The two new phablets with monstrous specs and capabilities are Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro
Xiaomi brought a double joy to its fans with the announcement of two powerful, capable and large-sized flagships on 15th of January. Both phablets sport similar designs and premium look. Xiaomi Mi Note is the flagship with slightly lower-end specs while its sibling Xiaomi Mi Note Pro has the potential to become one of the gladiators on the mobile arena in China.
Size-wise the phablets boast dimensions of 155.1 x 77.6 x 7 mm, 161 grams of weight. The models fascinate with slick bodies with metal frames and Corning Glass 3 on the front and the rear panels. On the face sides are provided 2.5D glass with a curve, and the backplates are enriched with 3D glass which is even curvier than the front glass. Mi Note has a 5.7-inch IPS display with 1080p resolution while its premium version, the Mi Note Pro stands-out with the same size screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560p.
The hardware makes the main difference between the new flagships. The Mi Note works with a quad-core silicon clocked at 2.5GHz and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip, Adreno 330 GPU for the graphics and 3GB RAM included in the configuration. The phablet is a dual-SIM device and supports 4G SIM. The operating system that is pre-installed on the Mi Note is Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI 3 interface.
The Mi Note Pro is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip in configuration with the octa-core processor (quad-core set at 1.5GHz, Cortex-A53, and quad-core clocked at 2GHz, Cortex A57). There are 4GB RAM integrated in the device. The GPU working in the phablet is Adreno 430. Mo Note Pro runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop which is customized with the authentic user interface of Xiaomi, MIUI.
Both new additions of Xiaomi sport the same models cameras. The major snapper is a 13MP Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor, OIS, dual-LED flash and aperture of f/2.0. The front camera is with 4MP (2 micron pixel size).
The source of the juice for Mi Note is a cell with a capacity of 3000mAh while the more advanced phablet Mi Note Pro works with a 3090mAh battery. Mi Note supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC. The Mi Note Pro provides support for 4G LTE Cat.9 connectivity. In terms of storage the original flagship has two versions – 16GB and 64GB. The Mi Note Pro comes with 64GB on board. Both phablets will be available for purchase on 27th of January. The 16GB Mi Note costs Chinese Yuan 2299 ($371), the 64GB phablet will be up-for-grabs for Chinese Yuan 2799 ($451), both in black and white. Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is coming to markets for Chinese Yuan 3300 ($532). It has dual-SIM capabilities and comes in three colors – gold, white and black.