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Meet the Mi Note 2, a familiar looking 5.7-inch phone that seems to resemble a certain explosive device that was in the news recently. But unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Mi Note 2 lacks a stylus. It does have curves on both sides of the device that make the phone stand out.

It's set to launch on November 1 in China for 3,299 yuan (approximately $485, £400 or AU$640). A cheaper model, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, will retail for 2,799 yuan (roughly $410, £340 or AU$540). There's also a special global model with support for 37 LTE bands used around the world, which will sell for 3,499 yuan ($515, £420 or AU$675).

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The phone's dual curves on the front and back of the phone make it look just like the Note 7.

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Here's how the curve blends into the front of the phone.

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The fingerprint sensor isn't the advanced ultrasonic model found on the company's Mi 5s phone, but a regular capacitive version.

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The speaker grilles at the bottom suggest the phone could have dual speakers.

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Instead of dual rear cameras, as rumoured, the Mi Note 2 has a single 23-megapixel sensor. Interestingly it seems to lack the optical image stabiliser found on the first Mi Note.

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The phone has an infrared sensor and a headphone jack.

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The phone also comes in another colour, silver -- this model is gorgeous.

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The silver model really stands out.

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Here are both colours side by side.

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