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Xiaomi Mi Note Now Available Worldwide For $659

May 21, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi has been announcing devices left and right ever since the year started. The company has released a number of smartphones, accompanied by all sorts of smart gadgets. The Mi Note and Mi Note Pro flagships were amongst the phones which were announced this year, both of these devices were unveiled back in January. The Mi Note went on sale soon after the announcement, and the higher-end Mi Note Pro became available just recently. The Mi Note Pro offers premium build and specs, including the infamous Snapdragon 810.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor is regarded as one of the best mobile processors in the world at the moment, but its success has been somewhat clouded by a number of overheating reports. Qualcomm has already said a couple of times that the chip does not overheat, but that it runs somewhat hotter than expected. The company has already compared the Snapdragon 810 with the yet-unreleased Snapdragon 815 SoC, which won’t heat up as much according to Qualcomm.

That being said, Snapdragon 810 is one of the most powerful chips in the market, no doubt about that. A ton of flagship handsets are powered by the Snapdragon 810 (Nubia Z9 Max, HTC One M9…), and it seems like Xiaomi’s Mi Note Pro is the fastest out of the bunch. According to Geekbench, the Mi Note Pro is the fastest Snapdragon 810-powered handset in the market. The only device which had a better score than the Mi Note Pro in Geekbench’s test, is the Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 flagship which is powered by the company’s 14nm Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor. There are a couple of benchmark images in the gallery down below, check those out if you want.

The Mi Note Pro sports a 5.7-inch QuadHD (2560 x 1440) display along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable internal storage. As mentioned before, this handset is powered by the Snapdragon 810 SoC which ships with an Adreno 430 GPU. The 13-megapixel OIS camera is located on the back of the Mi Note Pro, and a 4-megapixel (2µm pixel size) camera is available up front. The handset comes with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop pre-installed with Xiaomi’s MIUI OS on top of it. This is a dual-SIM handset which offers 4G LTE connectivity, and it’s available only in China at the moment, at least officially. You can purchase this device from HonorBuy for $659 if you’d like though, this reseller will ship it pretty much anywhere. Keep in mind that this price is significantly higher than the device’s price in China though.