Online reseller leaks Xiaomi Mi Note 2: Might have global LTE-band support
The Mi Note 2 could become even more interesting than we initially thought, especially for international customers. So far, the content of this report is unconfirmed, so take it with a grain of salt, but if the details listed on the Oppomart website are correct, the Mi Note 2 might be the first Xiaomi phone to support global LTE-bands.
Reseller Oppomart has been known for leaking premature information about new hardware in the past. All the news in this report goes back to an online listing of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 in their online shop. At the moment of writing, the entry is still available for you to check it out. Oppomart lists the Mi Note 2, which is scheduled to be officially announced next week on October 25th with a lot of detailed information. The most surprising news are the LTE-bands, that the Note 2 allegedly supports. Even though much less than current Samsung or Apple smartphones, 13 international LTE-bands (B1/B2/B3/B4/B7/B9/B12/B17/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28) are still a lot more than regular Chinese handsets usually support. In addition we suspect, that the final version will also support four additional TD-LTE bands 38 to 41.
Curved QHD display
Apart from this surprising information, Oppomart reaffirms a couple of previously rumored specs like the curved 5.7 inch QHD display, which makes it look a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 or the Galaxy S7 edge. A Snapdragon 821 processor running at 2.35 Ghz will be available together with 4 GB to 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB to 256 GB of storage. The device will feature a 16 megapixel dual-lens camera on the back as well as a single 16 megapixel camera on the front. According to Oppomart, Xiaomi has installed Android 6.0 with MIUI 8.0 on top. The specifications further list a 4,100 mAh battery and a Dual-Sim slot but does not mention micro-SD compatibility.
Oppomart not only revealed alleged specifications but also mentions pricing. $499 will, most likely, get you the base version of the device with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage but detailed pricing information about the various versions is missing. The spec-sheet also contains an error, the Snapdragon 801 listed there is almost certainly not correct. In three days from now, on October 25th, Xiaomi will officially announce the Mi Note 2, lets hope that all the previously leaked information is correct.