Xiaomi has just taken the wraps off its flagship phablet, the Mi Note. This will directly compete with the Apple iPhone 6 Plus as the company repeatedly hinted during the announcement. It is important to understand that the Mi Note is in no way related to the Redmi Note, which is Xiaomi’s midrange offering.
The smartphone comes with a 5.7 inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera on the back with an f/2.0 aperture size and a 4-megapixel front camera with a 2-micron pixel size for great self shot pictures. The Mi Note also packs a quad core Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB of RAM and will be sold in 16 or 64GB variants. The Android version on the device is most likely KitKat but Xiaomi stresses on the use of MIUI 6, which is its custom skin. Powering the device is a moderately sized 3,000 mAh battery.
The phablet weighs 161 grams and has a thickness of just 6.95 mm, making it one of the slimmest phablets going around. The pricing for the Mi Note has been set at CNY 2299 ($370) for the 16GB model and CNY 2799 ($451) for the 64GB variant. Customers in China can pre order the Mi Note on Jan 20 and get the device on the 27th.