Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has just unveiled a new variant of the Mi Note flagship sporting a bamboo back panel. This is similar to what OnePlus did with its StyleSwap covers, although it was shut down prematurely. Unlike OnePlus though, the bamboo Xiaomi Mi Note will be offered by default and not as a replaceable back cover for existing Mi Note customers.
Xiaomi is calling this the Natural Bamboo Edition of the Mi Note. Although the variant increases the thickness of the device by 0.9 mm, the weight is cut down by 5 grams thanks to the use of bamboo. Xiaomi mentions that each variant will have a unique pattern on the back considering that it is made using natural elements.
The variant has been priced at CNY 2,299 or $368, which isn’t a lot considering what the device brings to the table. The internal hardware of the Mi Note remains unchanged here. This means you can expect to find 5.7 inch 1080p display, a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 4-megapixel front camera, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 3,000 mAh battery and Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI.
Via: Android Central