Over the past few months one of the hottest topics on everyone’s lips is “when will the Xiaomi hongmi 2 launch?” and “what spec will the Hongmi 2 have?”. As with any high-profile phone there have been numerous leaks and sources, and many contradictions, but now we finally have the answers!
Today 3 versions of the Xiaomi Hongmi 2 received their official network licenses over on the TENAA website. One a TD-SCDMA versions (which we aren’t to interested in) and 2 variants with WCDMA support!
Xiaomi Hongmi 2 specifications
From the 3 network licenses we have learnt that each phone will have a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, weigh 192g and measure 154 x 78.7 x 9.45mm. Each model which received a license today has just 1GB RAM like the original Hongmi, but updated cameras, with a 13 mega-pixel on the rear and 5 mega-pixel on the front.
The TD-SCDMA version does appear to be slightly different in design with a white lip running around the edges and lower section of the phone, while both WCDMA versions are all black. Designs are similar to the original Hongmi only with a larger body to accommodate the larger 5.5-inch display.
From the specifications it looks like customers will be able to choose from either a 1.7Ghz octacore Mediatek processor or 1.4Ghz Snapdragon chip for the WCDMA version, where as TD-SCDMA customers can only have the option of a Qualcomm processor.
Snapdragon Hongmi 2
It is the Snapdragon WCDMA Hongmi 2 which interests us the most as this chipset is probably the Snapdragon 410 which 64-bit Cortex A53 architecture which can also support 4G LTE. It hasn’t been listed if the WCDMA model has 4G LTE, but past rumours purported the Xiaomi Hongmi 2 would get faster network support!
We believe Xiaomi will release these new phones together with a 4G LTE equipped Xiaomi Mi3S in April during a Xiaomi festival in Beijing. Keep posted for more news.