Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Note 2 appears to have leaked out for the first time ahead of its debut in a pair of purported press renders. The device has ultra-slim bezels either side of its display, two rear-facing cameras, and a fingerprint scanner in its home button.
The Mi Note 2 looks very similar to its predecessor, but the images and specifications that have surfaced on Weibo courtesy of @KJuma suggest it will be a significant upgrade.
In addition to an improved design with incredibly narrow bezels that flank a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, the Mi Note 2 will allegedly pack the new Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage, and two rear-facing cameras — one of which boasts a 23-megapixel sensor, while the other boasts a 12-megapixel sensor.
The Mi Note 2 is also expected to have a fingerprint scanner, a 3,500mAh battery with quick charging technology, and should ship with Xiaomi’s new MIUI 7 interface pre-installed.
These specifications, coupled with the attractive design seen in the images above, would make the Mi Note 2 the dream phablet for a lot of Android users. But we highly recommend that you don’t get your hopes up too much just yet.
Not only do these renders look incredibly sketchy to us, but the specifications also seem a little too good for a device that will likely be much more affordable than rival phablets. @KJuma has been accurate in the past, but something about this leak smells a little fishy to us.