Xiaomi Mi Note Pro finally goes on sale (in China), Mi 4i launches outside of India

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro finally goes on sale (in China), Mi 4i launches outside of India
Unveiled by Xiaomi in January, at the same time with the Mi Note, the Mi Note Pro is only now being released - four months after its official announcement. As of today, May 12, the handset can be bought in China, Xiaomi's home country, for prices starting at 2999 CNY (around $480). Prior to this, the device was available to pre-order online.

The Mi Note Pro is Xiaomi's most advanced smartphone to date, rivaling high-end devices like Samsung's Galaxy Note 4. While it looks just like the Mi Note, the Mi Note Pro offers better specs, including a 5.7-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, and 4 GB of RAM.

As you can see in the photos included below, there were huge lines formed outside some of Xiaomi's stores for the launch of the Mi Note Pro (similar to the lines formed when Apple is releasing new iPhones).

While the Mi Note Pro won't be sold outside of China, Xiaomi has another new Android smartphone that's ready to be released in various markets: the Mi 4i. Announced last month in India, the Xiaomi Mi 4i is launching this week in Taiwan (for around $212). The Mi 4i is an impressive handset for its price point, featuring a 5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space, and a 3120 mAh battery. It's still not clear if the Xiaomi Mi 4i will be available in non-Asian markets. But we'll let you know when we find out.

sources: Xiaomi (Twitter), Focus Taiwan

Related phones

Mi Note Pro
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Mi 4i
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery 3120 mAh



1. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

If only the Mi 4i had a Micro SD slot...

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

It's a no brainers for a 16gb device has no micro sd slot, it isn't a high end phone in terms of specs. Not to mention zenfone 2 offer better specs with cheaper price, pretty much no brainers Hugo failed this time

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I won't say it failed but it's def a huge let down especially at that price tag. I would rather have 1080p screen with SD card slot on that phone. I have been spoiled with the 64gb SD card on my Z2. It can hold so much cat pictures D:

9. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

Zenfone 2 is in completely different class - 5.5" with 77mm width and 5.0" with 69mm width. I highly doubt anyone will choose between these two devices.

11. freedemx69

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

when is finally the mi note pro for real out on the market ???

5. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

The different is in Mi 4i, BOTH the sim card can be LTE ... AT THE SAME TIME. So in a country that GSM is being closed, this dual sim work. (unlike other brand, i.e. samsung, HTC, etc, where the second SIM is GSM only) If ONLY I can use both card for DATA at the same time, it would be wicked.

3. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

XiaoMi CEO: ----- ARE YOU OK?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRU-fwS6aAU

4. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

7. Limcheethiam

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I can understand why Xiaomi launch only 16G M4i as it still have a lot of 16G in store, need to clear. But i cannot understand why people will choose 16GM4i, after minus the pre-installed file it left only 11+G for the user.

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10. freedemx69

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

I don't understand, now is the new mi note pro finally out or not ??? I don't see anywhere the big news about it. I want one too.

12. Limcheethiam

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Yes, there is, but only in China, you may need to open a Weibo account (China's Twitter) like Tim Cook recently does, then you are able to get latest update of the China's Phone market.

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