Xiaomi released a video teasing Mi fans everywhere about the launch of a new flagship device on January 15, 2015, in Beijing. What is this new flagship device? The video reveals painfully little, leaving fans to speculate. These are 3 hints given through the video:
As ____ as paper
The ____ the better
As ___ as a bell
We took a jab at these and came up with:
As thin as paper
The bigger the better
As clear as a bell
The hand gesture for the last hint seems to be indicating that it will be as round as a bell, though this wouldn’t make much sense unless they’re releasing a round device. On the other hand, we wouldn’t put it past Xiaomi to release a completely unexpected and unique round product! Wouldn’t that be something to look forward to?
The specs for the Xiaomi Note 2 have already been leaked, and according to online reseller of smartphones Oppomart, the phone is priced at $249, with a 5.7-inch glass screen housing an impressive 1920 x 1080 pixel display. It’s also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 with an octa-core processor. The camera on the device is impressive as well, with a 13MP main camera and 5MP front camera. So we think the hints are a clue to the announcement of a Xiaomi Mi 4 successor, or the Mi 5.
Another indication that the Xiaomi Note 2 is not likely the device to be launched, is that the Redmi Note 2 is a mid-ranged phone that probably won’t fit the ‘flagship’ description.
What’s more, isn’t exactly ‘paper thin’. Phone Arena released a picture of what could possibly be the new Note 2 and it looks too thick to be the paper-thin device launching in two days. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is rumored to be just 5.1mm thin, making it one of the thinnest phones available on the market. There is also a leaked image on Weibo Social Network that features a large-screened phone with very thin screen bezels.
This 5.5 inch display phone is speculated to be powered by a Snapdragon 805 or Snapdragon 810 with 3GB of RAM, though it is more likely that the Mi 5 will be featuring a Snapdragon 805 instead of the latter. The screen also seems to have an impressive 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, and is rumoured to house 16 GB of internal memory.
While speculations seem to suggest a 20.7 megapixel main camera with 8 megapixel front-facing camera on the Mi5, recent leaked camera samples show it to be otherwise. The picture resolution of 4208 x 3120 looks like the Mi5 might be sticking to a 13 megapixel resolution.
With all the hype accompanying the launch of the phones in two days, we’re excited to see if Xiaomi is able to live up to the excitement.
You can follow the launch with Xiaomi’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the #MiLaunch115 Facebook Event.