Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Note Pro in January, along with the slightly less impressive Mi Note. Now Xiaomi’s most powerful phone to date is available in China starting May 12th for 2,999 Yuan, or a little more than $480.
The phone features a 5.7 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, and a 3090 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
Other features include a 13MP rear camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor, a 4MP front-facing camera, 64GB of eMMC 5.0 storage, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Mi Note Pro runs Android 5.0 with Xiaomi’s MIUI user interface.
The phone also sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. That’s a 2.5 GHz, 64-bit octa-core processor which has taken some heat… for its handling of heat.
HTC’s latest flagship phone has the same processor, but early reviews suggest it can get too hot when running at full speed, so the speeds are scaled back to keep the system from overheating.
Xiaomi says that the Mi Note Pro will outperform the HTC One M9 and LG G Flex 2 (another phone with a Snapdragon 810 chip) because the Mi Note Pro has version 2.1 of Qualcomm’s processor.
Update: So much for that modified chip. There are reports from early Mi Note Pro users that their phones are overheating.
Would be great if they sold these in the USA. Xiaomi makes pretty nice devices.
Thank you Liliputing for covering Chinese devices. I’m surely gonna get this phone, waiting for it since January.
china-china-china who CARES !!!,we live in the USA
And more than 4 times as many people live in China. What’s your point?
Some don’t care about anything other than what is around them. The rest of us like reading about what tech is out there in the world. You know, for fun. It does not matter if it is available to us right now. Thank you Brad for taking the larger view.
Thanks Bolo — as you know, we get these comments from time to time. I normally ignore them, but I felt like responding today.
We could have a much larger discussion about how companies like Xiaomi are affecting the tech world at large even in countries where you can’t yet buy their products.
But when someone says “we” live in the USA, I kind of wonder who they’re talking about.
Less than half of Liliputing’s readership is in the US. While our Chinese readership is pretty small, we get more visitors from Hong Kong than we do from some European countries such as Portugal, Finland, or Denmark.
I know Lilliputing has a global audience but some may not think about it. I personally would not buy a Xiaomi phone because of their preference to not include microSD card slots or removable batteries in their top tier phones. These are things that matter to me. That said, Xiaomi is a huge global player (if not so much in the USA). What they do effects the global stage. All the big manufacturers watch each other to see what the competition is doing and which of the competitors products sell well (and which don’t). Even if a product is not sold in your market, it may still have an effect on what you can buy in the future.
Speak for yourself. I always get fed up by all the cool promotions you guys get on Amazon and whatever that won’t ship to my country or the shipping cost is several times the cost of the gadget, but do you hear me complaining?
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