Xiaomi India on Friday announced an event in New Delhi on April 23. The company made the announcement via a tweet, which read “i IS COMING. Register for our global Mi phone premiere in New Delhi on 23 April.” Xiaomi points users to its India site to register for the event.
The Xiaomi India site further reveals that the event will see CEO & Founder Lei Jun, President & Co-Founder Bin Lin, and VP Xiaomi Global Hugo Barra, in attendance. With that many of the top management due at the event, we expect the products being launched will not be minor – hinting the company will launch its newest high-end smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro. The company may also launch the Mi Box Mini, Mi Box, Mi TV, or Mi TV 2.
Launched in China back in January, the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro have since received special edition versions, such as the Mi Note Bamboo Edition, and Mi Note Pink Edition. The Mi Note in China was priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000) for the 16GB model, while the 64GB model comes at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 27,900). The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro has been priced at CNY 3299 (approximately Rs. 32,900) for its 64GB variant.
The dual-SIM and dual-standby Xiaomi Mi Note with Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM card support features a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Sharp JDI display offering a pixel density of 386ppi. It also packs Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The handset sports a metal frame.
The phablet is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz alongside 3GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi Note also supports 4G LTE connectivity and is backed by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
Other specifications include a 13-megapixel rear camera with a six-element lens, OIS, a Sony CMOS sensor, and two-tone flash from Philips. There is a 4-megapixel front-camera also onboard with large 2-micron pixels.
On the other hand, the Mi Note Pro features an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (quad-core ARM Cortex A57 and quad-core Cortex A53) alongside 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and Adreno 430 GPU. Running Android 4.4.4 KitKat-based MIUI 6, the Mi Note Pro supports a single SIM.
Much like the Xiaomi Mi Note, the Mi Note Pro also features a 5.7-inch display; though with a higher QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution offering a pixel density of 515ppi. The smartphone comes in a 64GB built-in storage variant with no word about expandable storage. It supports LTE Cat. 9 networks with download speeds up to 450Mbps.
Other specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro are identical to the Mi Note including a 13-megapixel rear camera with a six-element lens, OIS, a Sony CMOS sensor, and two-tone flash from Philips; a 4-megapixel front-camera with large 2-micron pixels, and a 3090mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology