Xiaomi had teased us a week or so ago that it is planning to bring across a super-slim smartphone, which most of us had guessed would be either the Mi5 or the Mi4s. Given that Xiaomi follows an annual cycle, it was pretty confusing why a launch was scheduled in January and neither a Mi5 or a Mi4s made any sense. Everything was put in place yesterday when in an event held in Beijing Xiaomi announced the Mi Note Pro which is in all honesty a direct competitor to the iPhone 6 Plus. The device is the first true high-end phablet to come out from Xiaomi’s labs after experimenting with the likes of RedMi Note which was a budget conscious device.
The Mi Note Pro brings a 5.7 inch Quad HD display which is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The device is powered by a 64 bit Snapdragon 810 SoCwith 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The device has a 13 MP rear camera with OIS and an LED flash. The front facing camera for selfies and video calling is a 4 MP unit.
Interestingly the Mi Note Pro is a Dual SIM smartphone seeing the popularity of the same in the Asian markets. The battery here is a 3090 mAh and the device runs Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI on top of it. It goes on sale in China in late March and will sell for about $522.