Xiaomi had already introduced company’s flagship smartphone for 2016, the Xiaomi Mi 5. This smartphone was long awaited considering the Mi 4 launched back in August 2014, so it took Xiaomi over a year to introduce its successor. That being said, the Mi 5 is currently available in select regions, and people are wondering when will this China-based smartphone manufacturer announce the successor to their Mi Note and Mi Note Pro flagship phablets. These two devices were introduced back in January last year, and some people presumed the 2nd-gen Mi Note device(s) might arrive in January this year, but that didn’t happen. So, when will they arrive? Well, a newly surfaced rumor might have an answer for us, read on.
The company’s co-founder and president, Lin Bin, confirmed that the company plans to release a new ‘high-performance flagship’ next month. Now, the only flagship device that comes to mind is the Mi Note 2, even though Lin Bin did not mention this phablet by its name. The Mi Note 2 announcement next month is more than likely, but there’s a small chance Xiaomi might introduce a new line of devices by introducing a smartphone with a curved display which was also rumored heavily lately. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens, but until then, let’s presume the Mi Note 2 is on the way, shall we, after all, it is possible Mi Note 2 will ship with a curved display, who knows. Anyhow, according to a number of previous rumors, the Mi Note 2 might ship with the Snapdragon 821 on the inside, and 6GB of RAM might be included as well. The dual camera setup has also been rumored, and as we’ve already mentioned, the curved display might also be introduced. Chances are that the company will use Mi 5’s materials in order to manufacture the Mi Note 2, which means this device might be made out of metal and glass, which will certainly make it both premium looking, and offer a premium feel when you’re holding the device.
Before we wrap this up, do keep in mind that Xiaomi is expected to release their first laptop soon, so there’s also a slight chance Lin Bin has been talking about that device considering he did not specifically say ‘smartphone’ or ‘phablet’, but as already mentioned, chances are we’re looking at the Mi Note 2 here. Either way, stay tuned, we’ll report back soon.