Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Xiaomi officially launches the Galaxy Note 7 look-alike Mi Note 2, which will target former users of the discontinued Samsung handset Xiaomi/Official Twitter page

If latest reports are to be believed, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Blue Coral variant may be released very soon. The Mi Note 2 device has won a lot of praise since its launch in September 2016 and continues to be in the spotlight. Currently, the device is available in just three colour variants, black, gold and silver. At the CES 2017, Xiaomi showed the Mi Note 2 in three other colour variants, pink, green and purple. Now leaks suggest another variant could be made available real soon. The Blue Coral could be the seventh colour variant of the device.

According to Tech Times, a publication called Xiaomi Today, shared certain photos that has the new colour variant in use by a skier. The leaks reportedly originate from a Weibo account and seem authentic. Xiaomi is walking the same path as Samsung, which also introduced a similar Coral Blue colour option for its flagship Galaxy S7 Edge. With so many colour variants for the Mi Note 2, it seems Xiaomi is trying to increase the smartphone’s attractiveness. This is a marketing strategy that can instil fresh enthusiasm in consumers about the device.

There is information from Xiaomi as to when these new Mi Note 2 colour variants will be made available. Initially, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 was available in Glacier Silver and Piano Black. Its curved display is very similar to the recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The sandwich-construction is complemented with a 3D front glass and a back with symmetrically curved sides. As per GSMArena, the device has a 5.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and Adreno 530 GPU. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The 64GB variant has a 4GB RAM and the 128GB variant, a 6GB RAM. It has a 22.5MP primary camera, 8MP secondary camera, Quick Charge 3.0 and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. It also has a 4,070 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. The 64GB variant is available in Australia for $799.95.