Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun recently stated that loyalists could expect a surprise with regard to the next-gen Mi Note 2 smartphone that is expected to be launched in November this year. According to newly-surfaced rumours, this surprise could point towards the price tag that the handset would carry.
Information on popular Chinese social networking platform Weibo indicates that the Mi Note 2 would be priced at a staggering $850 (Yuan 5699). This news hints that the smartphone would not carry Xiaomi's "budget pricing" USP that has so far attracted millions of users across the world.
Another aspect that has surfaced is the commercial release date, which is expected to be November 1 in China, followed by other locations across the world.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is said to feature the following hardware and software aspects, which are yet to be revealed officially by the company:
- 5.7-inch 2K display; a 5.15-inch variant is also rumoured to be released
- 3D touch-like functionality
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC
- 4/6 GB RAM
- Dual 12 MP rear cameras; the smaller variant is rumoured to feature a single 12 MP primary snapper
- 64/256 GB internal storage variants
- MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage.