QHD, 4GB RAM Xiaomi Mi Note Pro released for 2999 Yuan in China


xiaomi mi note pro

Xiaomi’s most expensive smartphone to date goes on sale today. The Mi Note Pro “redefines the high-end flagship market” with 2K display and 4GB RAM.

Xiaomi today have finally released the Pro version of the 5.7-inch Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. Originally seen during the launch of the Mi Note range a few months back, the Pro version of the phone has some major hardware updates over the standard version.

xiaomi mi note pro

Externally Xiaomi have given the Mi Note Pro a gold chassis to distinguish it from the standard version. The screen has been upgraded on the Pro to a 2560 x 1440 panel from JDI with a pixel density of 515ppi, there is 4GB RAM, and a Snapdragon 810 processor.

In addition to a higher resolution panel, the Mi Note Pro also receives the same Sunlight Display technology as the recently released Xiaomi Mi4i which allows for better outdoor viewing.

xiaomi mi note pro

Another major update is the amount of storage which is 64GB. This is easily the best update on the phone as the standard model has just 16GB and no option for an SD card.

The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro will be available to buy in China through Mi.com for 2999 Yuan on 12th May.

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43 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    May 6, 2015

    I’m interested to see how the Snapdragon 810 performs in this. At around $480 US it’s actually cheaper than Oppo Find 7 was when it released.

  2. Angry Mobile Nerd
    May 6, 2015

    Guessing they dropped the price (from 3299) to undercut the competition since the announcement in January. HTC’s E9+ just went on sale here @ 3299 RMB or 3000 in HK.

  3. Christopher von Würden
    May 6, 2015

    Will it be available in other color options than white/gold from May 12th?

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      May 6, 2015

      Only white/gold so you know it’s the Note Pro where as the standard Note comes in white/silver and black (yet to be seen in quantity).

      • Christopher von Würden
        May 6, 2015

        Oh that sucks, I was really looking forward to get the Pro version in black 🙁
        Hope they’ll release more color options later.

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      Knowing Xioami there will eventually be a black edition but it won’t be available for months. Also there was something about a bamboo edition a while back.

      • Christopher von Würden
        May 6, 2015

        Both the black and the bamboo edition of the Note is available now. at honorbuy.com for instance. I hope it’s just a matter of time for the Note Pro to be available in Black .. but if it takes several months I might just go with the Note sans-Pro.

        • balcobomber25
          May 6, 2015

          You never know with Xiaomi when it comes to alternate colors. That is one thing I don’t agree with them about.

  4. Guaire
    May 6, 2015

    LOL when I said that it’s overpriced certain fanboys argued with me. Seems like Xiaomi decided it’s overpriced too.

    • bojan radovanovic
      May 6, 2015

      after reseller take his part (let say 50$) and we pay tax, in europe, price will still be as price of Note4, LG G4….and with problematic warenty, so it’s still overprised

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      What fanboys pointed out to you was that compared to similar speced phones it wasn’t overpriced. Seems like Xiaomi decided to give its loyal fans a great deal. It could have easily sold this for 3299 yuan and sold out.

      • Guaire
        May 6, 2015

        It was overpriced and it still is.

        Certain fanboys thought it was expensive because of cost LOL.

        • balcobomber25
          May 6, 2015

          Everything Xiaomi does is overpriced to you.

          Certain fanboys pointed out that similar 2k phones were selling for more than this was going to be and that there was a cost difference between this and the Mi4, which is true. Those same certain fanboys never thought it was expensive.

          • Guaire
            May 6, 2015

            Once certain fanboys said Xiaomi doesn’t charity. Now they are saying it’s reduced price for charity’s sake.

            • balcobomber25
              May 6, 2015

              No one said “they don’t charity” look at all the price drops they have for their phones that’s something not a lot of companies as big as them do. What we did say was they are a business who’s main goal is to make a profit, something you failed to understand.

            • Guaire
              May 6, 2015

              Certain fanboys can’t explain why they give up 300 yuan worth of profit per phone. According to certain fanboys it’s given to fans for no other reason than charity. Certain fanboys says they are making business, not charity, but they can’t explain that discount with a business decision.

            • balcobomber25
              May 6, 2015

              Certain fanboys honestly don’t care, they know they are getting a quality product everytime from a great company.

              Certain fanboys can also tell you have zero experience in running a business and don’t realize this will only help their bottom line. But that’s another topic for another day.

            • Guaire
              May 6, 2015

              Certain fanboys you know… they are just fanboys.

            • balcobomber25
              May 6, 2015

              Certain trolls you know…they are just trolls.

            • Guaire
              May 6, 2015

              Certain fanboys who consider themselves business gurus still can’t offer any explanation for reduced price other than charity.

              Certain trolls said Mi Note overpriced and it’s admitted by certain company by reducing prices.

            • balcobomber25
              May 6, 2015

              Do you know what supply and demand is? The very first rule of demand is that a decrease of price will lead to an increase of demand. There are thousands of studies on consumer behavior as a result of supply and demand that show even the slightest decrease in price will lead to an increase in demand. For the Mi Note Pro the demand wasn’t there, 2K phones are still a niche market, so they needed to create demand. They could have lowered the price just 10 yuan and it would have a positive effect.

