After days of speculation, Xiaomi has finally put all sorts of rumours about its latest flagship product to rest by taking the wraps off the (we guessed it right the second time around) Xiaomi Note at a press launch in Beijing.
And it’s a device that aims to go head to head with the iPhone 6 Plus. How, you ask? Xiaomi’s revealed that the unit is wafer thin and lighter than the iPhone 6 Plus, coming in at 6.95mm and weighing just 161g. The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, measures 7.1mm and weighs 172g.
In addition, it shows off an almost bezel-less front, creating a 5.7in screen size. If you need a point of comparison, the iPhone 6 Plus’ is only 5.5in.
Its other specs didn’t fall short either. The display is in Full HD, with a 3D curved Gorilla Glass 3, it runs on Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz, has 3GB of RAM, a Sony 13MP back camera with optical image stabilisation, and a 4MP front-facing camera.
The device will be available in a black as well as a white version, costing from CNY2299 (S$495) – definitely on the pricey end for a Xiaomi smartphone.
A Pro version..
And remember how we told you the company’s also set to unveil another product at the event? That has some truth to it. In true blue Apple style, it's also revealed the Xiaomi Note Pro, a Snapdragon 810 version of the Xiaomi Note.
It will come out of the box with 4GB of RAM, LTE-Cat 9 support, and a 2K screen, amongst other features. Oh, and be prepared to fork out a whopping CNY3299 (S$710) for this device.
But wait, there’s more. It’s also unveiled a set of headphones (yes, it’s beaten Apple/Beats in releasing one). The headphones comes in a stylish black and gold combination and costs CNY499 (around S$107).
But no word’s out on exactly when they will reach our shores. We’ll update the story as soon as we get our hands on that information.