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Meet Mi Note, Xiaomi’s new flagship

Meet Mi Note, Xiaomi’s new flagship
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Aiming to redefine the large-screen smartphone market, Xiaomi unveiled yesterday two new devices, the flagship 5.7-inch Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro boasting souped up specs.

The Mi Note is only 6.95mm thick, has an aluminum frame, and sports scratch- and shatter-resistant curved Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and rear.

The Mi Note comes with a 13-megapixel camera with a 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), while keeping its back flat free of protrusions. The device is also equipped with a new Hi-Fi audio system, which supports lossless playback.

Mi Note

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  • 3D curved Gorilla Glass 3 with metal frame
  • 5.7-inch Sharp/JDI Full HD display (95% NTSC, 1400:1 contrast ratio)
  • 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, Adreno 330 GPU
  • Dual 4G SIM (micro/nano), Dual Standby
  • Sony 13MP camera f/2.0, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • 4MP front camera with large 2-micron pixels
  • Hi-Fi audio system, 24-bit/192KHz lossless playback support
  • 3000mAh 4.4V lithium-ion battery, Quick Charge 2.0
  • ¥2299

Mi Note Pro

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  • 2560 x 1440 2K Sharp/JDI screen, PPI 515
  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 8-core processor, Adreno 430 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, faster than LPDDR3 by 1.7 times
  • 64GB eMMC 5.0 ROM
  • Supports LTE CAT 9 with download speed up to 450Mbps
  • ¥3299

The Mi Note will be available in Xiaomi’s international markets in Q2 2015. Local prices and availability will be announced closer to each market’s launch date.

At the launch event, Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun also talked about Internet of Things and how Xiaomi is committed to developing an open ecosystem of smart home devices that can be completely controlled through your Mi phone. Lei noted that the smart device industry has three major pain points: it’s complicated to set up a home appliance from your phone, every appliance needs its own app, and it involves heavy investment in cloud infrastructure.

To solve these pain points, Xiaomi has developed an intelligent module, which is sold at cost to manufacturing partners. The Mi Home app helps to connect all appliances under a single app, while Xiaomi has also developed a common cloud service for its smart home devices. Xiaomi has invested in 25 hardware companies in 2014 and continuously released popular products such as the Mi Band, Mi Air Purifier, and Xiaoyi Smart Camera.

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