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Xiaomi Mi Note Pro phablet announced with Snapdragon 810 and 4 GB of RAM

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Xiaomi Mi Note Pro phablet announced with Snapdragon 810 and 4 GB of RAM
Just as promised, Xiaomi took the stage today and unveiled what looks to be its next flagship phablet, the Note Pro, a 5.7" phablet with Quad HD display to boot.

Getting the specs out of the way first, Xiaomi Note Pro features a 1440x2560 pixels JDI panel, which would make it one with the enviable 515ppi pixel density. Not only that, but it is also blessed with the whopping 4 GB of RAM, and the highly-anticipated Snapdragon 810 chipset, making it an Android 5.0 64-bit powerhouse. The phablet also has a Hi-fi audio with a dedicated ESS ES9018K2M sound processor, and two OPA1612 amp chips from Texas Instruments.

Rounding up the great offering are a 13 MP rear Sony camera with optical image stabilization, and a 4 MP front-facer with large two micron pixels (likely the same OmniVision unit that HTC branded UltraPixel, and used as a rear snapper). Keeping the lights on will be a 3000 mAh of a battery pack, which is the only seemingly weak point of the phablet, unless the JDI/Sharp display panels are really power-sipping. In fact, the phone will use a panel with Sharp's negative display tech, which means it will indeed consume very low energy, almost equivalent to a 1080p panel of that size, just like it is the case with the Meizu MX4 Pro, which uses a Sharp display with the same production method.

It's the Note Pro's design that is the most striking, though, as the phone sports an extremely thin 6.95mm body (which would explain the relatively small juicing capacity), aluminum frame, and trimmed bezels for an all-around compact handset, relative to the hearty screen diagonal. The exact dimensions are 155.1x 77.6 x 6.95mm, or the same as the Mi Note. Thankfully, Xiaomi eschewed the oh-so-trendy 6" phablet panels, and stayed within the Note 4's 5.7" range, down to the similar wallpapers (nudge, wink).

What's more, it comes with the very generous 64 GB storage out of the box, and dual SIM support, too. The Xiaomi Note Pro will cost you the equivalent of 3300 yuan (about $532) when it lands January 27th - not a bad pricing for a futureproof phablet with all the bleeding edge bells and whistles. Any takers?

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posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:37 6

1. deanylev (Posts: 212; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Awesome, battery capacity is on the low side for a 5.7" QHD phone, better be a power efficent display

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:46 3

6. imMature (Posts: 87; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


It's one of the first phones to use DDR4 which is a much efficient RAM technology than DDR3. I bet it's gonna last longer than phones with larger batteries.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:30

27. Johnnokia (Posts: 1078; Member since: 27 May 2012)


It is still a very expensive Chinese phone though!

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 05:48

59. notthefoggiest (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


And where in the US is the State China?????

'Cause that's where iPhones are assembled from "local and imported parts" not necessarily from America.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 05:07

56. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


WAY too expensive.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:21

61. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Then you forget that it has more RAM, which means it will consume more energy. You can't put a RAM to 'sleep' or hotplug that. So what you gain by LPDDR4 is most likely reduced by higher amount of RAM.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:56 4

13. arenanew (Posts: 279; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


dont deserve more than 60 $

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:54 13

38. neela_akaash (Posts: 1157; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


You should make a company and make a device like this. I am ready to pay $61....

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:03 7

16. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Samsung,LG, Sony & HTC will face huge problem with xiaomi launch of note pro, it has so many bleeding edge technology that should be announce in the coming month, but now xiaomi have it all in one phone leaving no surprise for others android phones launching.

