Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, has already announced that the company will launch their new flagship handset on January 15, which is less than a week away. We’ve seen all kinds of leaks when it comes to this device, but we still don’t know if Xiaomi intends to name the device the Mi4S or the Mi5. The company has also teased an extremely light device, which could be less than 5mm thick, sport a 2,000mAh and be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 SoC. Xiaomi might introduce this as a separate device though, its thinness, processor and battery life just don’t add up to a flagship. Anyhow, we have some new Xiaomi info to share with you today.
New alleged Xiaomi Mi4S renders surfaced, the report actually says that someone inside Foxconn (contract manufacturer) leaked these renders, or as the leak says “3D schematic”. You can check out all of these images below this article. As for the device’s specs, it is expected to feature a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display, 3GB of RAM and 16 or 64GB of internal storage. 16-megapixel rear-facing camera is expected to make an appearance as well as an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper. The general shape of the device resembles the Mi4 and it seems like the power button has been moved to the right side of the device. Volume rocker is located above the power button, also on the right side of the phone, of course.
This is not the only piece of information we get though, some Chinese news sites already received their event invitations. The invitation is rather understated, as you can see in the gallery down below, it’s basically a black piece of thick paper (perhaps cardboard) which says when will this event take place. Xiaomi has previously announced that the event will be held at the National Convention Center in Beijing on January 15. The event will commence at 2PM (local time), and if you’d like to watch it live, you can do that as well.
Xiaomi will announce either the Mi4S or the Mi5 in a couple of days, I thought the Mi5 is on the way, but we’re getting more and more Mi4S leaks lately. All of this is rather confusing, what do you think, which device will Xiaomi launch on January 15?