Xiaomi isn’t an unknown name anymore. It’s been called ‘Apple of China’ and it even gives the big dogs of the tech a run for their money, literally. It has made its competitors rethink their strategies. And it was recently valued at $45 bn, so it’s not halo at all. So, what’s the big news today from China?
Now it has launched two new smartphones or better, two new phablets under its high-end moniker Mi (it uses Redmi for low-end devices). Mi Note and Mi Note Pro are the latest phablets from the company. Out of both, Mi Note Pro has specs that will drive you crazy but that doesn’t mean Mi Note isn’t less cool. Let’s talk about specs anyways. Mi Note is powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM. Other specs include metal frame chassis which packs a 5.7 inch FHD (1080p) display, dual 4G SIM support with dual standby, a 13MP camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0. I know these are some cool specs but its elder sibling will blow others out of waters. Wanna hear? Here you go. Mi Note Pro has a freaking Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor and 4GB RAM. That’s not all, it also picks up 2K HD (2560×1440) display and LTE-CAT9.
So these premium specs must come at premium price, right? Well, Xiaomi has priced both insanely low. Mi Note’s 16GB variant will come at ~$370 while 64GB one will cost ~$450. Mi Note Pro will come in 64GB version for ~$530. And even though, these phablets are available in China for now, it won’t be or it shouldn’t be long before they debut elsewhere. Clearly, Xiaomi is threatening the existence of big players like Samsung and Apple in the high-end phones market with its new offering with both, price and specs as its weapons.