Xiaomi launches Mi Note and Mi Note Pro flagships
Xiaomi Mi Note
With side bezels looking as thin as ever, the Xiaomi Mi Note is a very beautiful phone to behold. The handset measures 155.1 x 77.6 mm with a thickness of 6.95 mm while tipping the scale at 161 grams.
A 5.7″ 1080p 2.5D display covers most of the front. On the inside is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset with a 2.5GHz CPU and Adreno 330 graphics paired with 3GB of RAM. The device comes with either 16GB or 64GB of storage and supports 4G on both SIM slots.
In terms of camera, the Mi Note uses a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor with OIS and a dual tone LED flash for better colors. On the front side lies a 4MP for taking of selfies. The smartphone runs on Android OS with Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 customization afloat.
Xiaomi Mi Note is priced CNY 2299 ($371) for the 16GB memory version while the 64GB model costs further north at CNY 2799 ($451). We know the device is still going to be sold beyond the shores of China, however, this was not discussed at the launch event. We hope to inform you when this device goes global.
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro features a 5.7-inch JDI/Sharp touchscreen panel with 2.5D technology and a resolution of 1440 x2560 pixels (Quad HD).
The smartphone is the more powerful version of the twins. Sporting the all-powerful 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset paired with a whooping 4GB of RAM, this smartphone is a beast to behold. It also comes in only 64GB storage configuration.
It uses a similar 13MP/4MP camera combination and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI 6 customization. The handset features a 3090mAh battery which appears to be rather too small for the demand of its screen.
The 64GB Xiaomi Mi Note Pro will be available for CNY 3300 ($532) in China. International availability is still to be announced but you have to be jealous of the Chinese. You know, getting all these cool devices before anyone else.