Besides the Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi also announced the new Mi Note 3. The follow-up to the Mi Note 2, and the bigger brother of the Mi 6.
The new Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has an aluminum alloy build with a metal frame that puts everything together. It looks very identical with the Mi 6, only a bit bigger. The Mi Note 3 brags a 5.5-inch Full HD display while the latter has a 5.15-inch screen.
Despite being the enormous one, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has a more subtle processor inside. What we have here is a Snapdragon 660 chipset, while the Mi 6 enjoys the Snapdragon 835. But in spite of the slightly underpowered chipset, it comes with a hefty 6GB of RAM and generous 64GB/128GB storage configurations.
At the back, we have the dual-camera setup. There are two 12-megapixel sensors with a wide-angle and telephoto lens, respectively. The telephoto one provides 2x optical zoom and is also equipped with a 4-axis optical image stabilization.
The freshly-baked MIUI 9 come right with it — partnered with Android 7.1 Nougat. And lastly, there’s a 3500mAh battery inside to power things up.
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Specs
- Android 7.1 Nougat, MIUI 9
- Dual SIM, nano
- 5.5-inch FHD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, ~401ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor
- 6GB RAM
- Adreno 512 GPU
- 64GB/128GB internal storage, non-expandable
- 16MP front camera
- 12MP wide-angle (27mm, 4-axis OIS, f/1.8) + 12MP telephoto (52mm, 2x zoom, f/1.6) dual rear cameras, PDAF, dual-LED flash
- Fingerprint scanner, Facial recognition
- IR Blaster
- GSM, HSPA, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 152.6 x 74 x 7.6 mm
- Weight: 163g
- 3500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 is available in China starting today, September 12. Availability for the rest of the world is yet to be announced.
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 price
- 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM (Black): CNY2,499 (around Php19,500)
- 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM (Black): CNY2,899 (around Php22,600)
- 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM (Blue): CNY2,999 (around Php23,400)