Late in 2014, Apple launched its new generation of iPhones and though there was a snag or two after the launch, the latest smartphone from the tech giant was a huge success.
Apple has done well financially always, so it was not a big surprise when the company revealed its 2014 year had been successful.
That success translates to other tech companies wanting to copy their technology, design or features of their different handsets, tablets or computers.
Xiaomi, based in China, seems to have done exactly that, with the new release of its high-end oversized smartphone that is being placed in the phablet category and shaped very similar an iPhone.
The smartphone maker from China wants to be a competitor of Apple and have a huge market of their own in China that could help them in terms of their sales.
Xiaomi’s new smartphone is called the Mi Note and has a screen that is 5.7 inches making it a hybrid smartphone-tablet that Lei Jun the CEO called the lighter, slimmer version of an iPhone 6 Plus from Apple.
Jun quickly mentioned that the Mi Note has a larger screen than the iPhone.
Jun said the Mi Note has a camera with 13-megapixels that does not protrude off the back of its smarpthone like many recent handset devices of today have.
Apple users of the iPhone 6 Plus have complained that the camera lens protrudes out the back of their device.
Because of that, Xiaomi capitalized on that through listening to user complaints.
The Mi Note contains impressive specs, including a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 chip, an Adrena 330 processor for graphics, RAM of 3GB, internal storage of 16GB or 64GB, and a battery that is 3,000 mAh.
This mobile handset comes in white or black.
The Mi Note Pro can also be purchased, boasting a HD Quad screen, an octa-core 2GHz Snapdragon 801, an Adrena 430 graphic processor, RAM of 4GB, internal storage of 64GB, a Cat 9 LTE radio and a battery just a bit larger.
Prices range from $399 to $650 depending upon the model.
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