The Galaxy Note 7 will be remembered as one of Samsung’s biggest failures. The device had great potential and would probably be the best-selling ‘Galaxy Note’ smartphone ever, but due to its battery issues, Samsung had to recall it, twice, and then ultimately the company had decided to stop selling it altogether. In comes the Mi Note 2, Xiaomi’s all-new flagship phablet which looks quite similar to the Galaxy Note 7. This device also comes with a curved display, and has a physical home key below the display, while its display is also 5.7-inches, like the one on the Galaxy Note 7. That’s not all though, there are more similarities included here, read on.
Both of these phones sport OLED panels, Samsung had included their very own Super AMOLED QHD (2560 x 1440) display on the Galaxy Note 7, and the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 comes with a flexible AMOLED display from LG, which is something most of us guessed right off the bat. This is, presumably, the flexible display that had leaked a couple of times in the last couple of weeks, and even though you won’t exactly be able to flex this display because it’s placed under a curved glass panel, it’s good to know what we’re dealing with here. This information comes from a Chinese analyst Sun Changxu, and it seems to be more of a confirmation that anything else, as Mr. Changxu’s post seems quite conclusive. In addition to this, Mr. Changxu did mention that the production rate of flexible OLED panels is not exactly high, and that could, unfortunately, mean that there will be display shortages for devices which utilize it, including the Mi Note 2. We do hope that won’t be the case, but only time will tell.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 sports a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Flexible OLED panel, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of non-expandable storage. This phablet is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core processor, and the 4,070mAh battery is also included in this package. The 22.5-megapixel shooter is located on the back of the Mi Note 2, and an 8-megapixel camera is available on its front side. Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on Xiaomi’s flagship phablet, and MIUI 8.0 is available on top of Google’s offering.