While numerous leaks and rumors have been floating around the internet for some time, it looks like Xiaomi is finally ready to take the wraps off its next big-screened smartphone. The company has just announced that it plans to unveil the Mi Note 2 on October 25.
The official invite puts on the usual tight-lipped mood typical of any launch event announcement, save for the fact that Hong Kong-based actor Tony Leung will host the event in China.
While the press invite bears little information about what we should expect from the Mi Note 2, Xiaomi’s announcement coincides with the surfacing of new photos claiming to belong to the upcoming smartphone. The images, which were shared on Chinese microblogging site Weibo and first reported by Xiaomi Today, suggest the Mi Note 2 will have a super thin bezel on all four sides and an edge-to-edge display.
As if to drift away from current designs in the market, the leaked photos also show the Mi Note 2’s top panel with no front-facing camera, sensors and speaker. Since the leak shows only the top of the handset, it’s still safe to assume that a fingerprint scanner is likely to be found inside the home button, as previous rumors have claimed. It’s worth noting that we have also heard rumors that the device will launch with a curved display, similar to what’s found on the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Rumor also has it that the Mi Note 2 will sport a 5.7-inch Full HD display and will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC. Inside, the Mi Note 2 will pack 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage and a 3,600mAh battery. Other reports claim the Mi Note 2 will be joined by its Pro sibling, which will supposedly include a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory under the hood. If Xiaomi does launch a model with 6GB of RAM, the company might struggle with keeping the price down once it hits store shelves.
Of course, we’ll bring you all the details once October 25 rolls around. Meanwhile, share your thoughts down in the comments about the phone.