Along with the official announcement of the Xiaomi Mi Note, Xiaomi also announced it’s pro version- Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, which probably has the best specs in the market, at least on paper. Of the same size as Mi Note, the pro version comes with better processor, better display other cool options too.
The other specs of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro are awesome as well. It features a 5.7-inches -Quad-HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) IPS LCD capacitive display, which has a pixel density of 515 ppi. The handset is sleek, having dimensions of 155.1 x 77.6 x 6.95 mm and it weighs just 161 grams, which is pretty light given the dimensions. The phone will have 64 GB of internal memory with 4 GB of RAM and with no option of expandable storage. For the processing power, there will be Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset, compiled with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU, and Adreno 430 GPU for gaming and graphics. For the photography and videography options, this smartphone will have a 13 MP primary camera with Optical image stabilization, autofocus and dual tone dual LED Flash which can capture videos upto 1080p @ 30 fps, and a 4 MP secondary camera for video calls and selfies. The juice will be provided by a Non-removable Sony/LG Li-ion 3,090 mAh battery. For the connectivity options, there will be LTE support, microUSB v2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GLONASS, NFC and A-GPS. The phone will run on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop operating system out of box with Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 over it, and the company says that Lollipop for this device is on it’s way. The phone will be available only in black and white color options.
This phone will have Corning Glass 3 protection on both parts- display and back panel. 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. It will have Quick Charge 2.0 feature, which will charge its battery up to 60% in 30 minutes.The rear camera of this phone has Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor on the back with f/2.0 aperture, and the front shooter is of 2 micron pixel size, which is similar to the ultrapixel camera used in the HTC’s previous flagships such as HTC One and HTC One M8. The display is manufactured by Sharp/JDI, has a 95% NTSC color gamut and 1400:1 contrast ratio with adaptive dynamic contrast. There is also a reading mode that reduces short wavelength blue light that creates additional eye strain. It also has the standalone sound processor ESS ES9018K2M mobile Hi-Fi Edition, which is claimed to improve the audio quality further with high fidelity and rich detail, while it will also provide native support for various formats such as APE, WAV, FLAC and DSD.
The phone will go for sale in China starting from January 27, while the pre-orders are starting from January 20. The phone is priced CNY 3,300 (approximately €450) there, which is cheap considering its great and outstanding specs, but the price is as expected, as Xiaomi has always been doing with its smartphones (selling them in only a little more than their cost prices). Nothing is said about its international availability yet, but it is expected to launch soon in the markets where Xiaomi has put its eye on, eg. India, Malaysiaa, Singapore, as well as the US and some parts of EU.
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