According to a tip posted to Weibo, Xiaomi looks to have two more smartphones scheduled for release this year – the Mi Note 2 and Redmi 4. In typical Xiaomi fashion, both handsets are said to offer very compelling specifications at tough to beat price points.
Starting with the Mi Note 2, the phone is shaping up to be excellent value for those looking for a large high-end flagship. According to the report, the Mi Note 2 replaces the original Note’s Snapdragon 801 for the new Snapdragon 821, offering a big performance boost. There are some conflicting views about the display, with some reports suggesting AMOLED while others point to a 5.7-inch LCD panel with a 1080p resolution. Other specs are said to include a metal body, fingerprint scanner on the front, a 3,600mAh battery, and either 64GB or 128GB of storage perhaps paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, depending on the storage option.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is stated to cost 2499 ($375) and 2799 yuan ($405), depending on the memory configuration. The phone will apparently be launched on September 5th.
The successor to Xiaomi’s range of Redmi 3 handsets will appear a little earlier, as it is rumored to launch on August 25th. The Redmi 4 is a more mid-range smartphone, expected to arrive with a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 4,100mAh battery. The phone is also said to come with a metal unibody, a rumor that we’ve heard before.
Again, we’re looking at a decent boost in processing power with this new generation model. Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 will be priced at just 699 yuan ($105) too, potentially making it an incredibly tough handset to beat at this price.