Tags Note

Xiaomi aims to take on the iPhone 6 Plus with new 5.7″ Note phablet

Image via @DarthMowl

Image via Darth Mowl

After teasing a super-thin new smartphone earlier this week, smartphone maker (or, maybe more accurately, “smartclone maker”) Xiaomi revealed its 2015 flagship model, the Note. Just to be clear, this is an entirely new device, and doesn’t seem to be related to the company’s existing “Redmi Note” smartphone.

It’s also not related to Samsung’s similarly named devices, though it hardly seems unreasonable to think that Samsung’s execs aren’t exactly pleased with the name. iPhone users may detect quite a bit of irony (karma, perhaps?) watching the Korean company squirm as it gets ripped off by a competitor, though.

The 5.7-inch phone is positioned as an iPhone 6 Plus competitor. It features a 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization—a far cry from Apple’s 8 MP shooter—and a 4 MP front-facing camera.

There is one thing the iPhone 6 Plus has that the Note doesn’t, however: a “camera bump.” According to the International Business Times, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun was “almost mocking the protruding camera lens” found on Apple’s iPhone.

Aside from the larger screen and improved camera, the executive also noted also that Note is only 6.95mm thick. The iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1mm. There’s also a weight difference, with the Note weighing in at 11 grams lighter.

The Note runs MIUI 6 (based on Android) on a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and contains a hefty 3 GB of RAM. Software tweaks make the phone easier to use with one hand by bringing the interface closer to the bottom of the screen, just like the Reachability feature found on Apple’s latest devices.

A “pro” version of the Note is said to run on a more powerful octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. It will also gain an extra gigabyte of RAM. The display resolution on the pro model has also been increased to 2048×1536.

The regular model is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, but whether the pro version will get a bump in that department is yet to be revealed.

The Note will be available in 16 GB and 64 GB (yes, the same sizes as the two smallest iPhone 6 Plus models), and will retail atRMB 2,299 andRMB 2,799, respectively. The pro model will reportedly cost RMB 3,299.


Filed under: Tech Industry Tagged: Android, iphone 6 plus, miui 6, note, Xiaomi

For more news on Tech Industry, Android, and iphone 6 plus continue reading at 9to5Mac.

What do you think? Discuss "Xiaomi aims to take on the iPhone 6 Plus with new 5.7″ Note phablet" with our community.

Comments Off on Xiaomi aims to take on the iPhone 6 Plus with new 5.7″ Note phablet

Photo

Mike Beasley

January 15th

Apple

Mac

Xiaomi aims to take on the iPhone 6 Plus with new 5.7″ Note phablet

Image via @DarthMowl

Image via Darth Mowl

After teasing a super-thin new smartphone earlier this week, smartphone maker (or, maybe more accurately, “smartclone maker”) Xiaomi revealed its 2015 flagship model, the Note. Just to be clear, this is an entirely new device, and doesn’t seem to be related to the company’s existing “Redmi Note” smartphone.

It’s also not related to Samsung’s similarly named devices, though it hardly seems unreasonable to think that Samsung’s execs aren’t exactly pleased with the name. iPhone users may detect quite a bit of irony (karma, perhaps?) watching the Korean company squirm as it gets ripped off by a competitor, though.

The 5.7-inch phone is positioned as an iPhone 6 Plus competitor. It features a 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization—a far cry from Apple’s 8 MP shooter—and a 4 MP front-facing camera.

There is one thing the iPhone 6 Plus has that the Note doesn’t, however: a “camera bump.” According to the International Business Times, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun was “almost mocking the protruding camera lens” found on Apple’s iPhone.

Aside from the larger screen and improved camera, the executive also noted also that Note is only 6.95mm thick. The iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1mm. There’s also a weight difference, with the Note weighing in at 11 grams lighter.

The Note runs MIUI 6 (based on Android) on a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and contains a hefty 3 GB of RAM. Software tweaks make the phone easier to use with one hand by bringing the interface closer to the bottom of the screen, just like the Reachability feature found on Apple’s latest devices.

A “pro” version of the Note is said to run on a more powerful octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. It will also gain an extra gigabyte of RAM. The display resolution on the pro model has also been increased to 2048×1536.

The regular model is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, but whether the pro version will get a bump in that department is yet to be revealed.

The Note will be available in 16 GB and 64 GB (yes, the same sizes as the two smallest iPhone 6 Plus models), and will retail atRMB 2,299 andRMB 2,799, respectively. The pro model will reportedly cost RMB 3,299.


Filed under: Tech Industry Tagged: Android, iphone 6 plus, miui 6, note, Xiaomi

For more news on Tech Industry, Android, and iphone 6 plus continue reading at 9to5Mac.

What do you think? Discuss "Xiaomi aims to take on the iPhone 6 Plus with new 5.7″ Note phablet" with our community.

Comments Off on Xiaomi aims to take on the iPhone 6 Plus with new 5.7″ Note phablet

Photo

Mike Beasley

January 15th

Apple

Mac

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: The Best at Being Big

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: The Best at Being Big

While Apple has only just released its first huge phone , Samsung's gargantuan Note is already on its fourth iteration. In a lot of ways, it's the big phone that started this runaway screen-size race. But even though it's facing an ever-growing army of up-sized competitors , the Note 4 is the only giant phone that gets it right.

