Xiaomi Reveals New Flagships: Mi Note and Mi Note Pro

Xiaomi was recently unveiled as the world’s fastest growing smartphone manufacturer, and the fourth-biggest in terms of sales, so it comes as no surprise that the company would want to consolidate and strengthen its position.

Today, the Chinese-based tech giant announced two new flagship devices – the Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro. Initial analyses suggest that these are aimed to directly compete with the rising popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China and other markets where Xiaomi has a foothold.

Xiaomi Mi Note:

mi note

Both phones feature some mind-blowing specifications. The Mi Note has a 5.7 inch, 1080p display, with 3 GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor as well as a 13 megapixel camera. It is also aesthetically pleasing, with curved glass on both front and back panels. It is expected to retail for approximately $370.

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro:

xiaomi note pro

The Mi Note Pro is an upgraded version of the same device. Whilst it is also 5.7 inches in size, the display resolution has been upgraded to 2K with 515 pixels per inch density. Furthermore, it has 4 GB RAM, a Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor as well as LTE category-9 connectivity. Xiaomi calls the Mi Note Pro “literally the best smartphone to date.”

Xiaomi Mi Note Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.5GHz 64-bit quad-Core CPU
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Supported Networks: 4G LTE, HSPA (dual-sim)
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 155.1 x 77.6 x 6.95 mm
    • Weight: 161 g
  • Display:
    • NEGA negative LCD panel, 16M colors
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.7 inches (~386 ppi pixel density)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3GB DDR4
    • Internal: 16GB  / 64 GB
    • Card slot: none
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 megapixels Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor with f/2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization
    • Secondary: 4 MP
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,  Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, MicroUSB v2.0, A-
  • GPS/Glonass, Slimport
  • Battery:  3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Price/Release Date: $371

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Specifications:

  • CPU: 3.5GHz 64-bit octa-Core CPU
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Supported Networks: 4G LTE, HSPA
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 155.1 x 77.6 x 6.95 mm
    • Weight: 161 g
  • Display:
    • 2K display panel, 16M colors
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.7 inches (~515 ppi pixel density)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4GB DDR4
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: none
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 megapixels Sony camera with IMX214 sensor, optical image stabilization and dual-tone flash
    • Secondary: 4 MP
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,  Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, MicroUSB v2.0, A-
  • GPS/Glonass, Slimport, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Battery:  3,090 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Price/Release Date: $520