If you’re a Malaysian customer who’s been patiently awaiting a phablet from your favorite manufacturer, your wait is over.
Xiaomi is bringing its Mi Note to Malaysia. The Mi Note features a 5.7-inch, Full HD display (1920 x 1080p screen resolution; 386ppi), 2.5Ghz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (non-expandable), dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Qualcomm’s Quick 2.0 charging support, 4MP front camera, 13MP back camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), Hi-Fi audio (24-bit/192Khz), and a 3,000mAh battery.
The Mi Note has a processor that’s somewhat outdated at this point (the Snapdragon 801 is found in early 2014 devices and was upended by the Snapdragon 805 that arrived at the end of last year), and the 5.7-inch display is on par with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and 4. The device’s OIS tech, however, is on par with the newest photography and videography standard in the current high-end tech market, alongside of the 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The 3,000mAh battery should be standard for devices of this behemoth size (we’re glad to see it here), and the Hi-Fi audio should provide a stellar listening experience for those who are discontented with most audio experiences on the market at the moment.
This device, of course, doesn’t pack the same punch as Xiaomi’s Mi Note Pro, which features a Quad HD screen and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, among other top features, but Mi Note customers can look on the bright side: whatever it does or doesn’t have, it won’t overheat like the Snapdragon 810 that’s present inside the Note Pro.
The Mi Note will be available for sale in Malaysia on July 28, 2015 for RM 1,549 (or $409 USD).