Xiaomi has surprised the lot, with not one but two devices announced and although the leaks pointed out at something in the Redmi Note series, this new Mi Note series has two devices already. While the Xiaomi Mi Note is the first in the series, having some cool specs, the Xiaomi Note Pro takes it to the other level altogether, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB RAM.
Update: The Mi Note Pro is launched in China, and it is going for sale on May 12th, for a price of RMB 2999 (which equals to about Rs. 32000 in India).
With the display, Xiaomi limited the screen size to the same, i.e. 5.7-inch screen size, while the display is bumped to a 2K one (2560×1440 pixels). It also has 64GB eMMC 5.0 Flash and LTE-CAT 9 (up to 450Mbps download speeds).
The LG G Flex 2, announced at the CES 2015, had the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 which is the same Xiaomi is bringing into the Mi Note Pro, along with Adreno 430 GPU, while there is a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro comes with a 3090 mAh battery, a little higher in capacity when compared to the Mi Note. Other than that there is not much of a difference in features like the same 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, OIS, Sony BSI sensor and the 4K video recording support. As well as at the front the device packs the same 4MP camera. It will be running on Android 4.4 Kitkat based MIUI. And reportedly, it has the same 161 gram weight and 6.95mm thickness as well.
With the bumped up connectivity support of LTE-Cat 9, the other connectivity features are similar to the Mi Note. That includes WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS.
The pricing set for Mi Note Pro, is ¥3299, which is about $533 (though we don’t have the information about availability and price outside the Chinese market).