Xiaomi is the fasted growing Brand around the world because of their powerful but yet affordable smartphones. Devices like Redmi 1S, Redmi Note and Xiaomi Mi3 have really been successful all around the Globe. In the launch event today, Xiaomi introduced their two new Flagship Smartphones (Phablets) including Xiaomi Mi Note and Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. Both these smartphones will start shipping by the end of this month.
Xiaomi Mi Note is the new Flagship Phablet with powerful hardware and attractive design. It features a 5.7 inch Full HD IPS display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution with 386 PPI making it one of the best screen for watching HD Contents. The phablet is running on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system having Xiaomi’s own MIUI. Probably Android version should be updated to latest Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime in near future. It supports one micro and a Nano SIM cards.
Talking about Hardware, Xiaomi has powered Mi Note with 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU which sounds really good enough for fast performance and lag free multitasking. Ofcourse it is also a better device for HD Gaming. Furthermore, the phablet also sports a 13 Megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, OIS, Sony IMX214 BSI sensor, 6-element lens and f/2.0 aperture using which we can capture High Quality Pictures and 4K video recordings. At the front facing we have a 4 Megapixel camera for Selfies and video calling. Xiaomi Mi Note supports major connectivity options such as 4G LTE , WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS.
As per storage Mi Note comes in two different variants, that is 16 GB and 64 GB built-in storage memory. There is no external memory slot provided. This could be a disadvantage for 16GB variant because if you record couple of 4K videos, you may run out of storage. The phone is running on 3000mAh battery from which we can expect battery backup for an entire day probably without LTE on.
As said, Xiaomi Mi Note will be on sale probably by the end of this month (January) and it is priced 2299 Chinese Yuan for 16GB variant, that comes around Rs. 22,930 in India and $ 371 in US. While the 64GB Mi Note is priced at 2799 Chinese Yuan, that is Rs. 27,875 approximately and $451 USD.
Xiaomi Mi Note specifications:
- Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI
- Dual SIM (micro + nano)
- 5.7 inch Full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution with 386 PPI
- 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
- 3GB RAM
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 16GB and 64GB internal storage memory
- 13 Megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, OIS, Sony IMX214 BSI sensor, 6-element lens and f/2.0 aperture
- 4 Megapixel front-facing camera
- 4K video recording
- 4G LTE , WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS
- 3000mAh battery