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Xiaomi has teased the launch of the Mi Note 2 on October 25 in Beijing. The Chinese manufacturer tweeted a promo image yesterday with the title ‘Curved to impress’, which confirmed the launch event’s start time and referenced the Mi Note 2’s ‘two-sided dual curves’.

Previous rumors suggested that the Mi Note 2 would have a flat, edge-to-edge display (and would look more similar to the original Mi Note, pictured above) but news of the dual-curve design means it could make for a suitable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Coinciding with this announcement is some leaked Mi Note 2 PowerPoint slides on Weibo, brought to our attention by PhoneArena. They reveal some key specs about the phablet that largely mirror what we’ve been reporting for months now. These include:

  • 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with Force Touch technology
  • Snapdragon 821 chipset with Adreno 530 GPU
  • Dual 23 MP / 12 MP rear-facing cameras and 8 MP front facing camera
  • 4GB RAM/64GB ROM and 6GB RAM/128GB ROM variants
  • 4,100 mAh battery with quick-charge
  • Iris scanner
  • NFC

It’s also said that the 4GB RAM version would cost the US equivalent of $415 and the 6GB variant, $445.

The Mi Note 2 launch event will be live-streamed from Beijing starting at 23:00 (PDT) next Tuesday and is expected to last for three hours. You’ll find a stream link on Xiaomi’s Facebook page next week.