With the launch of the Mi Note 2 expected in a few months’ time, Xiaomi has decided to give its predecessor a price cut in China. Now, the last year’s flagship device from Xiaomi sells for a price which is similar to that of its budget phablet offering Redmi Note 3.
As per a listing by Chinese JD.com, the Xiaomi Mi Note is retailing in China for a price of 1199 Yuan (Rs 11,999 approx.) This apparently appears to be move clear the existing stocks of the flagship smartphone which apparently did wonders for the company in China. In fact, it’s worth noting that the design language of the Xiaomi Mi5 has been taken directly from the Mi Note. Xiaomi, however, hasn’t announced any price cuts for the top of the line Mi Note Pro.
Just to recall the Xiaomi Mi Note sports a 5.7-inch FHD display upfront and is powered by a Snapdragon 801 chip under the hood. This apparently the same chip found in the Lenovo ZUK Z1, Xiaomi Mi5, and others. While Snapdragon 801 is no longer a class leading chip, but it still has a better GPU than the one on the Snapdragon 650. That aside the Mi Note comes with a 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 4MP UltraPixel selfie snapper and a 3000mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Chinese internet company is prepping to launch their Mi Note 2 in China. Apart from that, it is expected Xiaomi will introduce their flagship phablet in international markets too this time round. Initial rumours reveal that the Mi Note 2 will come with a 5.5-inch FHD OLED display, Snapdragon 821 internals, and a whopping 6GB RAM. It is also reported to come with the same 12MP rear camera found in the Samsung Galaxy S7.