Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has been officially announced alongside Mi Mix 2: it is the new phablet by the company, but it is not a flagship like most people expected after seeing the Mi Note 2. This device looks like a bigger version of the previous flagship by the company: Xiaomi Mi6, so it kinda replaces the Mi6 Plus that was expected but never launched. So, the phone has a design made of metal and glass, with a fingerprint reader on the front side.
The company has ditched the curved edge-to-edge screen: on Xiaomi Mi Note 3 we can see a 5.5 inch flat display with a 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and the IPS LCD technology (while its predecessor had an AMOLED display). Inside the phone there is an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. It is not the Snapdragon 835 that most people expected, but it is still the best midrange processor by Qualcomm, so it will deliver pretty nice performances. The RAM and storage configurations are exactly the same as the Xiaomi Mi6: 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal storage, depending on the variant that you will choose to buy.
On the rear side there is a dual camera setup, the same as the Mi6, with a 12 MP resolution. So you will find a Sony IMX386 sensor with a better algorithm that improves the bokeh effect. Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has a battery with a capacity of 3500 mAh inside, a NFC module, an IR sensor and even stereo speakers for a better audio experience. The device will go on sale tomorrow in both the configurations. The 6 + 64 GB version will cost 2499 Yuan (so around 384 dollars), the 6 + 128 GB version in the black color will be sold with a price tag of 2999 Yuan (about 460 dollars) and the 6 + 128 GB version in the blue color will cost around 460 dollars.