Xiaomi’s Mi Note and Note Pro want to rule the phablet arena

Samsung and Apple are in for some pretty tough competition as Xiaomi has revealed two new flagship smartphones, the Mi Note and Note Pro. Both devices are top-tier releases carrying some of the best hardware on the market and as you’d expected, they’re reasonably priced as well.

The Xiaomi Mi Note is basically the Chinese giant’s answer to the Note 4 from Samsung and Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. The handset falls in the 5.7-inch category offering a 1080p display with a 3D curved Gorilla Glass 3 coating. The exterior also has a 13MP Sony OIS camera on the rear and a 4MP UltraPixel-like snapper on the front.

Xiaomi Mi Note

On the inside, Xiaomi has gone with a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 SOC, 3GB RAM and storage options of 16GB or 64GB. There’s no microSD card slot here, but you do get dual 4G SIM support, a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 and a 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Fi audio system.

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Beefy as this smartphone is, Xiaomi hasn’t restricted itself with the Note Pro. The phone is certainly going to be one of the most powerful releases on the market as it comes with pretty impressive features. It also runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with the latest MIUI onboard and has even better hardware.

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro specs:

– Octa core Snapdragon 810 SOC (64-bit) w/ Adreno 430 graphics
– 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440p QHD touchscreen
– 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB eMMC 5.0 flash storage
– Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi ac, LTE Cat.9 up to 450Mbps, HSPA+
– Dual SIM support
– 13MP Sony IMX214 OIS rear camera, 4MP front shooter
– 3000mAh battery

Note Pro

The Xiaomi Mi Note 16GB is tagged at $370, while the 64GB model will be available for $451. The Note Pro will go on sale for a much higher retail tag of $532.