Top Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has unveiled its latest flagships – Mi Note and Mi Note Pro at the company’s Beijing event on Thursday. With a price tag of $370 and $530 respectively, these new devices are not exactly cheap like Xiaomi’s previous flagships, but still costs half the price of phones with similar specifications.
The Mi Note comes with 5.7 inch Full HD display by Japan Display, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and 3D Glass on the back, 13MP primary camera with optical image stabilization, 4MP secondary camera with larger 2 micron pixels, Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB RAM, LTE dual-sim (nano & micro) support and all these powered by a 3000 mAh battery.
The glass on the front and back is a little different from the usual layer of protective glasses on mobile devices. 2.5D glass means that the edges between two adjacent sides makes an angle of 45 degree with both the sides, more commonly known as chamfered edges, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus. 3D glass means there are no edges but a gentle curve which ends on the adjacent surface. These new design aspects means that the overall look of the phone is amazing.
The Mi Note is priced at $370 for 16 GB variant and $450 for the 64GB variant, which is definitely higher than Xiaomi’s earlier flagships. But this isn’t a budget oriented device either, which is evident by the premium looks and top of the line spec sheet.
Mi Note Pro
Just like other Chinese manufacturers, Xiaomi has launched a QHD variant along with FHD model of its latest flagship. With an identical design and slight improvements like: 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB RAM, LTE-Cat 9 support comes the higher version – Mi Note Pro. It will be available at $530 for the 64GB model.
At the launch event, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun targeted Apple, probably because their earlier flagship was seen as a rip off of iPhone. One of his jabs was a direct reference about the iPhone 6’s protruding camera. Despite being as slim as iPhone 6 at 6.95 millimeters, there is no camera hump on the Mi Note. Xiaomi also highlighted other features like Hi-Fi audio and fast charging capabilities. Hi-Fi, short for hi fidelity, is just a term used to distinguish high quality sound output from the low quality output of cheaper devices. Such output has accurate frequency response and very low distortion.
Source : Android Authority
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