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As announced,Xiaomi on Tuesday unveiled a special edition of the Mi Note with a bamboo material back panel, dubbed theXiaomi Mi Note Natural Bamboo Edition.Priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000), the Xiaomi Mi Note Natural Bamboo Editionwill be available in China from March 24. The registrations have begun from Tuesday.

The highlight of the special edition Mi Note is its bamboo back cover, which increases the handset thickness by 0.9mm, but still weighs 5 grams less than the originalXiaomi Mi Note. The back panel is claimed to have passed through 19 different processes to make sure it is smooth.

Apart from that, the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Note Natural Bamboo Edition are the same as Mi Note. Initially launched in January, the Xiaomi Mi Note flagship smartphone was priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000) for the 16GB model, while the 64GB model was priced at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 27,900).

xiaomi_mi_note_natural_bamboo_edition.jpgIn January, Xiaomi’s Mi Note phablet went up for sale in China for the first time and the handset within three minutes of the sale going live was said to be out of stock.

For specifications, the dual-SIM and dual-standby Xiaomi Mi Note with Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM card support features a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Sharp JDI display offering a pixel density of 386ppi. It also packs Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The handset sports a metal frame.

The Mi Note bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with a six-element lens, OIS, a Sony CMOS sensor, and two-tone flash from Philips. There is a 4-megapixel front-camera also onboard with large 2-micron pixels. The phablet is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz alongside 3GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi Note also supports 4G LTE connectivity and is backed by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology.