The start of the year is always a very busy time for the tech industry as companies use this time of the year to showcase what they have lined up. They may be prototypes or even finished products but either way, they are always out to impress.

Xiaomi aimed to do the same and last Wednesday, in an event held in Beijing, they officially launched the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, new flagships that will go head-to-head against other phablet sized phones such as the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung GALAXY Note 4 and Meizu MX4 Pro.

Despite the large displays, the Mi Notes are still super slim devices

Despite the large displays, the Mi Notes are still super slim devices

Both devices share the same 5.7-inch display with a 3mm thin bezel and is encased in a 6.95mm thin body, which weighs about 161g. The difference between the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro lies in the fact that the Mi Note comes with a Full HD display with a 386ppi pixel density, 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3GB worth of RAM, while the Mi Note Pro has a display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440p and 515ppi. Instead of the quad-core processor, it is powered by the latest 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU and has a massive 4GB worth of RAM. Also, it has internal storage of 64GB.

The rear is of the Mi Note is wrapped with 3D glass, which gives it higher resistance to damage

The rear is of the Mi Note is wrapped with 3D glass, which gives it higher resistance to damage

Other similarities both phones share is the rear camera, which is a 13-megapixel, 6-element camera from Sony, which has features such as optical image stabilisation and a Philips two-town dual-LED flash. Then there’s also the 4-megapixel front camera that has a large 2-micron pixel sensor. The Mi Notes also support dual SIM cards and 4G LTE connectivity. In terms of battery, both come with a 3,080mAh battery.

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While the officially Malaysian pricing has yet to be released, on the online store Oppomart (no affiliations to Oppo), the Mi Note is priced at US$399 (~RM1,437) while the Mi Note Pro is priced at US$599 (~RM2,157).

Source: Digital Trends