Xiaomi unveils new Mi Note & Mi Note Pro high end smartphones

Not to be confused with the successor to Redmi Note

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Xiaomi today announced a new series of Android smartphones – the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. Not to be confused as the successor to Redmi Note, the Mi Note is actually a completely new high end smartphone.

Mi Note

Seen as the competitor to Apple’s largest smartphone iPhone 6 Plus, Mi Note is actually bigger featuring a large 5.7″ Japan Display Gorilla Glass full HD curved display. Internally it is powered by a fast Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM and comes with a 13MP rear camera and 4MP front camera.

Mi Note Pro

Although similar in design and features, the Mi Note Pro features a more powerful 64-bit Snapdragon processor, a Quad HD display capable of 2K resolutions, an additional 1GB of RAM and support for LTE-Cat 9 capable of speeds up to 450Mbps.

Another key feature of the new flagship smartphones is the capability to hold two LTE sim cards. Available in two models Mi Note with 16GB and 64GB, and the Pro version with 64GB storage, this is by far the company most pricey smartphones though they are still arguably more affordable than Apple or Samsung’s flagship models.

Mi Note is priced at ¥2,299(~S$491.72) for 16GB and ¥2,799(~S$598.67) for 64GB. Mi Note Pro with 64GB is most costly of the lot going at ¥3,299(~S$705.61). Mi Note is expected to start selling here in Singapore in the 2nd quarter this year while the sale of the Pro version will be announced later this year.

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