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Xiaomi’s New Flagship Will Be As Thin As Cicada’s Wings And Enter Mass Production In February

January 11, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi has already announced that they’ll hold their press conference on January 15 and that they’ll announce a new flagship at that conference. Everyone assumed we’ll see the Mi4S / Mi5 launched, but the latest reports (including official teasers) say that the Redmi Note 2 will launch at that conference. This could either mean that the Mi4S / Mi5 won’t launch this month or that Xiaomi will launch both of these handsets in a couple of days, we’ll see. Either way, January 15 will be an exciting day for the company and those of you who love Xiaomi products.

Previous teasers, leaks and rumors have been pointing that the device Xiaomi intends to launch, will be extremely thin, as thin as cicada’s wings that is, according to the company. Well, a new research note from KGI indicates that the upcoming Mi4S / Mi5 has the potential to become the worst product simile of the year. KGI also says that previous Xiaomi handsets have been called iPhone clones, which was fairly obvious to grasp judging by their comment. That aside, KGI also says that the device will have a great 13-megapixel camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). Xiaomi Mi4S / Mi5 is expected to feature a 5.7-inch display from Japan Display Inc. which will support an in-cell touch panel. The source says that a 3,000mAh battery will be included in this package and that the phone will enter mass production in February and ship between 12 and 15 million units soon after.

Previous reports suggest that the phone will ship with 3 or 4GB of RAM and an IR blaster on the top. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 or 810 processor is expected to power on this handset and an 8-megapixel snapper will quite probably be available on the front side of this device. Rumors have been all over the place as far as this handset goes, so being precise is kind of hard. Everything will be much clearer on January 15 at 2PM (local time GMT+8), when Xiaomi will finally unveil the handset / new handsets and finally end the rumors that have been coming in like crazy in the last couple of weeks.