UPDATE: Xiaomi has revealed that the Mi Note measures 6.95mm thick and that the device will be available starting January 27.
The first new smartphone revealed by Xiaomi is the Mi Note. As you might guess from its name, the Mi Note is a phablet device, boasting a 5.7-inch 1920x1080 display with curved Gorilla Glass 3 and a 3mm bezel. Powering the Mi Note is a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 3000mAh battery.
Rounding out the spec list is 16GB or 64GB of storage, a Sony-made 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and two-tone flash, a 4-megapixel front-facing camera with 2-micron pixels, a Hi-Fi audio system with support for 24-bit/192KHz lossless playback, and dual 4G SIM support. The Mi Note’s also got a curved Gorilla Glass 3 backside.
If the Mi Note’s not quite high-end enough for you, Xiaomi’s got a second new device that’s a step up. The Mi Note Pro’s got a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, LTE Cat.9 for speeds up to 450Mbps, and a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 2560x1440.
So how much can you expect to pay for Xiaomi’s new flagships? The base 16GB Mi Note will set you back ¥2299 ($371 USD), while the 64GB variant will cost ¥2799 ($452 USD). And if you’d like to step up to the Mi Note Pro, you can expect to pony up ¥3299 ($533). Those are some pretty nice prices for the hardware, which goes along with Xiaomi’s history of offering competitive hardware at affordable prices. The new Mi phones aren’t all about specs and price, though, as they also look really good thanks to their Gorilla Glass front and rear, metal frame, and super-thin bezels.
Alongside these new phones, Xiaomi took the wraps off of a couple of accessories. The Mi Headphones are a semi-open set of cans that have interchangeable over-ear and on-ear covers. They’ve also got a 32-ohm impedance, 50mm beryllium diaphragm speakers, and a silver-plated straight cable. The Mi Headphones will cost ¥499 ($80 USD).
Then there’s the Mi Box mini, a small set-top box that looks to be about the size of a cell phone wall charger. Packed inside of that tiny frame is a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi, support for 1080p video, Dolby and DTS audio, Bluetooth, and a built-in power supply. This little cube will set you back ¥199 ($32 USD).
So what do you think of Xiaomi’s newest hardware? Would you buy the Mi Note, Mi Note Pro, Mi Headphones, or Mi Box mini if they were made available in your country?