China: XIAOMI Launches Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phatablet response to iPhone 6 Plus.


The sides of the Mi Note are made out of metal while both the front and back are made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The front has a 2.5D glass with a gentle curve around the edges and the back has what Xiaomi calls 3D glass with a more pronounced curve. The phone will be available in black and white.
The Mi Note runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 2.5GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM and 16/64GB internal memory. It also supports dual 4G SIM cards.
The Mi Note has a 13 megapixel Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor on the back with f/2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization. There is also a two-tone flash on the back. On the front is a 4 megapixel camera with 2 micron pixel size, identical to the HTC One UltraPixel camera.
The Mi Note measures 155.1x77.6x6.95mm and weighs 161g. Inside there is a Sony/LG Li-ion 3,000mAh battery. The phone will be running on the new MIUI 6 software.


Xiaomi Ni Note Pro utilizes a (Sharp/JDI) 5.7" IPS display of QHD resolution (that's 515ppi) and runs on the best Qualcomm chipset there is to date - the Snapdragon 810. It offers an octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A57 @ 2.0GHz and 4x Cortex-A53 @1.5GHz, Adreno 430 graphics accelerator and the whooping 4GB LPDDR4 RAM.


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.

Mi Note Pro, comes with a more powerful 64-bit, 8-core Snapdragon 810 processor, and a whopping 4GB RAM. The device includes 64GB of storage and costs 3,299 CNY ($535) — Xiaomi says support LTE-CAT will give users lightening fast 450Mbps download speeds. The Mi Note Pro is the most expensive phone that Xiaomi has ever sold, and its best on paper too.
The Mi Note is just 6.95mm thick and weighs in at 161g. Jun said the company had focused on improving battery life — it actually produces a line of portable chargers, so has the knowledge in-house — and the Mi Note packs a 3,000 mAh battery courtesy of LG.
Another notable feature is the device’s glass, which is curved on its edges. That curve isn’t like an LG-style flexible screen nor the eccentric Galaxy Note experiment, instead it gives the phone more sleek curves and design.
Beyond a new, larger device, Xiaomi also showed off its first set of own-name headphones, which even come in a zip-up box that is reminiscent of the Apple-owned Beats brand.
Priced at 499 CNY ($80), Lei Jun said the headphones are on par with the best (and most expensive) in the market, including Sennheiser.
Lei Jun did crack a few jokes, including one about how easy it is for Apple customers to switch their SIM to a Mi Note thanks to its support for multiple SIM types.
The Mi Note will be available in China from 27 January. For availability in other countries not yet announced.




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