Xiaomi the tech giant steeping up in note market has launched Xiaomi redmi note on Friday.Xiaomi has been stepping up its hardware game in recent years to compete with more established OEMs, and the newly announced Mi Note is the latest example of this commitment. This device is basically a higher-end version of 2014’s Redmi Note. Not only is the Mi Note significantly more powerful than the Redmi Note, it’s lighter and thinner too.
- 5.7-inch 1080p LCD from JDI
- Snapdragon 801 processor
- 3GB of RAM
- 16 or 64GB of storage
- 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
- 4G LTE with dual SIM
- 13MP camera with OIS, 4MP front-facing camera
- ESS ES9018K2M audio decoder
- 6.95mm thickness and 161g
Just going on specs, the Mi Note would be competitive with a lot of 2014 flagship phones from top-tier OEMs. Yes, it’s 2015 now, but this is still solid hardware. The combination of screen and battery will probably offer fantastic longevity as well.
Xiaomi spent part of the announcement talking about how its 3D curved Gorilla Glass 3 design makes the Mi Note feel more premium. It has glass on the front and back, but it’s curved inward toward the metal frame. It does look nice, and actually isn’t aping the iPhone 6 Plus (yes, I’m as surprised as you are). The audio experience was also cited as a selling point of the new phablet. It will come with 24-bit/192KHz lossless audio support thanks to the ESS ES9018K2M audio decoder.
The Mi Note is running Android, of course, but it’s wrapped up in MIUI 6. Being a Chinese company, Xiaomi concentrates on that market, which means no Google services (other Asian markets will have Google stuff). The Xiaomi Mi Note will be on sale in China soon for ¥2299 ($370) for the 16GB model and ¥2799 ($451) for the 64GB model.