Mi Note: Xiaomi latest smartphone with 5.7 inch display

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has recently launched its latest flagship phone – the Mi Note. Mi note comprises of 5.7-inch (1920X1080) resolution display, which is a bit bigger compare to Apple’s latest release, 5.5 inch, iPhone 6 Plus and is both slimmer (6.95mm) and lighter (161g) than iphone 6 Plus.

Mi Note base model is scheduled to release on 27th Jan, and comes with a 1080p screen, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, 16/64GB internal memory, a 13-megapixel camera in the back and 4-megapixel on front and with dual SIM capability. Whereas, it’s premium “Pro” model which is scheduled to release on March, comes with a quad HD 2560 x 1440 pixel screen, a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB RAM, an Adreo 430 GPU and 64GB of storage.

The sides of the Mi Note are made out of metal while both the front and back are made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. 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. Mi Note will be available in 2 colors, Black and White. Also, Mi Note stands out from other similar devices by the use of a Sabre DAC (digital to analog converter) and dual audio amps, which provides great quality on both small and large headphones.

The base model for Mi Note is priced at CNY 2,299 which is around $371 in USD and the Pro model will cost CNY 3299 which is around $533 in USD. Like any other high end devices by Xiaomi, Mi Note and Mi Note Pro will be released in China first. Xiaomi has yet to declare its release outside China.

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