Xiaomi unveils Mi Note 2, with curved screen & big battery, and Mix designed by Philippe Starck

Xiaomi unveiled their Mi Note 2 flagship phone on Oct 25, 2016.
Xiaomi unveiled their Mi Note 2 flagship phone on Oct 25, 2016.ST PHOTO: LISABEL TING
Xiaomi also announced it's new Mix smartphone, which is designed by Philippe Starck.
Xiaomi also announced it's new Mix smartphone, which is designed by Philippe Starck. ST PHOTO: LISABEL TING
Xiaomi's new Mi Note 2 will cost between 2,799RMB (S$575) and 3,499RMB (S$720).
Xiaomi's new Mi Note 2 will cost between 2,799RMB (S$575) and 3,499RMB (S$720). PHOTO: XIAOMI/TWITTER

BEIJING - Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi on Tuesday (Oct 25) unveiled its latest flagship phone, the Mi Note 2, in its bid to take on high-end phone-makers. 

The 5.7-inch (14.5cm) phone has a screen with dual curved edges and a high screen-to-body ratio of 77.2 per cent.

It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (2.35GHz) processor, up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.

It also has a large 4,070mAh non-removable battery.

The Mi Note 2 has a 22.56-megapixel rear camera with electronic image stabilisation and an 8-megapixel front camera.

It will cost between 2,799RMB (S$575) and 3,499RMB (S$720) depending on the specifications.

Xiaomi also announced the Mix, a futuristic, near bezel-less Android smartphone designed by renowned designer Philippe Starck.

The 6.4-inch Mix has a screen-to-body ratio of 91.3 per cent. The screen itself has a 17:9 ratio.

To reduce the bezel around the phone, Xiaomi redesigned the usual front camera and speaker. The front camera has been relocated to the bottom right of the phone. 

The Mix does not have the usual earpiece speaker. Instead it uses what Xiaomi calls its cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology to generate audio.

Powering the Mix is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. It also has a 4,400mAh battery and a 16-megapixel rear camera.

The Mix will be available from Nov 4, from 3,499RMB.