camera

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24bit HiFi Sounds Support

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There is a 4070 mAh battery under the hood

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Similar to the Mi 5s Plus in terms of processor

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It is powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor clocked in at 2.35 GHz

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The Mi Note 2 uses Series 7 aluminium in its construction

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The Mi Note 2 has 6GB of RAM, 128GB of Storage and a Snapdragon 821 processor powering it

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It has a 110% NTSC colour gamut

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The Note7 has a slightly better 78% screen to body ratio but I suppose that doesn’t matter now

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It has an impressive screen to body ratio of 77.2% which makes it smaller than some phones with 5.5″ screens too.

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Xiaomi claims that the display is OLED and flexible. It costs around 100$ for the display itself

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Looks good no doubt but somethings seem a bit unrefined like the rear camera module

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The design of the Mi Note 2 actually reminds us of the front panel of the Note Edge from Samsung if it were to have dual curves

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They also have a special colour called Glacier Silver that apparently has different feel based on the ambient light conditions

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The Mi Note 2 comes in a piano black colour that is reminiscent of the Jet Black iPhone. However in this case, it is glass and not aluminium

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Hope that none of the battery congestion issues plague this device too

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The Mi Note 2 features a dual curved display and it has a dual curved glass at the back as well like the Note7

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It is a chilly morning here in Beijing !