Xiaomi had added the new flagship to it’s smartphone portfolio – the Xiaomi Mi Note PRO. The Mi Note Pro has a 6.95 mm thickness same as that of apple iPhone 6 plus. The smartphone was unveiled in January 2015 in China and now it has gone on sale in China. We are yet to receive any news about it’s India launch by Xiaomi.
Xiaomi has unveiled the flagship Mi Note Pro (Snapdragon 810) price $485 and another Mi Note(Snapdragon 801) $365. The Mi Note Pro is powered by the snapdragon 810(64 Bit 8 Core Qualcomm Processor). The smartphone has a 5.7 inch 2K(2560*1440) display with incredible 515PPi. The Note Pro by Xiaomi has got some really solid benchmark scores it almost reaches the more expansive Samsung S6.
Antutu Score Comparison Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
The Mi Note Pro challenges the Samsung Galaxy S6 which has an Antutu score of close to 69,000. We are really impressed with Xiaomi Mi Note Pro which beats the HTC M9 and LG G4 in benchmarks. It is yet to be seen if the Xiaomi smartphone faces heating issues which dampened the mood for HTC M9 launch and also made LG to stay with the Snapdragon 808 Processor. However Qualcomm denies the heating issues.
As per a recent statement released by Qualcomm ” Snapdragon 810 now has no heating and throttling issues and whatever issues were there in pre-release products, has been fixed”.
While speaking to FORBES, Qualcomm’s VP of marketing Tim McDonough, said ” “The rumours are rubbish, there was not an overheating problem with the Snapdragon 810 in commercial devices”. “Everything you’re saying is fair. But we all build pre-released products to find bugs and do performance optimisation. So when pre-released hardware doesn’t act like commercial hardware, it’s just part of the development process.”
The smartphone features most advanced 4GB LPDDR4 RAM which is almost twice as fast as the current generation LPDD3 RAM found in other smartphones. It has Adreno 430 GPU which can max out all the 3D android games.
The Mi Note Pro boasts of 64 GB internal storage and LTE-CAT 9 support for 4G LTE connectivity. The theoretical download speed with the LTE-CAT 9 is upto 450 mbps.
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro sets the flagship battle on fire with the aggressive pricing of $520 equivalent to Rs. 30,000. It may actually sell under 30k when launched in India which may take some months as Xiaomi is yet to launch the Mi4 and Mi5 models in India. This will be more China Centric launch and it may take upto 4-6 months for the Mi Note Pro to reach the Indian shores going by the earlier trend.
Xiaomi launched the Mi4 in China in June 2014 it is yet to be launched in Indian market. Recently Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and 3G tablets in the Indian market.
Lei Jun took a dig at Cupertino based Apple for having a bump on the iPhone 6 camera bump at the launch event of Mi Note Pro.
Lei Jun also spoke about the vendors like the screen used in the MI Note is from sharp the 1080p screen from either Sharp with very thin 3mm bezel and 95% NTSC color gamut , or the Sony camera IMX214 sensor , f/2.0 aperture , 6 element lenses, OIS(optical image stabilization) for low light photos, the Philips two-tone flash, and the Sony/LG battery 3.
Xiaomi Mi Note Specs and Details :
The Xiaomi Mi Note also has a 5.7 inch screen with 6.95 mm thickness, and curved glass on both the front and back panels; that Xiaomi call 2.5D on front and the rear glass is known as the 3D.
The Smartphone has Corning Gorilla glass 3 with curved edges and metallic frame. The smartphone has a weight of 161 gram which is impressive considering the 5.7 inch screen size. It has 3000 mAH battery manufactured by either Sony/LG. The battery is quick charge type though Xiaomi has not revealed how much time it takes to full/half charge the battery.
The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5 Ghz , Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB ram which is ideal for multi tasking and gaming.
The connectivity is 4G LTE and 3G HSPA with Dual sim(micro and Nano Sim slots).
It has the front Camera with 4MP resolution and Xiaomi says they are ultra pixels with wide angle lense something which HTC packs in the top of the line smartphones like HTC M8.
The smartphone has an inbuilt storage of 16/64 GB for all your media, photos and movies.
The Xiaomi Mi Note is priced at Rs. 22,000 which is very aggressive price. It will have direct competition with it’s Chinese counter part OnePlus One (priced @ 22,000)
Check Out – Lenovo Vibe X2(Rs. 20,000) & Huawei Honor 6(18,000).