Chinese electronic company, Xiomi, on 17th January 17, 2015 introduced two smartphones in Beijing, namely Mi Note and Mi Note Pro.
Features of the Mi Note
The mobile device will be available in 16 – GB and 64 – GB and has a:
Metal frame and is saved from harm on the front and back with 3D curved Gorilla Glass 3. This feature actually makes it highly resistant to scratches and shattering.
Mi Note has a 2’5 – GHz Snapdragon 801 processor
An Adreno 330 GPU from Qualcomm
A dual 4G micro/nano SIM card slot
A 5.7 – inch Sharp/JDI full HD display
Features of Mi Note Pro
A Snapdragon 810 acta – core processor
It supports LTE – CAT 9, a facility that offers download speeds opf up to 450Mbps
Similarities of the two devices
Both devices have an Android 5.0 Lollipop and are skinned with XIaomi’s Mi UI. They have a Sony 13 – MP f/2.0 rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 4 – MP front camera with 2 – micron pixels. They provide what looks like an outstanding hi – fi audio capabilities as well.
How much are they worth?
These devices will be distributed on separate days; the Mi Note will hit the market on January 27 and will be valued at $370 for the 16 – GB version and $450 for the 64 – GB mode. Meanwhile, Note Pro will be available in March at a price of $530.
Mi Note and iPhone 6
The world’s 3rd largest smartphone distributor compared the Mi Note to the iPhone 6 Plus, realizing that the Note’s 5.7-inch display is bigger compared to iPhone 6 Plus’s 5.5-inch screen, and the Note is 0.15mm slimmer and 11gm lighter.
Meanwhile, Nick Spenser, a senior practice director at ABI Research said, “XIaomi is not eating Apple’s lunch-they are eating Samsung’s.”
“The names and sizes of the devices are no coincidence,” he said.
He added: “Xiomi has Samsung on the run in China, and they are driving home the advantage by squarely pitching themselves against one of Samsung’s last bastions of strength – the Galaxy Note.”