Xiaomi aims to fill the Note 7 void with its curvy new Note 2 flagship phone

In the wake of the massive Samsung Galaxy Note 7 global recall, Xiaomi unveiled its latest Android phone for fans of large devices, the Mi Note 2, at an event in Beijing today.

Part of the company’s premium Mi line (Xiaomi’s Redmi devices are aimed at budget-conscious consumers), the Note 2 features a 5.7-inch flexible OLED display that curves around the sides of the handset.


It sits under a panel of curved glass that, according to Xiaomi, widens the field of vision for the wraparound portions of the screen. We saw a clip of the bendable display in action a few days ago, and this is the first product from the company to feature it. Xiaomi says the custom display, which allows for nearly 10 percent more screen real estate as compared to the iPhone 7 Plus, is six times more expensive to produce than a standard 5.5-inch LCD screen.

The device is made of aluminium and features curved glass on both the back and front, which fit seamlessly and make for a mirror-like finish. There’s no camera bump at the back as the lens and two-tone flash sit flush on the rear surface. It’ll be available in Piano Black and Glacial Silver finishes.