Xiaomi is allowing Uber rides in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur pay for its new Mi Note smartphone through their Uber account, alongside the device will be delivered to them who ordered a day before the July 28 official launch in both cities. Actually, Xiaomi has entered into a collaboration with Uber, alklowing people in both the cities to order the Mi Note phone, which has just launched there – within the ride sharing company’s mobile app.
Priced at S$569, the Mi Note will be available for pre-launch order through the Uber app on July 27. Users save an extra day to secure unit before its initially available on Xiaomi’s website, and this is also the Chinese smartphone maker’s first model to be sold exclusively through Singtel in Singapore, where it’s other devices can be purchased through yje country’s three mobile operators including M1 and StarHub.
The Chinese company’s vice president Hugo Barra in a Facebook post, said, “This is an awesome and first-of-its-kind collaboration between two of the most innovative tech startups in the world.”
The Mi Note is priced at RM1549 in Malaysia. To order one, Uber users can use the slider at the bottom of the screen to select Xiaomi (which shows up Xiaomi-orange colored Uber cars on the map integrated to deliver the new smartphone), and hit the request. Payment will be changed directly to the credit card tied to the account and a Mi Note will be ithin few minutes of time. Great!
Note: Money will be deducted from the credit card associated with their Uber account. On July 27, a fleet of designated Uber cars will be stocked with “limited quantities of Mi Note” and will deliver the smartphones to riders who place an order through the car booking app. Just like Xiaomi’s other flash sales, the Mi Note will be available through Uber until stock runs out.
Xiaomi Mi Note Specifications
- 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with 386 PPI resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 16 / 64 GB internal memory
- MIUI on top of Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- Dual SIM (micro + nano)
- 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, OIS, Sony IMX214 BSI sensor, 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording
- 4MP front-facing camera
- 6.95mm thick and weighs 161 grams
- 4G LTE , WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS
- 3000mAh battery
Steve Vickers, General Manager, Xiaomi Southeast Asia, said:
We are truly excited to bring Mi Note, Xiaomi’s most beautifully designed flagship, to Singapore and Malaysia. Partnering with Uber for a pre-launch flash sale means Mi fans can get their hands on the new Mi Note faster than ever before, and in an innovative and convenient way.
Mike Brown, Regional General Manager, Southeast Asia & Australia, New Zealand, Uber, said:
We’re thrilled to bring the amazing Mi Note to consumers across Singapore and Kuala Lumpur through this pioneering partnership with Xiaomi. The power of the on-demand economy is transforming the consumer experience and we are excited to take this to another level in Southeast Asia.