Xiaomi Note Launch Begins: Finished

Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has taken to the stage and we are getting the first official details of the new Xiaomi Note. I will continue to update this post.

Xiaomi have started to launch the Xiaomi Note in Beijing, the streaming service which Xiaomi had hoped would allow international fans to view the launch is not working but you can keep up to date with the happenings here.

Xiaomi Note Launch Official Specifications

Launch ended:

Get full details of the Xiaomi Mi Note launch here.


Top of the range Xiaomi Mi Note is the worlds first Snapdragon 810 phone!

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UPDATE: There are 2 versions of the Mi Note a 3GB RAM model with 1080p display for 2299 Yuan and the top of the range version with 4GB RAM, 64GB memory and 2K display for 3299 Yuan.

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More specifications coming in. It seems there will be a top of the range model with 4GB RAM, 64GB memory and Cat 9 LTE!


Xiaomi Mi Note is more expensive than the Mi4, with Chinese retail prices starting from 2299 Yuan.

Breaking: Our source in China has actually got his hands on the Xiaomi Mi Note and informs us that the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 801, with 3GB RAM. Most exciting of all is dual SIM support (micro and nano SIM).


Xiaomi also offering high end headphones for 499 Yuan to meet the audio demands of the phone.


HIFI audio is supported on the Xiaomi Mi Note. ESS ES9018K2M gives DAC support.

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Front camera on the Xiaomi Mi Note is an ultra pixel unit. In fact it is the same 4 mega-pixel sensor as found on the there of the HTC M8.


Sony supply the 13 mega-pixel main camera of the Xiaomi Mi Note. The camera also has OIS and a dual tone, dual LED flash.

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New “Pixel-level dynamic adjustment” is a new feature of the Mi Note display.


Xiaomi are using the same NEGA (negative LCD) technology as Meizu.


1920 x 1080 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.


Xiaomi Note has a 5.7-inch display, weighs 161g and is just 6.95mm thick with a 3000mAh battery.


Lei Jun holds the Xiaomi Note.

More images of the Xiaomi Note.


First photo of the Xiaomi Note. Looks like the Xiaomi Mi4 only larger.


Accidental damage insurance will be availabel for the Xiaomi Note for 199 Yuan in China.


OIS (optical image stabilisation) is confirmed for the Xiaomi Note. The phone retains a flat design to keep it smooth.


Lei Jun has announced the Xiaomi Note has a 2.5D curved display and also Gorilla Glass 3.


Xiaomi Note has a dual LED flash (lots of iPhone 6 comparisons being made)


Xiaomi have given the note a 3000mAh battery with 4.4v fast charging.


The Xiaomi Note measures 6.95mm thick making it the thinnest Xioami phone to date.

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Previous Xiaomi Note launch: Keep updated via GizChina Facebook!
Next Xiaomi launch the Xiaomi Mi Note with up to 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 810


  1. Airyl
    January 15, 2015

    2:37 – Xiaomi is really trying to outdo Apple, huh? Thankfully the Note doesn’t look much like an Apple device. Also, 6.95mm with a 3000mAh battery seems pretty good to me.

    2:40 – 2.5D glass, Gorilla Glass 3 and OIS? Schweet.

    2:42 – Dat bezel. Still nothing on the price though, which is worrysome.

    2:44 – The design is nice. It looks better than the iPhone it’s trying to beat.

    2:46 – Lei Jun doesn’t look like Steve Jobs either.

    3:04 – So farm it’s looking like a thinner IUNI U3.

    3:22 – So, it’s a SNAPDRAGON 810 with 4GB RAM for only $371. Amazing.

    3:32 – NOPE. The high end one is $532 apparently. Damn.

    • Hoàng Vững
      January 15, 2015

      The highest version is 3,299 RMB

      • Airyl
        January 15, 2015

        I know.

      • toro
        January 15, 2015

        first 810 snapdragon : i laughed. announced for march, available like in may so no . there will be a lot of 810 phone before that.

        • Ron
          January 15, 2015

          name it?!

        • Angry Mobile Nerd
          January 15, 2015

          I guess they must be meaning the first Chinese phone with a Snapdragon 810 because everyone knows LG launched it’s Snapdragon 810 G Flex 2 at CES last week.

