China: XIAOMI Launches Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phatablet response to iPhone 6 Plus.
The Mi Note sports a 5.7-inch screen, with a Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz processor powering it, alongside 3GB RAM. The 16GB version retails for 2,299 CNY (around $370), while the 64GB model is 2,799 (circa $450).
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is priced at 3299 CNY (~$535) for a 64 bit model. and it is clearly response to Apple´s iPhone 6 Plus considering XIAOMI CEO and co-founder Lei Jun made multiple references and comparisons of the two phones.
Jun said he was proud that his company’s new device is lighter, thinner and lighter than the iPhone 6+, but yet it has a larger screen.
The Xiaomi CEO also made reference to the obtruding camera of the iPhone 6+, pointing out that — you guessed it — the rear-facing camera on Xiaomi’s new device doesn’t stick out in that way.
Xiaomi has added optical image stabalization to the 13-megapixel front-facing camera too, and Lei Jun impressed the crowd with a series of images captured from the Mi Note.