With the launch of the Mi 5 behind it, Xiaomi is reportedly looking to focus its attention on the Mi Note 2. The company hasn’t said anything official about the handset yet. However, a new set of rumors have revealed that it could sport a dual-curved AMOLED display.
This is an interesting direction for Xiaomi to go for if the rumors about the Mi Note 2 prove to be accurate. Speculation about top Chinese brands such as Huawei opting for dual-curved screens have surfaced recently after the companies saw the positive consumer reception to Samsung’s Edge series of phones. The two have apparently even put in orders for flexible AMOLED panels from the South Korean vendor.
To recall, Vivo has already gone ahead and launched its Samsung-made curved super AMOLED offering in the form of the 5.4-inch Xplay 5. Gizchina reports that Xiaomi may utilize this design for a 5.7-inch Mi Note 2, the same size as its year-old predecessor. As for specs, the site claims it’ll pack Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 820 processor which will be helped along by 4GB of RAM.
The Mi Note 2 isn’t likely to come out anytime soon, given the Mi 5 is still within the early stages of its release. The new rumor comes in the midst of allegations that even Apple is considering a wraparound style for a future iPhone. Samsung is reportedly going to supply the panels to the US-based brand and sink in over $7 billion into the enterprise.
According to ZDNet, Samsung is looking to diversify its clients with a special focus on Chinese firms. It’s optimized its production process to improve its curved display panel output, something which was an issue earlier when supply for the Galaxy S6 Edge fell short of demand because of the slow yield rate.
We’ll keep you informed as more details about the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 start coming in.