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.