If there’s one thing to say about Xiaomi, it plays a good game of teasing.
Since January, the Chinese company has unveiled its high-end Xiaomi Mi Note phablet, along with a more powerful variant that was unimaginatively named the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. Yet, it was the latter that marked Xiaomi’s new approach - a premium phone at an almost premium price of RMB3299 (S$710). It definitely got a lot of interest from fans and us alike, and its elusive availability date made it all the more desireable.
This will soon become a thing of the past for those who reside in China. Besides announcing that the Mi Note Pro will be available in China from 12 May, Xiaomi has also adjusted the price, marking it down to RMB2999 (S$642).
What’s more, it’s confirmed that the Sunlight Display feature, which adjusts the display’s colours under strong daylight, is also included in the Mi Note Pro.
Besides that, everything else about the phablet remains the same. It has the same 5.7in screen size as its non-Pro sibling, but with a 2K screen resolution bump. That, and a beastly Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage round up the impressive hardware list. And it’s all powered by a massive 3090mAh battery.
The question that you’d like to ask will now be answered - there’s still no confirmation about the Mi Note Pro or even the Mi Note's availability outside of China. But safe to say, it’s highly likely that the Mi Note will be available here, given its appearance in the SIRIM (Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia) equipment listing.
As for the Mi Note Pro? We’re not 100% sure, but where the Mi Note goes, it won’t be a surprise for the Mi Note Pro to follow soon.