Xiaomi launched two new smartphones, Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX, in China last month and fans and critics around the world were quite impressed by the company. While the Mi MIX bezel-less concept smartphone turned many heads at the event, Mi Note 2 managed to stay under the limelight.
If the first flash sale of the Mi Note 2 is any indication, then it is presumably one of the bestselling smartphones by Xiaomi, just like the Redmi Note 3. The Mi Note 2 is currently available only in China and the first sale went live on Tuesday, November 1, on the company's official website.
According to local media reports, the Mi Note 2 was sold out in just 50 seconds soon after the sale window opened for those who had registered to buy the new flagship. This is a clear sign that the company's latest smartphone is already a hit among the people in China.
Sadly, Xiaomi fans in India will not be able to buy the Mi Note 2 in the country after the company's VP Hugo Barra confirmed that neither Mi MIX nor Mi Note 2 are launching in India. Given the high-end specs and reasonable pricing of the Mi Note 2, it could have been a successful launch in India, which is the world's second largest smartphone market after China.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 costs ¥2799 for a 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM variant and ¥3299 for the high-end 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM model. Other specifications in both variants are the same.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 features a premium design with high-grade 7 series aluminium body with curved 3D glass shield on both front and back sides. It also sports a large 5.7-inch flexible OLED display with dual curved edges and 2K resolution.
The handset boasts a 22.56MP Sony IMX318 camera sensor on the back with OIS, EIS, and LED flash along with an 8MP selfie camera. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and a 4,070mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0.
Unlike other Mi phones, the Mi Note 2 features a fingerprint scanner integrated within the physical home button. It also supports 4G LTE, NFC and runs Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 out-of-the-box.
In case you have set your eyes on the Mi MIX smartphone, then the concept device is all set to go on sale in China on November 3. Given the demand, you can expect an even higher rush.