Xiaomi Mi Note 2 rumored to cost as much as iPhone 7 Plus 128GB costs in US

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Xiaomi is expected to unveil Mi Note 2 on October 25. This will be the successor to the original Mi Note from January 2015, so it goes without saying that it’s hotly anticipated. The phablet has so far been rumored to sport a bezel-less curved 5.7″ touchscreen as per weibo post, and high-end specs all-round.

The Mi Note 2 is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset, with at least two hardware versions – one of which will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, the other will come with 6GB and 128GB, respectively. This top of the line model could even get 256GB of internal space instead of 128, as well as QHD screen resolution (while the entry-level variant will settle for 1080p).

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As fas as pricing is concerned, the high-end Mi Note 2 variant is shaping up to become the most expensive Xiaomi phone ever sold, if a new rumor out of China is to be believed. This claims that the image you see above is a leaked slide from Xiaomi’s presentation of the Mi Note 2. And that big number in the middle represents the price – CNY 5,699, equating to $845 or €769 at the current exchange rates.

US pricing of iPhone 7 Plus is $869 for 128GB variant. If this pricing turns out to be true then Xiaomi clearly wants to leave behind the affordable days for its Mi line. We acknowledge Redmi devices will still be cheap, but the Mi Note 2 could step into premium pricing territory. We will have to wait for official launch to confirm the exact pricing. according to leaked image, Mi Note 2 is set to go on sale in China on November 1 at 10 AM.

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