Rumor: Mi Note 2 to Feature Snapdragon 821, 6GB of RAM

Xiaomi may not have launched a new flagship last year, but the company is making up for that anomaly in 2016. The Mi 5, which is Xiaomi’s latest premium smartphone, was launched earlier this year as a replacement for the aging Mi 4 that was launched way back in 2014. The company is now looking to bring its Mi Note replacement to the market if all the rumors, leaks and speculations over the past several weeks are anything to go by. The Mi Note 2, as the upcoming device is expected to be called, will be the all-new flagship phablet from the company. While we’ve seen a few rumors and alleged leaks about it in the past as well, posts on Chinese social media now seems to indicate that the device may well be available in two distinct variants.

According to the latest rounds of rumors surrounding the Mi Note 2, the upcoming Xiaomi phablet will actually come in two different models. While the standard version will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 and have ‘just’ the 4GB of RAM, the premium variant will have a Snapdragon 821 under the hood along with 6GB of RAM. This version will apparently also carry 128GB of internal storage, which is just as well, seeing as Xiaomi doesn’t include micro SD card slots with its premium handsets. The base model, however, will only come with 32GB storage, if the rumors are to be believed.

Meanwhile, the Mi Note 2 is expected to come with a curved display and dual rear-cameras, so it will certainly be something to watch out for once Xiaomi decides to make its new handset official in the coming days. Earlier rumors have also suggested that the device will come in a number of different versions, including one that has 4GB of RAM and is powered by the Snapdragon 821, and another with 6GB of RAM with the Snapdragon 820 under the hood. So basically, we now have all four possible combinations mentioned about the upcoming phone, and we’re still none-the-wiser about it even though rumors point at an early September launch. So as things stand now, the phablet will most likely be available in multiple variants, but as for the exact details, we’ll just have to take these rumors for what they are at the moment, and wait for an official confirmation from Xiaomi.

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