Xiaomi has released a new version of their Galaxy Note contender. What we have here is the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Special Edition, a slightly upgraded version of their last year’s phablet.

The new branding used for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Special Edition might be overrated. The only thing that separates this to the original release is the 6GB RAM inside it and the 64GB of built-in storage — and there’s really nothing more. The new Mi Note 2 Special Edition still rocks the same Galaxy Note 7-ish design, with its curved 5.7-inch OLED screen and glass back.


Inside there’s still the Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor, a large 4070mAh battery, and a powerful set of cameras for mobile photography and selfies.

Disappointingly, it will still run on Android Marshmallow out of the box. But this is not for long, though. Xiaomi has already released a list of devices that will be getting the Nougat update and the Mi Note 2 is one of them.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Special Edition Specs

  • Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI
  • Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
  • 5.7-inch AMOLED Full HD Display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~386ppi
  • 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8996 821 processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, no microSD card slot
  • 22.56-megapixel rear camera, 6-element lens
  • 8-megapixel front Sony IMX268 camera, Beautify 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 192Hz / 24-bit DAC chip
  • 4G, LTE
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Dimensions: 156.2 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 166 g
  • 4070mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

The Mi Note 2 Special Edition is currently available in China for a price of CNY2,899 (around Php21,700).

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