New Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Variant Gets Certified In China

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is the company’s current flagship device which was announced back in October last year, and it seems like Xiaomi is getting ready to release a new variant of this phablet. A new version of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 was spotted on TENAA, China’s equivalent to the FCC, their official certification body. This handset carries the model number 20152112, and it comes with identical specs as the original variant, at least some specs, as TENAA did not share its full spec sheet, so it is possible that there will be some changes.

So, what is going on here? Well, considering we do not get access to its full spec sheet, we can only guess, but it is possible that this is an upgraded variant of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, though it’s also possible that the changes are more subtle. On the other hand, it is possible that this is the very exact same phone, save for one thing, its display. The original Xiaomi Mi Note 2 ships with a flexible OLED panel supplied by LG, and according to some reports, such panels are in short supply, so it is possible that Xiaomi plans to release a device with a different display in order to be able to meet the demand. TENAA did not share an image of this phone either, but the device probably looks identical to the original Xiaomi Mi Note 2. That being said, TENAA reveals that this device will sport a 5.7-inch panel, as the original model, and the same can be said for its battery, as we’re looking at a 4,070mAh battery pack here. The device will measure 156.2 x 77.3 x 7.6mm, which are dimensions of the original Xiaomi Mi Note 2.

So, all in all, it’s either a somewhat more powerful variant of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, or a variant with a different display. In any case, we’ll have to wait for it to become official, because at this point we can only guess what we’re getting. The original Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is made out of metal and glass, while it has a curved display up front. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core processor, and it sports a 22.5-megapixel EIS camera on the back. Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the device, and MIUI 8.0 comes pre-installed, though the phone is now upgradeable to MIUI 8.2. If you’d like to know more about the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, make sure to check out our full review.

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