Xiaomi Mi Note 3 with 5.5-inch display and 12MP dual cameras goes official

October last year, Xiaomi unveiled its first smartphone featuring a dual curved display called the Mi Note 2. It was the brand’s flagship phablet to compete against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Now today, the company has unveiled the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 in its home market of China alongside the futuristic bezel-free Mi Mix 2 flagship. The new Mi Note 3 flaunts a four-sided curved glass back, a dual camera setup at the rear, Qualcomm’s latest mid-range processor and a massive battery. The device also supports face recognition and a new Adaptable AI Beautify feature.

The dual cameras first, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 gets a twin camera setup at the rear, just like the brand’s previous flagship, the Mi 6. The phone gets two 12-megapixel shooters at the rear, one wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens. The wide-angle shooter sports a 27mm lens, 4-axis optical image stabilisation and f/1.8 aperture. The telephoto lens sports 2x optical zoom, and helps to capture photos in ‘Portrait mode’, which keeps the subject in frame and blurs the background. The camera sensor on the front is an 16-megapixel shooter.

As for the pricing and availability, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has been priced at RMB 2,499 (~Rs 24,500) for the 64GB model, while its 128GB variant will set you back by RMB 2,899 (~Rs 28,400), which are available in black. There’s also a special blue colour edition of the device that costs RMB 2,999 (~Rs 29,400). The phone will go on sale in China soon


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