Xiaomi Mi Note Pro launches May 12th with 4GB of RAM, 5.7-inch Quad HD display and Snapdragon 810


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Xiaomi today officially unveiled that their Mi Note Pro, a 5.7-inch Quad HD device with a line of specs that will make any participant of the mobile arms race sweat, will launch May 12th. Here’s the spec sheet being touted in case you needed a refrsher of what’s inside:

  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 64GB eMMC 5.0 flash storage
  • 5.7″ 2K (2560 x 1440) display from Sharp/JDI (515 PPI)
  • Sunlight Display technology for unparalleled outdoor visibility
  • 13MP camera with optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • 4G Dual SIM
  • Supports LTE CAT 9 for up to 450Mbps download speeds
  • Hardware-optimized Hi-Fi audio for incredible sound quality
  • High-capacity 3090mAh battery, supports Quick Charge 2.0 (charges up to 70% in 1 hour)
  • Incredible craftsmanship with an aluminum frame and curved 2.5D and 3D glass on the front and back

All of that is coming in at an incredible price point of RMB2999 (about US$483).

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That’s a lot of bang for that amount of buck so it certainly has our attention. Unfortunately it does appear you’ll have to import this thing as Xiaomi has only announced plans to make the Mi Note Pro available online in their home base of China starting May 12th.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. nice phone for a nice price….

  2. I’ll keep my eyes open. I love how well they made it look like an iPhone to confuse customers.

    1. Maybe.

      They’re the 3rd largest smartphone producer in the world and the biggest in China.

      Doubtful that anyone on their home turf would confuse the two.

      Elsewhere? No idea, you may be right.

      I’d never confuse it for an iPhone but then again, I know what an iPhone looks like.

      You think it looks like an iPhone without the ugly button at the bottom?

      1. It closely resembles it enough that to the untrained eye I’m sure they’d make the mistake. I’m speaking purely from experience because some iPhone users have mistaked my Nexus 5 for an iPhone countless times when it looks nothing like it.

        I agree faithful users of their products won’t be confused though most likely but here in the US, I see a lot of “is that the iPhone 6?!!”, happening.

        2015 and people still can’t see the aesthetic differences between an iPhone and majority of Andorids.

        1. Makes sense. I actually have the same experiences with my phone but I have since 2010 so I guess I’m just numb to it. :D

          1. Haha I guess just expect college students to be more tech savvy.

          2. You seem to be a smart guy, now with all this surveillance going on in China ( even though I know we do it) is it really safe to buy a pure Chinese phone? I wouldn’t mind buying one of there phones, but I have this huge fear that once I put in my personal information some one in a small damp basement will have all my sh!t at their disposal

          3. Worry more about your apps in my opinion.

            Lots of shady permissions going unnoticed by many. Permission warning before installing is there for a reason.

          4. I only saw Chinese characters on my Oneplus One a few times during the initial software release, and only when calling customer care. I translated it and I think it was just ‘OK’ or ‘good’.

            So, I have no fear of the Chinese. I fear Google more so because they know me better than I know myself AND completely destroy my battery life tracking me.

          5. Hmm

        2. Who… tha fu… *ahem*… How can one confuse the Nexus 5 for the iPhone? At that point, the person isn’t even trying. LoL!!

  3. The grass is always greener on the other side!!!!

  4. Thought XiaoMi loved to use Exynos processor from Samsung.

  5. 4gb baby… now that is what I am talking about. We started at 256 in the beginning. Now we are at 3gb and some are pushing the 4gb mark. I love it. RAM is good!

    I love these guys and Huawei and Oppo for pushing the envelope in tech and price. It keeps the other guys on their toes. I wish big providers, like Verizon, would get options like this. I would love to buy and try one.

    1. I’m with you!! really hoping AT&T picks up this and throws it in the stores. I’d love to go see it!

  6. Will this work on at&t lte

    1. No

  7. Is the “2.5D and 3D glass” thing bothering anybody else?

    1. Nah!! 2.5D makes perfect sense. It’s in between the 2D and 3D world. Get with the fantasy!!

      1. 2.5 D means that the glass is slightly curved around the border and the image appears raised up and closer to you than a completely flat piece of glass.

  8. Damn, these Chinese brands are looking better and better. How they put similar specs with larger batteries in a smaller frame is beyond me. Not really sure why other big brands don’t do this.

  9. Where that radio information at? And I need a video (because I’m too lazy to search for one). What’s up with that glass? Stereoscopic 3D? This ain’t the 3DS.

    Phones aside right now, the New 3DS (What I call 3DSi) is really good on the 3D. It *does* follow you like Nintendo stated. It’s pretty unique and makes the 3D experience better. I wouldn’t mind the option on mobile devices if it can be that good.

    What was that 3D phone on Sprint? The Evo 3D or something? It was a cool-looking phone to say the least.

    1. It was the Evo 3D, very cool.

      But here they’re talking about something else.


  10. Having never imported a phone before, this one interests me to think about it. Is it a roulette game as to whether or not it will work well or even at all on a US carrier?

    1. You should check out their site, or contact them for a list of supported bands. I’m sure it’ll work, just don’t expect LTE.

  11. The phone looks like it’ll be huge, 5.7″ screen is more than big but the bezel is pretty big too. The rest of the specs seem great but I’m wondering what the software support would be like and what about warranty issues? It might seem like good bang for your buck but if you get a problem that would normally be covered under warranty then the cost of ownership could quickly escalate. Plus you have to factor in the various import duties etc.

  12. Looking good Xiaomi. 5.7” is a bit too small for my taste and if I was going to import a phone it would be the Huawei Mediapad X2 (7” screen)

    BUT the fact that Chinese phone makers are making some really sweet phablets, mega-phablets, and Tablones is wonderful. Now if only they could get these things offered on T-Mobile my life would be perfect;)

  13. No lte in America using it

    1. Thanks – I was just about to post that question. That’s too bad. Wish every country would standardize on the same bands!

  14. Moments like these make me wish I were overseas. #USproblems

  15. Unfortunately it’s to small. I do a lot of work on my phone and have had 5.7″ for almost two years and I’m ready for 6.5″ now – so I’m setting my hope to xperia z4 ultra instead… and come on Samsung stop looking at boring Apple.

    1. Maybe you should be ready for a laptop instead

  16. Way too big, I will have to put on another 100 pounds to have a pocket big enough.

  17. Just put my order in for mine. Im currently working in China so I’ll make use of it here for at least a year. Still have my Note 4 from home so this will just be my local phone.

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