The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has definitely been one of the most leaked devices of 2016. The Mi Note and Mi Note Pro were introduced back in January last year, so it has been a long wait for the Mi Note fans. The company did announce a while back that the Mi Note 2 is coming on October 25th, and today is the day. The company is about to host a press conference in China, as announced, and we’re there to get you all the latest news.
That being said, Xiaomi had decided to live stream the event, for those of you who are interested in watching the whole thing. The event kicks off at 11PM PST (Oct. 24th) / 2AM EST (Oct. 25th), and the company is hosting it in Beijing. If you’d like to follow what’s going on live, we’ve embedded a YouTube link for you below this article. As per the latest info, this will be the largest Xiaomi event to date, which suggests that the company plans to announce some additional hardware next to the Mi Note 2, but the Mi Note 2 will definitely be the main attraction today, of course. This phablet will be the most powerful device Xiaomi had introduced to date, and will sport a curved display on the front, similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge. The company had already confirmed that the Mi Note 2 will sport a curved display, though we still don’t know whether they plan to introduce more than one variant, one with a flat display and one with a curved panel, or will they stick to only one variation and go with a curved model only.
In any case, you can expect this phablet to be made out of metal and glass, and it is highly likely that the company will include a home button below the display, and that it will double as a fingerprint scanner. This device will, almost certainly ship with the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core SoC, just like the recently announced Google Pixel devices. The Mi Note 2 is also expected to ship with 6GB of RAM and several internal storage variants, while it is likely that Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on it, and the company’s MIUI 8 OS will be installed on top of it.