        • dax
          January 15, 2015

          They meant first xiaomi snapdragon 810 phone you will be able to buy from Christmas 2015 lol

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      January 15, 2015

      uhh more like Snapdragon 810 with 4gb of Ram for $550 (USD). How on earth you got $371 is beyond me. Even when converted to Euro’s that’s still over 450 Euro’s.

      • Ron
        January 15, 2015

        wait a month, and buy Asus Zenfone 2 with Intel inside…almost the same as Snap810

      • Meg
        January 15, 2015

        but much cheaper than the Samsung Note 4 or Note Edge.The Zopo 990 was that time over 449$ and not as good as the new Xiaomi.Hope for possibility and change battery!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Freeje
    January 15, 2015

    Updates on this website (http://static.xiaomi.cn/115).

  3. January 15, 2015

    Just realised I am crap at reading specs in Chinese. LoL

    像素级动态对比度调整 whut?!

  4. Michael De Giovanni
    January 15, 2015

    found a live stream on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmIVknz89Dw

    • Airyl
      January 15, 2015

      You da real MVP.

  5. Nicola
    January 15, 2015

    Good spec,let see when it will be avaible and international price!

  6. joe
    January 15, 2015

    Lol hipster CEO wearing jeans with a business shirt.

    I’m not that excited with the specs coupled with the price. My vivo xplay has the same specs and it’s over 2 years old now.

    • Airyl
      January 15, 2015

      It’s got a Snapdragon 810, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, OIS and is 6.95 mm thin? Where’d you get it? The XPlay I remember has a Snapdragon 600 processor.

      • Faux-News
        January 15, 2015

        Most likely the pro version will release only by June. They use the attention to hype and sell the base version.

      • Fuzz541
        January 15, 2015

        XPlay 3s: snap 801, 3GB, 32GB, hi-fi chips, 2K, amazing speakers, f1.8 camera, no OIS, no dual SIM, huge battery (but 2K hurts it – my friend has one). Price on release in December 2013 was 3499 yuan.

        Mi Note: snap 801, 3GB, 16/64GB, hi-fi chips, 1080, good speaker (?), f2.0/OIS, dual SIM, good battery w/NEGA display. Price on release in January 2015 is 2299/2799 yuan.

        Mi Note Pro: snap 810, 4GB, 64GB, hi-fi, 2k, good speaker (?), f2.0/OIS, dual SIM, good batter w/NEGA display, though 2k might eat into it. Price on release in March 2015 is 3299 yuan.

        • Airyl
          January 15, 2015

          Lol. Guess we’ll have to wait for reviews to find out the full story.

  7. Muhammad Yasir
    January 15, 2015

    yep … gonna be expensive like hell !

  8. Viking of Norway
    January 15, 2015

    Actually it’s a little lame that they call it a note witch for me imply that there should be a “s-pen” but there is not as far as i can see, witch means that all smart phones are “note”, so big whoop Lei Jun, It’s just a bigger mi4.

  9. Freeje
    January 15, 2015

    It’s Snapdragon 810 and not 801. 2299 for the 16GB.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      January 15, 2015

      Wrong. The 2299 (16GB) and 2799 (64GB) models have ye old Snapdragon 801. Only the 3299 model has the Snapdragon 810.

    • Guaire
      January 15, 2015

      Sorry but you will got Snapdragon 801 for 2299 yuan.

      If you wanna Snapdragon 810 you have to spend 3299 yuan… Well if you are living China.

  10. Aquila
    January 15, 2015

    Is not the first snapdragon 810, it’s the second one. The first is LG G Flex 2.

    • Rob
      January 15, 2015

      Its the 3rd actually as Samsung released the note 4 in Korea with the 810 a few weeks ago.

  11. January 15, 2015

    Seems more competition for Samsung..!!
    Apple is Apple, and I believe iPhone is not going to walk along side with Droids.
    Agree or Disagree, its pointless to compare iPhone with any other Non Apple devices.

  12. Fuzz541
    January 15, 2015

    Andi, please do a camera comparison with the X Shot as soon as you can. I am buying one or the other. My local Vivo store has the Ultimate on sale for $400, so I’m really torn.

  13. Rob
    January 15, 2015

    By the time you add reseller mark ups this thing will be twice as expensive as the IUNI U3, is it really twice as good?? I know where my money would go and it ain’t this one…