Focus Taiwan in a report cites a KGI Investment Advisory that was issued on Sunday, primarily focusing on what impact the large shipping units of the Mi Note will put on several Taiwanese technology companies.
KGI expects that Xiaomi will ship around 13 to 15 million Mi Note units in 2015, where March and May months will see the flagship phablet sales topping. The report adds that Xiaomi will face production hurdles in the first couple of months, before the "output normalises at between 1 million to 2 million units per month".
Further, KGI pointed to a number of manufacturers based in Taiwan, which will benefit from Xiaomi Mi Note's large production quantities, including Sunnic Technology and Merchandise Inc, a distributor of Sony parts and modules; Largan Precision, a camera lens maker; Primax Electronics, camera module makers, and Inventec, an electronic manufacturing service provider.
Another report suggests that the Mi Note phablet is all set to go on sale on January 27, and has seen very impressive pre-order numbers. According to Android Headlines, Xiaomi is now taking bookings for the first Mi Note sale - though it has not yet revealed the number of Mi Note units that will be available.
The dual-SIM and dual-standby Xiaomi Mi Note with Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM card support features a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080x1920 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 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.
Other specifications include 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.