Xiaomi launched its Mi Note phablet back in January last year and now that its long-awaited Mi 5 flagship launch is out of the way, the company is likely to shift its focus towards the Mi Note 2. Until now nothing has been confirmed by the company, however rumours regarding the phablet’s display have started hitting the Web.
Although Xiaomi ditched the curved screen display tech for its flagship Mi 5 smartphone, it is expected to bring the same technology to the Mi Note 2 phablet. The report from Gizchina adds that like the Vivo Xplay5 Elite, the Mi Note 2 will also sport Samsung-made curved Amoled display.
It is worth noting that Vivo has already joined the dual-curved screen bandwagon with its Vivo Xplay5 Elite. It features a Samsung-made ‘dual edge’ curved 5.43-inch Super Amoled display with a QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution.
A separate report from ZDNet confirms the rumour by adding that Chinese vendors including Xiaomi and Huawei have requested for curved screen samples from Samsung Display. They are likely to add the technology in their future smartphones expected to launch this year.
To recall, the original Xiaomi Mi Note features a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Sharp JDI display offering a pixel density of 386ppi. It also packs Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The device sports a 2.5D glass at the front while the back features 3D glass for protection.
Earlier this month an industry insider said that besides HTC, other OEMs such as Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, and Vivo are already working on future handsets with 3D Touch display technology as well. To note, Gionee launched its S8 smartphone with 3D Touch technology at MWC 2016, while Huawei actually beat Apple to introducing pressure-sensitive smartphone displays with the Mate S at IFA 2015.