Xiaomi, today held a launch event in China where it not only unveiled the Mi Mix 2 but also an upgrade to last years Mi Note 2. Mi Note 3 is similar to the company’s flagship phone, the Mi6 in most of the way. It is a bigger version of the Mi6 with a display size of 5.5″. The display on the front is the IPS LCD Full HD with a 401 ppi pixel density.
Another similarity to the Mi6 is the dual camera at the back. The Mi Note 3 comes with a dual 12MP camera of which one is the wide angle lens and second is the 2x telephoto lens. The back camera comes with a 4-axis OIS and 2x optical zoom which is capable of capturing portrait mode similar to iPhone. The front snapper 16MP which comes with an Adaptable AI Beautify to make your selfies look good. The front snapper is also capable of facial recognition unlocking.
The processor housing the Mi Note 3 is the new Snapdragon 660 instead of the expected Snapdragon 835. The processor is a little downgrade in comparison to the last years Mi Note 2. Xiaomi could have gone with the Snapdragon 835 and used Snapdragon 660 for its Redmi Note series. Adreno 512 handles the GPU part.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 packs a 3500 mAh non-removable battery which is also a downgrade in comparison to the last years 4070 mAh battery. The phone supports Quick Charge 3.0.
The Mi Note 3 runs on MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat and we can expect an upgrade to Oreo by the end of the year.
The phone also comes with a support of dual sim (nano sim) and no SD card slot. The Mi Note 3 is available in 3 configuration – 6GB + 64GB in Black costs RMB 2,499 ($383), 6GB + 128GB in Black is RMB 2,899 ($444) and for RMB 2,999 ($459) you get the Blue 6GB + 128GB Mi Note 3.
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