Xiaomi sure had a fun Thursday morning. The Chinese electronics manufacturer unwrapped four new products today that all are worth mentioning, even if none of them will ever arrive in the US. From new oversized Galaxy Note-like phones, to a mini Android-powered box that is no bigger than a wall adapter, to audiophile-grade headphones, they sort of dropped a little bit of everything.
Mi Note Pro and Mi Note
The headliner of today’s bundle of announcements is easily the Mi Note Pro (Yes, they are calling their “phablet” a Note). This device packs a 5.7-inch 2K display (2560×1440, 515ppi), Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and supports LTE Cat.9.
I do not believe that they announced availability, but they did include a price of ¥3,299 ($532).
The Mi Note Pro is the “souped-up” version of the other phone that was announced this morning, the Mi Note. The Mi Note is a similarly big phone, but with slightly lesser specs like a 5.7-inch display that has a full HD resolution (1080p). They also dropped down to a Snapdragon 801 and 3GB RAM.
The Mi Note is priced at ¥2,299 (16GB) and ¥2,799 (64GB), which converts to $371 and $452, respectively.
The rest of the specs for these phones are as follows:
- 3D curved Gorilla Glass 3 with metal frame
- Dual 4G SIM (micro/nano), Dual Standby
- Sony 13MP camera f/2.0, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
- 4MP front camera with large 2-micron pixels
- Hi-Fi audio system, 24-bit/192KHz lossless playback support
- 3000mAh 4.4V lithium-ion battery, Quick Charge 2.0
Mi Box Mini
The Mi Box Mini is an “impossibly small” set-top box that is 1/4 of the size of Xiaomi’s Mi Box. It’s basically the size of the wall adapter you use to charge your phone with. The device sports a quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, and outputs at 1080p.
It runs just ¥199, or about $32.
Finally, they announced high-end headphones that Hugo Barra described as:
Semi-open design with 50mm large beryllium diaphragm speakers and interchangeable over-ear and on-ear covers. With its super low 32-ohm impedance, Mi Headphones are the perfect complement to Mi Note and Mi Note Pro — try listening to FLAC and APE tracks with these guys and you will scream smile emoticon
The Mi Headephones are priced at ¥499, or about $80.