Read more...








Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: The Best at Being Big

Photo

Eric Limer

October 15th

Uncategorized

Samsung: Galaxy Note 4 won’t bend in your back pocket like iPhone 6

You might have thought the whole iPhone 6 Bendgate controversy had been put to bed following extensive testing and responses from Apple, but Samsung wants you to know that, unlike the new iPhones, its new Galaxy Note 4 won’t bend in your back pocket:

And apparently, our hips are strong – stronger than we give it credit for. Leaving things in your back pocket can lead to, well, bent things. Hence the question: what about my phone? Namely, the Galaxy Note 4…

Samsung didn’t mention the iPhone by name, but it’s a clear jab at Apple after the company has come under heat in recent weeks over the fact that its new iPhones may be less durable than previous generations. Samsung posted the video above and images below showing off its durability testing procedures “to give you, and your back pocket, peace of mind.” In addition to the usual stress tests, Samsung also points out that it performs human weight tests to simulate users sitting on the device with it in their back pocket (pictured below). For what it’s worth, Apple gave its own look into durability testing procedures for the iPhone 6 following media attention over the bending controversy.

You know what this means. We’re about to see a ton of YouTubers sitting on their new Galaxy Note 4 when the device launches stateside this month. The device officially went on sale in Korea on September 26th and is rolling out to additional countries in the coming weeks. While sitting on Note 4 might not be an issue, you will have to deal with a large, unsightly gap around the display that Samsung said is a necessary manufacturing feature.

Galaxy-Note-4-Bend-Test_12 Galaxy-Note-4-Bend-Test_11 Galaxy-Note-4-Bend-Test_10 Galaxy-Note-4-Bend-Test_14 Galaxy-Note-4-Bend-Test_16 Galaxy-Note-4-Bend-Test_15
Filed under: iOS Tagged: Apple, bendgate, Galaxy, Galaxy Note 4, iPhone, iPhone 6, note, Samsung

For more information about Apple, iPhone, and iOS continue reading at 9to5Mac.

What do you think? Discuss "Samsung: Galaxy Note 4 won’t bend in your back pocket like iPhone 6" with our community.

Comments Off on Samsung: Galaxy Note 4 won’t bend in your back pocket like iPhone 6

Photo

Jordan Kahn

October 2nd

Apple

Mac

iCracked Mobile Screen Repair Will Now Fix Your Shattered Samsung

iCracked Mobile Screen Repair Will Now Fix Your Shattered Samsung

iCracked is a mobile service that fixes your shattered, waterlogged, or otherwise busted up smartphone wherever you are. Back when they were iPhone exclusive, we tested them and loved their work . Now they're working on Samsung phones. Smashing your screen still isn't a good idea, but now Sammy users have a backup.

Read more...








Comments Off on iCracked Mobile Screen Repair Will Now Fix Your Shattered Samsung

Photo

Robert Sorokanich

July 9th

Uncategorized

iCracked Mobile Screen Repair Will Now Fix Your Shattered Samsung

iCracked Mobile Screen Repair Will Now Fix Your Shattered Samsung

iCracked is a mobile service that fixes your shattered, waterlogged, or otherwise busted up smartphone wherever you are. Back when they were iPhone exclusive, we tested them and loved their work . Now they're working on Samsung phones. Smashing your screen still isn't a good idea, but now Sammy users have a backup.

Read more...








Comments Off on iCracked Mobile Screen Repair Will Now Fix Your Shattered Samsung

Photo

Robert Sorokanich

July 9th

Uncategorized

A Samsung official has officially confirmed that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is indeed arriving on Se

Comments Off on A Samsung official has officially confirmed that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is indeed arriving on Se

Photo

Robert Sorokanich

August 27th

Uncategorized

One Swedish Made Light Enlarging Lamp

Simple is an understatement when it comes to the Vinge, a fine piece of lamp from Swedish design firm Note Design Studio. Stripped down to its essentials, the fixture puts out a beautifully soft light as a result of its massive white dome. And if the quality of light weren't enough for you, the wing around the base spins 180 degrees letting you fine tune the light output to the exact mood you prefer for the moment. More »


Comments Off on One Swedish Made Light Enlarging Lamp

Photo

Nick Stango

February 19th

Uncategorized

Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands On: Bigger Got Better [Android]

The original Galaxy Note was very not good, but seven months and 10 millions sales later, it's hard to deny that it's found a niche. But will its even beefier successor live up to the hype? We just spent the morning fondling the upcoming Galaxy Note II, and you know what? We're pleasantly surprised. More »


Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands On: Bigger Got Better [Android]

Photo

brent rose

September 21st

Uncategorized

An Enormous Galaxy Note For Stylus-Wielding Arty Types [Samsung]

If you were a fan of the original stylus-packing Galaxy Note, but always thought that 5.3-inches was just too small: good news. Samsung's finally released the long-awaited quad-core 10.1-inch version of the Note, and you should be able to get your hands on it by the end of this month. More »


Comments Off on An Enormous Galaxy Note For Stylus-Wielding Arty Types [Samsung]

Photo

Sam Gibbs - gizmodo uk

August 6th

Uncategorized
line
July 2016
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031