Although Xiaomi had announced two versions of the Xiaomi Mi Note back in January, the Snapdragon 810 powered variant was still not available to purchase. While the company has been silent about its release so far, the Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun revealed via his official Weibo account that the Xiaomi Mi Note top-end version will be available to pre-order from May 6.
This is good news for fans in China. The top-end version was really the best Xiaomi smartphone in the market at the moment. In fact, the specs are good enough to compete with many high-end offerings like the Huawei P8, which was announced just yesterday. So, the phone will be available to purchase around the same time as the other competitors.
To recap on the specs, the high-end Xiaomi Mi Note version features the eight-core 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. For storage, you have 64GB memory on board. There will be a 5.7-inch display with a massive 2K 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. There will be a 13MP rear camera with OIS and an ultrapixel front facing shooter. The phone features an independent Hi-Fi audio chip, dual SIM dual standby and Cat. 9 4G LTE network support. All these specs are incorporated into a beautiful metal + glass design.
The high-end Xiaomi Mi Note version will be available for sale for a price tag of 3299 Yuan, which although is high according to Xiaomi standards, its still good for a high-end device.
Interestingly, this is the same date the bezelless ZTE Nubia Z9 will be announced. Also, Qihoo 360 along with Coolpad is said to release its smartphone brand on the same day. So, it looks like, May 6 will be a pretty exciting day for tech fans. [source]