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
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.