In the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen a lot of new Xiaomi devices being announced. After the Redmi 3S and the Redmi Pro, we may be expecting another valuable Android phone from the company soon. By soon, I mean before the end of this month.
A recent post from a popular analyst Pan Jiutang mentioned how a new device, called the Xiaomi Note 2, is ready for an end-of-the-month launching event. This new device will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821, a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen and a choice of 4GB or 6GB of RAM. It will also come with 64GB or 128GB of storage.
Xiaomi now has several devices on the market, mainly targeting the low-to-mid market segment by offering good performance at reasonable prices. The Xiaomi Note 2, however, is aimed at a whole different level. The specifications suggest that the Note 2 will be Xiaomi’s flagship for the year.
There is also a mention of a 3,700mAh battery. Since Mi Note usually comes with Quick Charge, a larger battery would be superb. The device will last longer and still take so little time to charge.
Xiaomi will also include a 12-megapixel rear camera, guaranteeing good low-light performance and crisp camera results. When it comes to adding a stunning camera to Android smartphones, Xiaomi has a very good track record. Almost all of its Snapdragon-based devices have great cameras, capable of capturing vibrant and crisp photos under different situations.
Redmi vs. Mi
If you are a bit confused about the company’s naming convention, allow me to shed some lights on a few things. For starters, the Xiaomi Note 2 will most likely be called Mi Note 2, not to be confused with Redmi Note 2. The later is already available on the market since last year.
Mi Note 2 will be the successor of XiaomiMi Note, last year’s flagship device that sports a very sleek, curved Gorilla Glass back cover as well as top-end specifications. It came with a 5.7-inch screen and a stunning camera. This year’s Mi Note 2 may be a little bit smaller, but it is still a top-notch device nonetheless.
The Redmi series, on the other hand, are more for the Chinese and Asian markets. They are more affordable and offer superb value for money. That said, Redmi devices are just as capable in delivering smooth user experience. This year’s Redmi Note 3, for example, sports a Snapdragon 650 processor and 3GB of RAM.