Xiaomi Teases Next Big Launch Event on 16th July

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Xiaomi Teases Next Big Launch Event on 16th July

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Back in April, Xiaomi unveiled its new smartphone, the Mi 4i, at a grand event in New Delhi. One lakh registrations went up, and 40,000 units were sold out within 15 seconds. Rumours had that the company would be launching two more devices in the lineup later between June and July. The two anticipated devices were the Mi5 and Mi5 Plus.

Today, it is unveiled that the Chinese tech giant Xiaomi on Saturday teased an event that is scheduled to be held on 16 July, a social networking site Weibo said. The device that may come in the market is speculated to Xiaomi Mi 5.

As we can see in the picture revealed online, it could be Mi 5 with a metal body that is looking thin with curved corners.

The claimed specs of the devices were leaked on the Chinese social media site, Weibo. The Mi 5 is lauded to have a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels. It is held it will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with either 3GB or 4GB RAM and will be juiced by a 3,000mAh battery. Its camera specification includes a 16MP primary camera.The device will also be infused with fingerprint technology.


The leaks also suggested that the Mi5 will be priced at CNY 2,399 (approximately Rs. 24,500).

News and reports of its larger cousin, the Mi5 Plus is yet to be announced. Going by the specs, the Mi 5 Plus will feature a 6-inch screen with 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and a 16MP primary camera.

Meanwhile, another of Xiaomi’s smartphones expected to be launched in 2015 is the Redmi Note 2, the successor to the popular Redmi Note of 2014. Acknowledging the fact that the Redmi Note was launched in July 2014, there is a good chance that its successor could be unveiled during the 16 July event. But, let us wait till Thursday to find out.

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