Xiaomi launches the Mi Note as answer to iPhone 6 Plus

By Jay Jay

Xiaomi has launched the new Mi Note- a 5.7" phablet dubbed to be its next flagship, taking on the iPhone 6 Plus in size and performance at nearly half the price.

Weighing at 161 grams, the Mi Note sports a curved glass front and rear that carries a 13MP rear camera and a 4MP front camera. The rear camera, Xiaomi claims, has a technology patent as well as optimal image stabilization capability. At the same time, Xiaomi has included a 4MP sensor with 2µm pixel size in the front camera to accentuate 'selfies' and close ups.

Xiaomi, however, has invested well in performance and speed too. Carrying a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, the Mi Note has a 4GB RAM and a 1080p display. The 3000 mAH battery promises long hours of browsing and calling time. Given the size and internal specs, the Mi Note seems to be the first phone from Xiaomi to merit the 'phablet' tab.

Releasing in China for sale on the 27th, the Mi Note will be priced at £350 on unlocked versions.

Xiaomi believes that the size and performance should catch the attention of users who could enjoy a phone similar to the iPhone 6 Plus at a much lesser price. User reviews of the new phablet should start trickling in from February.

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