              The other side is how Xioami normally operates: when demand is high, offer less supply. That is why there flash sales often only have tens of thousands of units which is small in the grand scale of things. Companies due this for a number of reasons, One Plus did it to wait for it’s costs to decrease because the profit margin was very small.

              As for your overpriced claim. By what measurement are using? The most useful tool to evaluate prices is to judge competition and not a users opinion. Let’s look at competing 2k devices and see what they launched at to see if it is overpriced:

              Oppo Find 7 – 3,498
              Vivo Xplay 3S – 3,498
              MX4 Pro – 2499
              Nubia z9 – 4323
              LG G4 – 3749

              Given this sample set we can conclude it was only overpriced in your opinion, in the real world it was actually underpriced even with the initial pricing.

            • Guaire
              May 7, 2015

              LOL again. You are saying demand wasn’t there. Demand wasn’t there because it was overpriced.

            • balcobomber25
              May 7, 2015

              Yet again I displayed four competitors, 3 were priced higher, one was priced lower. Using real world facts it wasn’t overpriced at all. In your mind it was overpriced, that is your opinion nothing else. In real life it was priced right on target.

              Demand wasn’t there for a variety of reasons, we can rule out being overpriced as one of them by the simple fact that all those phones priced more than this have sold in good volume. I don’t expect you to understand this though as no matter what Xiaomi prices phones at they are “overpriced” in your mind. It’s perfectly acceptable their phones aren’t for everyone.

            • Guaire
              May 7, 2015

              If the resolution is discount problem should have the price.

              That’s not just my opinion. Xiaomi shared my opinion and decided price should have lower.

            • balcobomber25
              May 7, 2015

              Xiaomi discounted the price they never shared anything about it being overpriced. What you fail to comprehend is that to justify something as “overpriced” you have to compare it’s price to its competition within the same market segment. I offered a small sample size which shows it is below the market price for the 2K segment. You may personally think it is overpriced for what it offers but that is an opinion and nothing more. I mean no disrespect but do you have any experience in marketing or sales?

            • Guaire
              May 7, 2015

              When I compared it competition I find out it was overpriced. Like Z9 Max and LeTV Pro.

              Xiaomi discounted the price. They admitted their mistake. Period.

            • balcobomber25
              May 7, 2015

              The Z9 Max is a 1080p phone. You find it is overpriced that is your personal opinion based on two other phones (one which isn’t even the same category) you conclude it is overpriced.

              But based on the market as a whole which includes all 2k phones, it is not overpriced. It’s been fun arguing with you about this but it’s just beating a dead horse at this point. I hope you are never in charge of a sales department.

  5. anxious125
    May 6, 2015

    How anyone give me tips how to buy online with thousands of pple trying to make a grab for this? I have somebody in China who can buy and ship for me.

    • Paul Chua
      May 8, 2015

      The golden rules: Have a speedy network, a pair of quick hands, login to the Mi website 1 hour before flash sales, wait in front of pc and start counting down for 15 min in the selling page, click the buy link at 12pm sharp (usually sales on Tue 12pm in China)

  6. anxious125
    May 6, 2015

    i mean can anyone give me tips on how to buy amidst the rush?

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      If you are religious pray to whoever your higher power is. If you believe in luck find a rabbits foot. If you know someone at Xiaomi call in some favors. If you want to pay twice as much buy from a reseller. If none of the above applies, find a good stiff drink.

      • shakes
        May 6, 2015

        damn dis guy is funny. i’ll be on the lookout for your posts. hahaha…damn think i just broke a rib.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          May 7, 2015

          Then follow the “Enthusiast” , as balco is known through out these realms

          • balcobomber25
            May 7, 2015

            Haha I thought I was known as the Prophet?

            I need to start charging Andy for all these fans I am bringing him.

      • May 8, 2015

        Haha, so funny yet true 🙂

  7. Chandra Mohan
    May 6, 2015

    I think 2999 RMB (500USD)for 64GB 4GB RAM 2K Display Phone from XIaomi is not expensive at least in China ,

    Some of the other people say they can get Note 4 for same price, i will also go for Note 4 if i can get 2999 RMB (500 USD) in China, But unfortunately Note 4(N9100) costs 800 USD for china licensed-china licensed only eligible for warranty

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      Here in Thailand Note 4 will cost you between $700 and $900 depending on the promo’s that are going on for that month.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      May 6, 2015

      You can get the N9100(TD/FD) Note 4 in HK for about $600 USD comes with HK/PRC warranty, check the box there is a warranty sticker that the shop will affix to your store receipt it outlines the warranty territory very clearly.

      If you don’t want the warranty you can get the parallel import version for about $70 less.

  8. guerrierodipace
    May 6, 2015

    Miui based on Android 5?

    • Paul Chua
      May 8, 2015

      For this Mi Note pro yes, it’s MIUI v.6 based on Lollipop 5. Previous version of MIUI 6 is based on Kitkat.

  9. antidumb
    May 7, 2015

    since snapdragon 810, why every phone maker act like this chip is expensive?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 7, 2015

      they are acting like their Cu*t-faced capitalist counter-parts present in EU/US

    • balcobomber25
      May 7, 2015

      Qualcomm chips usually are expensive….

      But that’s the only reason these phones cost a lot, they also are using 2K screens which at the moment aren’t exactly cheap.