As a weekend surprise, it was announced that Xiaomi would unveil a new smartphone in the oncoming day. Advisedly, the company also propelled a poster and even a video, teasing revealing some of its specs. Anticipations grew that the one, up for launch should be the Mi 6 Plus. But what Xiaomi actually had was a new variant of the Mi Note 2, named Mi Note 2 Special Edition.
The newly launched device shares most of the specs with the original Mi Note 2, differing only in the storage affair. There were two storage variants for the Mi Note 2: one with 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM and the other with 6GB + 128GB ROM. Whereas, the newly launched Mi Note 2 Special Edition rather holds 6GB of RAM and 64GB ROM, settling in between them.
As mentioned, apart from the change in the storage, all the other specs are still the same: 5.7-inch dual curved AMOLED display; Snapdragon 821 Processor; 22.5MP rear camera and 8MP selfie shooter; 4070 mAh battery; and a fingerprint scanner with the home button. Further, it supports connectivity options, such as dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, dual SIM support and Quick Charge 3.0.
Coming to the pricing details, the new Mi Note 2 Special Edition is put up with the price tag of ¥2899 (~$426). Further to our surprise, the device also comes with a discount of ¥300, which drops down the price to ¥2599 (~$382). Considering the Mi6 that comes with a comparatively smaller display and battery, this is fairly priced higher, although it carries a better processor.