Xiaomi had added the 5.7-inch Mi Note Pro with a Snapdragon processor to its portfolio of affordable devices early this year. The phablet is an enhanced variant of the Mi Note which was revealed along with it back in January. The former handset has finally been given a release date of May 12 and a cost of RMB2999 (close to Rs 31000).
The power-packed Xiaomi Mi Note Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip and 4GB of RAM. It offers 64GB of internal memory and a 5.7-inch touchscreen of 2560 x 1440p QHD resolution. Also, the Android Lollipop OS running this smartphone has been treated with Xiaomi’s homegrown MIUI 6 software. There are two SIM card slots inside, both supporting 4G networks.
Moving on to the cameras, the Mi Note Pro has a 13MP main one integrating a Sony IMX214 image sensor and paired with dual tone LED flash. Perched above the display on the front is a 4MP snapper. All in all, the forthcoming Xiaomi device has the makings of a flagship with the advantage of the comparatively low price on its side.
The Mi Note on the other hand, makes do with 3GB RAM, a 1080p screen and a Snapdragon 801 processor. As for the choice of SoC in the Pro version, GSMArena notes that the company has handled its overheating issue by a smartly engineered thermal distribution design, unlike Samsung which chose to solve it by using Exynos instead.