Xiaomi has finally launched its Mi Note in Malaysia, which is their premium offering with a larger screen. At 5.7 inches, this goes against the likes of the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4.
The Mi Note will go on sale on 28th July 2015 with the retail price of RM 1,549 and it will be offered on contract from our telcos a bit later. At the moment, we are just getting the standard Mi Note and not their top of the line Mi Note Pro that comes with a Quad HD display, Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of LP-DDR4 RAM.
To recap on the specs, the Mi Note in its standard form gets a 5.7″ Full HD display that pushes a pixel density of 386ppi and it runs on a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM. For the Malaysian market we are getting 64GB of internal storage which is non expandable. Like its new flagships, the Mi Note gets dual-SIM (micro-SIM + nano-SIM) support with 4G LTE connectivity. As usual, it is offered only in White colour for now.
For imaging, it gets a 13MP main camera with Optical Image Stabilisation, while the front gets a 4MP camera with larger pixels, similar to HTC’s Ultrapixel shooter. Sound on the other hand, will fully support lossless 24bit/192 KHz audio, the first from Xiaomi. Keeping the lights on is a 3,000mAh capacity battery that supports Quick Charge 2.0. Overall it weighs 161 grams with a thickness of 6.95mm, which is both thinner and lighter than the iPhone 6 Plus despite having a larger screen and battery.
To get to know the Mi Note better, you can check out our first impressions and you can watch our hands-on video below: