The former model will go on sale first, and sources say Xiaomi Mi Note pre-orders are through the proverbial roof.
Android Headlines cites an unspecified “report from China” when it says the Xiaomi Mi Note has been “pre-ordered like crazy”.
We’re not talking exact figures just yet, but it’s suspected that we might see Apple-style shortages as demand outweighs supply. Ironically, Xiaomi is often referred to as “the Chinese Apple”, partly on account of its design quality.
This is undeniably great news for Xiaomi, as the Mi Note is one of its most expensive handsets to date, second only to the Mi Note Pro, coming in at 2,299 Chinese Yuan for the 16GB (£244) or 2,799 Chinese Yuan for the 64GB (£297).
Xiaomi Mi Note specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera from Sony with Philips 2-tone flash, 4MP front camera, “Hi-Fi audio system” with 24-bit/192kHz lossless playback support, dual 4G SIM compatibility, and a 3,000mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0.
The Xiaomi Mi Note release date is set for January 27 in China (one week today), while the Mi Note Pro will follow in March.