The CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, has posted on his Weibo account that the highly-anticipated Mi Note Pro will be available in China on the 6th of May 2015. This is in line with our earlier report that the 5.7-inch phablet will be launched soon, and it is the first time an official release date has been given for it.
Although the 6th of May launch date is only for the Chinese market, we have been told that the Xiaomi Mi Note will be launched in Malaysia on the second quarter of 2015, which is between April to June. It’s entirely possible that Xiaomi will also launch the Mi Note Pro alongside the regular Mi Note in Malaysia, but until it is officially announced by the Chinese company itself, we’d lower our expectations. After all, the plan to bring in the Xiaomi Mi 4 to Malaysia did not pan out so well.
In terms of hardware, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Boasting a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 display, it has a pixel density of 515ppi, which is plenty sharp. Rounding out the specifications are 64GB of internal storage, a 3,000mAh battery, LTE connectivity, a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation, a 4MP front-facing snapper, and Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro retails at 3,299 yuan (about RM1,935) and will be available for order in China on the 6th of May 2015. Hopefully, it will make its way to Malaysia soon.