Xiaomi Mi Note pre-orders are, reportedly, through the roof

Xiaomi Mi Note pre-orders are, reportedly, through the roof
So, at the end of last week, Xiaomi announced not one, but two new flagships – the Mi Note, being comprised of top-shelf 2014 hardware; and the Mi Note Pro – the cream of Xiaomi's crop, which will bear a Snapdragon 810 and carry the company's product line into the 64-bit age of smartphones.

Both handsets sport identical impressive design and are a testament to Xiaomi's determination to churn out some amazing, premium-looking handsets. They will also be the company's most expensive flagships to date, with the 64 GB version of the regular Mi Note costing (in China) around $450, while the Pro variant will bear a tag around $530.

Even with the slightly pricier handsets, analysts predict that Xiaomi will ship between 13 and 15 million Mi Note phones in 2015. We don't know for sure, whether this includes both Note models, or if it's a prediction about the regular one only, but a report from China claims that today, when the pre-orders for the Mi Note opened up, the amount of reserved handsets was massive. It is probably too early for an approximate count of pre-sales to be made, as the numbers are probably still flowing in at a huge pace, but one has to wonder – Xiaomi is supposed to start shipping the Mi Note on January 27th – will the company be able to keep up with the purported demand, or will it struggle to balance supply and demand for the next few months, just like Apple did with the iPhone 6 and the saga of its worldwide sales?

And what will happen when the Note Pro arrives? The 64-bit phablet will be launched sometime in March, presumably because Qualcomm needs time to set up a steady supply of Snapdragon 810 units – and that may be a good idea, because if the Mi Note Pro sells like hot cakes as well, the silicon slinger may have trouble (it will be supplying many other manufacturers with the very same SoC, too).


via: Android Headlines

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Mi Note
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(34h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Waiting for its launch in India :)

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

"Xiaomi is supposed to start shipping the Mi Note on January 27th" What??? Where Mi 4 is launching on January 28th, so I don't see any early release atleast in India.

12. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

yeah. you are right. there is no way that this mi note is going to be released in Jan 27. i was just wondering when it will be available. probably in the second half of 2014 considering the fact that xiaomi always releases older mobiles in India

10. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

The phone will retail at almost 30,000 rupees and on top of that the same old Flash sale. Thinking not gonna sell like the Mi3 or redmi note in India.

2. Cyagocaliz unregistered

I know this article is about India and not Japan, and sorry for being racist, but Xiaomi Mi Note will never sell in Japan very well because: 1. Japanese users like iPhones and hates its clone. Some of them even think all Android phones are copy of iPhones, there is no way they would buy this Chinese enlarged clone iPhone. 2. They are worrying that there might be a virus, spyware, or all the other malwares in Chinese phone. I don't think there are malwares in Chinese phones, but they think so. 3. The biggest reason. This phone doesn't have any features Japanese people need, such as NFC, Osaifu-Keitai, TV antenna, water/dust resistant, High-res audio via headphones/earphones, etc... and I won't buy it, too.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Whatever you are telling may be correct but if they are making profits from big population countries in Asia then it's OK. You don't like it but others would definitely will do. BTW, where are you from?

5. Cyagocaliz unregistered

I was born and used to live in Japan... well, I live in the other country now (not to mention I can't tell you where I currently live for my privacy)

6. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Lol. You got me thinking that you're probably on some kind of witness protection program.

7. Cyagocaliz unregistered

lol, why should I say where I live on the internet? I don't even know much about people here :(

11. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

What you a "diplomatic person"...? Majority of users are from US and Europe. What's the big deal where your from?

8. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

FYI Mi Note Pro has High-res audio, and its audio capabalities look superb on paper.

9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I haven't seen many people who are as irritating as you. I just hope you leave this site for good, but I assume that's not likely to happen. So, I would have to tolerate your non-sense in every article.

13. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

"Both handsets sport identical impressive design and are a testament to Xiaomi's determination to churn out some amazing, premium-looking handsets." If Samsung released something that looked like this, people would be saying how Samsung never makes anything premium anymore

14. Revolt2015

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Starting to see how much PA loves to stroke China. If intellectual property meant anything in that fascist hole, they would have no economy. If people only realized every time they buy something made there, they are killing their own country's economy little by little.

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