Xiaomi fans are still eagerly waiting for the flagship Mi5, but the company could have another high-end device waiting in the wings instead. A new rumor claims the Chinese phone maker is gearing up to reveal the Mi Note 2 at an event early next month.
According to online leaker Leaksfly, Xiaomi is planning to announce the Mi Note 2 on Nov. 5. A separate post claims the company has achieved some sort of “material breakthrough” with the upcoming device. That suggests it may feature an upgraded design, possibly with an all-metal body. The new phone is also rumored to include a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
It hasn’t even been a year since the original Mi Note and Mi Note Pro were announced, so it seems a little weird that Xiaomi would push out a sequel so soon. Then again, the company’s never really been known to stick to the usual 12-month product cycle.
The Mi5 is expected to pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, meaning faster processing and potentially a high-tech ultrasonic fingerprint reader. The new chip won’t be ready until early next year though, which may explain why the company would push out the Mi Note 2 in the meantime.