Xiaomi Mi Note 2 release date: Specs leaked; device to launch in September?

(Facebook/xiaomichina)The new Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is rumored to be released on Sept. 5.

There has been talk of Xiaomi introducing a second-generation Mi Note in the coming future. Dubbed the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, reports have been speculating upon its existence. And a recent leak from Weibo seems to have confirmed its specifications.

According to Android Headlines, the first Mi Note was released in January 2015. This means that it has been over a year since the lineup's first generation, so many Xiaomi fans are undoubtedly getting antsy for a newer iteration.

The leak apparently detailed what will come on board the Mi Note 2, including its metal design and display. The phablet's screen will reportedly measure 5.7 inches and will have a QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. A 2.5D curved glass Force Touch display will also be found on the device. This seems to be the higher-end version because a full HD model will also reportedly be introduced, with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080.

Moreover, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is expected to arrive in three variants. The first and cheapest model will have 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. This phablet will be priced at 2,499 Yuan (around $376). 

On the other hand, the second, midrange version will have 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. This variant will cost 2,999 Yuan (approximately $451).

Lastly, the third and most expensive variant will reportedly have 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. Its display will also be a tad different, sporting a curved screen on both sides. This model is expected to be priced at 3,499 Yuan (around $526).

All three models will apparently be powered by a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 821 SoC. A fingerprint scanner, a 3,600 or 4,000 mAh battery, and a Type-C USB 3.0 port are also expected. As for the camera, the standard variant is believed to have 16 megapixels, while the other two will have 12-megapixel ones. 

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2's exact release date has not been specified, but reports seem to be in agreement that the device will drop on Sept. 5.

Since these are still rumors, tech enthusiasts should take this news with a grain of salt for now.

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