1. Adaptive display for outdoor with 30% more energy efficiency.
2. 2k 94% NTSC screen
3. < 7mm body & light weight.
4. 1st Snapdragon 810!
5. 4gb of LPDDR4 ram!!
6. 64gb emcc 5.0 as standard storage
7. Support LTE cat-9
8. 400mp 2um Ultra Pixel front camera
9. 1300mp F2.0 OIS rear camera
10. Hifi chip - ES9018+OPA1612
11. 2.5D front glass panel + 3D rear glass panel
12. 4.4v fast charging battery
13. Ultra slim bezel

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:07 2

18. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 87; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Note: Mi Note Pro is the 2nd that runs Snapdragon 810 4GB RAM, 1GB RAM Faster
LG G Flex 2 is the 1st that uses Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM launched at CES 2015

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 03:17 1

46. NightSurfer (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


LG G Flex 2 release date is set in the first half of 2015 and the handset will debut first in Korea. So technically, Xioami Mi note Pro is the first true snapdragon 810 to be released in China by the end of January.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 04:11 1

50. pmugghc (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Wrong. G Flex 2 is scheduled for end of January in S Korea.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:37 2

28. tiara6918 (Posts: 2034; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


this is the very first chinese smartphone i want to switch to. Everything about it is what i'm looking for except the design

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:28 2

62. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Try a better job than copy-paste.

There is nothing in there which won't be available in all flagships phones in 2015.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 11:01

73. Guaire (Posts: 506; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Nothing special about both cameras. They are fairly standard.

Fancy names for curved glasses.

Bezels isn't slim.

Almost everbody prefers thicker phones with larger batteries.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:38 1

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1073; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


not hype enough, looking forward the price 1st

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:40

3. rk181090 (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


3299 yuan

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:41 2

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1073; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


not the price i wanted to

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:50 4

9. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


expect samsung to charge you 799 for the same spec when galaxy note 5 launch 9 months later

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:16

23. tiara6918 (Posts: 2034; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I think the price is ok, I might even consider this

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:46 2

5. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


Xiaomi, stop, just stop. Don't copy Apple products any further, and It's about time you should be ashamed of yourself by now.

By the way, This one exactly looks like a miniatured model of ipad

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:53

10. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


Xiaomi, stop, just stop. Don't copy Apple products any further, and It's about time you should be ashamed of yourself by now.

By the way, This one exactly looks like a miniatured model of iPad Air 2 with a plastic back cover.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:54

65. Commentator (Posts: 3677; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Funny how the back is made of glass, then.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:14 1

20. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 87; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


I understand you, I feel you Bro. Its China, China good in copy almost everything. And some just don't care, they be like who cares if they copy.

As I care too, I understand you too.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:47

7. Donbenie (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


Impressive..

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:47 1

8. zmtfatzombie (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Camera is such an old tech. IMX 214 is so so outdated.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:40

64. roobs (Posts: 92; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


This is the 2nd generation of the IMX214.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:53 1

11. Youraveragejoe (Posts: 119; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


Slightly expensive compared to xiaomi standards!

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:59 2

14. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1073; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


my same thought, with this pricing it's more expensive than moto g and desire 816. not to mention oneplus is laughing now

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 01:59 1

15. arenanew (Posts: 279; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


2 k display ha ha joke followed ddr4 ram this dust only good on paper tommorow i will make phone have 1250000 gb ram 100000 k display androi 20..5 people will buy poor google .

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 18:04

75. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Da fuq?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:05 2

17. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


Oh wait... Mi Note looks like a Xperia Z3 copy as well as a iPhone 5S copy!

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:12 8

19. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1073; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


typical Japanese jealousy, please go home and search your long gone pride

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 04:50 1

52. mixedfish (Posts: 1164; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Aww, looks like that comment hit a nerve.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 05:00 5

55. Booza (Posts: 15; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Display: Made by JDI & Sharp
Battery: Made by Sony
Rear Camera: Made by Sony
Front Camera: Made by Omnivision, Trademarked by HTC
Music Processor: Made by TI
Glass Coating: Made by Corning

There's no any chinese technology here

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 05:45 6

58. NightSurfer (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


Processor: by Qualcomm
Dual LED flash: by Philips
Memory module: by Samsung
eMMC 5.0 Flash storage: Toshiba

