Xiaomi conference finally ends, the three flagships which were the highlights of the conference were: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, Xiaomi Mi Note 3, and Xiaomi Notebook Pro.
Xiaomi Notebook Pro was a surprise release, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 seem to be in the spotlight. But Xiaomi Note 3 wasn’t overshadowed by the flagship. The audience was attracted by Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 Full screen 2.0. However, feature-wise Xiaomi Mi Note 3 led the way and managed to focus the attention of millions of Xiaomi fans around the world. What’s so special about the flagship, let’s find out:
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 – A Big Brother of Mi 6
The poster suggested that Mi Note 3 will be a bigger version of Xiaomi Mi 6 and those posters didn’t lie at all. Xiaomi Mi Note 3 is a ditto copy of Xiaomi Mi 6 with the four-sided curved glass body (2.5D + curved 3D rear). It’s a hybrid of double glass (front and rear) and metal alloy (side frame). The metal frame this time is 7-series aluminum alloy.
Sadly, unlike its ancestor, Xiaomi Mi Note 2, the phone do not inherit the dual curved display. Maybe, Xiaomi considered the flat screen for a mid-end flagship. Plus, it also saves the production cost as well.
In short, it’s much larger than Mi 6 but surprisingly weighs 6 grams lower than it.
As far as the configuration is concerned, Xiaomi Mi Note 3 integrates a 5.5-inch Full-HD screen. The heart of the flagship is the new Snapdragon 660. We can say that:
It’s one of the first flagships to feature Snapdragon 660
The SoC is coupled with 6GB RAM and 3500mAh capacity battery (support fast charge).
Apart from the SoC, the front camera is the selling point of the smartphone. It has a 16MP resolution with Adaptable AI Beautify. Meanwhile, the rear one is the same dual 12 MP (wide angle + telephoto) camera with the 2x optical zoom like in Xiaomi Mi 6. But, the algorithms have been improved for a much natural background blur, edges sharpening, and more beautify images.
The phone runs on pre-installed MIUI 9, uses the ultrasonic fingerprint reader, support NFC, glove modes, and features Artificial Intelligent Face Recognization.
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 – Price & Availability
The flagship will be available in three different versions and will start selling tomorrow at 8:00 am (Beijing Time).
Standard Version (6GB+64GB+Black) for 2499 yuan ($383)
Higher Version (6GB+128GB+Black) for 2899 yuan ($444)
Exclusive Version (6GB+128GB+Blue Color) for 2999 yuan ($460)