On top of announcing the Xiaomi Mi Note, the Chinese company also officially announced the Mi Note Pro, the flagship phablet we’ve been all waiting for. It is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor and paired with all the latest and greatest hardware available in the market right now.
If you were disappointed at the earlier announcement – the Mi Note because it is powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor, don’t be because Xiaomi saved the best for the last. The Mi Note Pro packs all the latest specifications into the same slim sexy body of the Xiaomi Note.
It features a 2K 5.7″ display on the front with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (515ppi), and right beneath that is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor that has four 2.0 Cortex-A57 cores and four 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores. The processor is paired with Adreno 430 GPU and a whopping 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Other hardware bumps on this Pro version of the new Mi Note includes a 64GB eMMC 5.0 ROM, as well as support for Cat 9 LTE that allows for up to 450Mbps download and up to 50Mbps upload speeds – now these are the hardware we love to read about, as of January 2015 at least.
As for the price, as always, premium specifications come with premium pricing. The Mi Note Pro is priced at 3,299 yuan, that’s about RM1,900 – that’s not too bad for something with such specs.
While it’s not mentioned, it looks like the Mi Note Pro will be available in white, as well as gold. The Mi Note will be available in an exclusive Gold metal frame, differentiating it from the white and black Mi Note models. The bad news is the Mi Note Pro’s official availability will not be anytime soon – Xiaomi did not mention any specific timeframe.
Will the Mi Note Pro be the flagship killer for the year 2015?