All the best hardware from different OEMs in one device. I dont think that is bad.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 23:37

74. Booza (Posts: 15; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Is great actually, but i was mentioned to HugoBarraCyanogenmod that i didn't see any point that he proud of to his beloved Chinese company whose not innovative at all

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:38 2

31. tiara6918 (Posts: 2034; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


dream on, the z3 looks like nothing like this. the z3 is even more ugly and outdated than this and it will probably be overshadowed soon

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:49 1

33. xfire99 (Posts: 807; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Since when did Sony or Apple released devices that are called Note and Note Pro?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:59 2

40. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


The name doesn't matter...I only care about how it looks.

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 23:07

76. xfire99 (Posts: 807; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


U need glasses than. Its not even close to Z3/ip5s and more like Note 4.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 09:28

69. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 87; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


He means both front and back are made of glass. Just 3D glass back is something different. But still 2.5D front is from Samsung's Note 4

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:15 1

21. wargreymon (Posts: 700; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Pretty much the expected specs of any 2015 flagship. Good for Xiaomi to be the second after LG to out a SD810 flagship. Now the question is when they will be selling it? Im pretty sure LG, Samsung, Sony, HTC etc can show off their latest flagships also, but it will be a while before they can launch them around the world.

As far as I know its only Samsung who can make LPDDR4 4GB modules, and they started late last month. Did Hynix or anyone else start under the radar?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:16 2

22. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 87; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


1) 2.5D Curve Front is created 1st by Samsung Galaxy Note 4
2) The Aluminium frame looks some kind of Note 4 similarity

THAT's IT!!

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:19 1

24. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1073; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


so 3299 yuan is the price that note 4 offer 1st as well?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:49 2

34. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 87; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Excuse me, Did I even mention price is similar?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:22 2

25. tiara6918 (Posts: 2034; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


"and a 4 MP UltraPixel front-facer" they bought the tech from htc?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:54

36. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 87; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


I think is a YES? OR NO? I don't know. Ask Peter Chou. =D

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 03:04

43. Dread (Posts: 18; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


Does the tech is belong to htc?
I thought omnivison is the one who made htc UP camera

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:24 1

26. Noonting (Posts: 132; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


I believe S810 has a problem with overheating problem

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 05:29

57. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


that is what i am waiting for when it is released, some reviews declaring whether the S810 throttles and overheats easily or not
and the 2nd next most anticipated thing i am waiting for is some reviews and tests showing the difference in Graphics performance between an S805 + QHD and S810 + QHD and S801 + FHD to see if the S810 can easily handle the hard graphics tasks like the S801 did with FHD phones or not
last but not the least, of course, is the battery life!

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:48

66. wargreymon (Posts: 700; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Isn't SD805 with QHD pretty much same as SD801 with FHD? Anyways SD810 will surely be enough for QHD. Or if you really like gaming you go with a G Flex for SD810 and FHD. The original Flex was awesome with games due to 720p, SD800 and low power OLED.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:37

29. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


i think they did good. good for chinese. theyre improving standards.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:38

30. PANIC (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Samsung watch and learn

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:42 1

32. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Looks like the champagne iPhone 5S/6 + Note.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:50

35. Chuck007 (Posts: 1090; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Not too bad from the press renders. Let's see how the actual thing is. Wasn't too impressed with the Mi4.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:54

37. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Dyum, they steal all specs from HTC hima ace. Even 4up front cam. Now what hima ace gonna have?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:57

39. Dude2014 (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Isn't UltraPixel tratrademark belongs to HTC? Or they are licensed under HTC?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 02:59

41. Guaire (Posts: 506; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Xiaomi ditching people on the tight budgets. They are saying go to hell to old customers and fans.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 03:10

44. Suo.Eno (Posts: 498; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Not in their defence but to be fair this is about $100 - 200 LESS from more established competition for the rated specs w/ probably further cuts if we're to go by Mi's track record.

That and last I checked their "budget" line are supposed to be tagged with the Redmi name.

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