While we are still waiting for the Chinese giant to launch its next flagship Xiaomi Mi4 in India (even after 6 months of its international launch), the company has launched its premium series of Mi Note by launching 2 phones – Xiaomi Mi Note and Note Pro. Xiaomi is calling these devices its flagship devices. These “Mi Note” phones ditch the traditional Xiaomi’s business model of launching affordable devices and come with impressive hardware under the hood.
Xiaomi Mi Note
Xiaomi Mi Note sports a 5.7 inch FHD display and is as slim as 6.95 mm. It is also one of the first few phone to use 3D curved glass on the back and 2.5D glass sheet on the front. These curved glass provide better grip while imparting more shatter resistance to the phone. Mi Note features a 13 MP rear camera unit sporting OIS (optical image stabilization) accompanied with a dual-LED flash and a 4 MP selfie unit on the front.
It packs a Snapdragon 801 chip and 3GB RAM inside. The phone also supports 4G network, dual SIM connectivity, and quick charge 2.0 tech. It is powered up by a 3000 mAh battery and runs Android KitKat 4.4.4 out of the box.
Mi Note Specifications
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Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
The Mi Note Pro is not much different from Mi Note in terms of looks but its a beast from the inside!
Note Pro packs the top of the line Snapdragon 810 quad-core chip and boasts of 4 GB RAM as if 3 GB RAM in many popular flagships is not sufficient. This makes it the second phone after Asus Zenfone 2 to come equipped with 4 GB RAM. Note Pro also packs a 5.7 inch 2K display, 64 GB ROM to give Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus, HTC One M8 a run for their money. It runs on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with the latest MIUI launcher atop.
Mi Note Pro Specifications
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Xiaomi Note is expected to priced somewhere between Rs. 23,000 and 28,000 for the 16 GB and 64 models. The Note Pro on the other hand is expected to make your pocket lighter by Rs. 33,000.
While these phones look superb from the hardware point of view but their real success in the Indian market (to be launched in a few months) will depend on its price tag. Most of the Indian smartphone users are very price conscious and won’t pay an exorbitant amount of money just for flaunting a phone with the latest hardware and cool new features. iPhone users aside.
Would you pay Rs. 25,000 for a phone like Xiaomi Mi Note? I certainly would.
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