Dual cameras plus Snapdragon 660 on board
Along with their new bezel-less Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi has also announced another phone at their Sept 11 event today. As Xiaomi tells it, the Mi Note 3 is a 5.5-inch alternative to their previously announced Mi 6, and as such has the same aesthetic and dual cameras on the rear.
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Specifications
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
- 6GB of RAM
- Adreno 540 GPU
- 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display; 1920×1080 resolution
- 64GB/128GB of storage
- Dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, 2x Optical Lossless Zoom, 4-axis OIS
- 8-megapixel front camera
- Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Fingerprint scanner
- USB Type-C
- Splash Resistant
- 3500mAh battery
The new phone has the same look and dual rear cameras of the Xiaomi Mi 6, though the hardware has been tweaked a bit. The flagship Snapdragon 835 processor has been swapped out for a Snapdragon 660 processor, though what’s nice this time around is that the phone comes with 6GB of RAM as standard when you buy it.
Xiaomi is also boasting that the Mi Note 3 has facial recognition tech built in, which is fast becoming a standard feature in mid-range phones like the LG Q6. Xiaomi promises unlocking speeds similar to when you’re using a fingerprint scanner, though it’s important to remember that facial unlocks are prone to spoofing, unlike fingerprint tech.
Xiaomi has worked on the front-facing camera of the Mi Note 3, giving it AI chops that automatically detect your face’s edges which it then uses to apply the most realistic beauty effect without looking like a badly-drawn anime character.
Xiaomi is selling the Mi Note 3 at RMB 2499 (Php 19.5K) for the 6GB/64GB variant and RMB 2899 (Php 22.6K) for the 6GB/128GB variant.