Those of you frustrated by the lack of a dual camera on the just launched Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 may find some consolation in the freshly unveiled Xiaomi Mi Note 3. This phablet has some pretty solid upper midrange specs and it’s also quite the looker.
Interestingly, the hardware is basically the same as the one of the Mi 6 flagship, so this may be seen as a sort of Mi 6 Plus. The device’s body is still a premium one, with a metal frame and a curved glass panel at the back, plus a curved glass panel upfront. Specs include a 5.5 inch Full HD screen, an octa core Snapdragon 660 processor and 6 GB of RAM.
There’s also 64 or 128 GB of storage here, plus a 3500 mAh battery, with Quick Charge 3.0 support. At the back we find a dual camera taken from the Mi 6, meaning it features two 12 megapixel sensors and Bokeh capabilities. There’s also 2x optical zoom and selfies are being taken with a 16 megapixel camera, in case you’re wondering. Stereo speakers are also available here and we get a body that’s water resilient.
This is a dual SIM machine, with an USB Type-C port at the bottom and a fingerprint scanner embedded into the Home button. The handset will be available in black or blue for starters and it gets priced at $382 in the 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage version. The price goes to $443 in the 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage black version and $458 in the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB blue version.