The Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phablets were introduced back in January last year. These are still Xiaomi’s flagship phablets, and many people have been waiting for the company to introduce the Mi Note 2 handset. Xiaomi had released the Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship smartphone back in February, but the Mi Note 2 did not pop up just yet, even though it will before the end of the year. We don’t know when exactly will the Mi Note 2 launch, but we’ve seen some rumors a while back, and it seems like the device just got certified in China, read on.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 just got certified at the Chinese 3C certification website, which essentially means that the charging side of things for the Mi Note 2 have been certified. The Mi Note 2 will, according to this listing, support a 5V 2.5A, 9V 2A and 12V 1.5A charging with the maximum wattage of 18W. This, of course, means that the Mi Note 2 will offer fast charging, and chances are we’re looking at Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 here considering the fact that the phone is almost certainly going to ship with either the Snapdragon 820 or Snapdragon 821.
Now, Xiaomi’s exec did confirm that the company is planning to launch a new flagship device in August, which suggests that the Mi Note 2 might land this month, though it was not specified which device that is. The Mi Note 2 is the only true flagship smartphone that we’re expecting Xiaomi to introduce before the end of the year, though the company might surprise us with all the curved display smartphone rumors that are flying around.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is expected to ship with a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and multiple storage variants. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 or 821 SoC will fuel this smartphone, along with the Adreno 530 GPU. This handset might sport a curved display, but we’re still not sure. It is possible that Xiaomi plans to include a 16-megapixel 4-axis OIS camera they’ve utilized in the Mi 5 here as well, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow will almost certainly going to come pre-installed on the Mi Note 2, along with Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 OS.