Xiaomi announces phablet with the best specs ever, prices it at $530

Xiaomi logoXiaomi had a product launch early this morning, where it set its sights on the phablet market and announced a pair of devices for its growing product lineup.

The Mi Note (yep, just like the Galaxy Note) is a 5.7-inch phablet with a spec sheet that looks just like a Note 3: A 1080p display, 2.5Ghz Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, 13MP camera with OIS, dual SIM (OK, that's new), and 3000 mAh battery. The 16GB model will retail for CN¥2299 (about $370) and the 64GB version is CN¥2,799 ($451).

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro

The real star of the show, though, is the Mi Note Pro, which has some of the most pimped-out hardware ever seen on a smartphone. Take the Mi Note specs and add a Snapdragon 810 with 4GB of RAM, a 5.7-inch 1440p LCD, and 64GB of storage. The real shock is the price: $532. Of course, this is Xiaomi, so none of these devices will officially be sold in America or Europe.

The design seems pretty similar to the Mi4, with the biggest change coming to the back, which wraps around the sides of the device. The back is also covered in curved Gorilla Glass now, eliminating the only cheap-feeling part of the Mi4. It is also a unique design touch that really isn't ripping off any manufacturer that we can think of, so it's good to see Xiaomi make some progress on the originality front.

No word yet on a availability, but Xiaomi usually holds a "flash sale" where a few devices roll off the line, are put up for sale, and instantly sell out. Check your importers!

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: smartphones, Xiaomi

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