According to Xiaomi, we’ll be seeing the Mi Note in our Southeast Asian stores by the second quarter of this year. The Mi 4 which was launched half a year ago and isn’t even available in Malaysia yet! Fortunately, this isn’t the case with the Mi Note. No official date has been announced however.
The device will cost CNY 2299 (USD$371/MYR1318) for the 16 GB variant and CNY 2799 (USD$451/MYR1605) for the 64 GB version. The device proves to be sleek, slim and sophisticated in its design.
The Mi Note sports a 5.7 inch full HD screen which comes with Nela Tech LCD to offer higher contrast and dynamic pixel adjustment for better readability. The display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. On its back, the device has a 13 megapixel rear camera that is equipped with optical image stabilisation. The camera uses Sony’s CMOS sensor, with a f2.0 aperture that comes with a dual tone flash from Phillips for natural looking images. On its front, the Mi Note has a 4 megapixel front shooter.
The front panel of the device features a 2.5D curved glass and a 3D curved glass rear panel. The gadget only weighs 161 grams. On top of all this, the Mi Note has a one handed mode to make it easier to use and minimises the size of the app windows. The gadget is powered by a 3000 mAh battery and comes with dual 4G Sim slot. It runs on a Snapdragon 801 processor which is mated with 3 GB worth of RAM. There is no option to expand internal memory but you have two variants to choose from – 16GB or 64 GB. Lastly, the Mi Note also has a hi-fi audio system with ESS ES9018K2M audio decoder for minimum distortion and lossless playback at 24-bit/192KHz.
As for the Mi Note Pro, it won’t be reaching us any time soon sadly. There isn’t even a launch date for the device anywhere around the globe yet. We’re expecting this to be due to the overheating issues with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip that is creating performance issues within the device. Oh well, at least, one device is coming our way soon. We were beginning to feel left behind!
Source: Low Yat