Earlier this month, we reported that according to the rumors, the Xiaomi Phone 2 could be making its debut on the 16th of August, today. Well it seems like the rumors were spot on as the Xiaomi Phone 2 has officially been announced in Beijing. It is expected to be released in October on Chinese carriers such as China Unicom and China Telecom and will retail at 1,999 Yuan (~$313). No word on whether it will make its way stateside or to the rest of the world, and based on its specs we suspect that many users outside of China wouldn’t mind getting their hands on the device.
Featuring a 4.3” 720p IPS display, the Xiaomi Phone 2 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core chip and will come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It will sport a 28mm 2MP front-facing camera, and a 27mm f/2.0 8MP BSI rear-facing camera. It will come with a 2,000mAh battery although it can also be upgraded to 3,000mAh but will come at the cost of an added thickness of 2mm. To top it all off, the Xiaomi Phone 2 will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preinstalled and will also come with 5GB of free online cloud storage.