Judging by what we know thus far, June 30th will be a really, really busy day. It seems like 3 China-based smartphone OEMs plan to announce something at the said date. Let’s start from the beginning, first Huawei announced an event for June 30 where the company will announce their much-rumored Honor 7 handset. The Honor 7 is a high-end, metallic device which will sport with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The other device that will be announced at said date is Meizu’s flagship, the MX5. Meizu has already sent out invites for the event and strongly suggested that the M5 is coming, we’ll be in China covering this event live. And then there’s Xiaomi, the company will announce their expansion plans to Brasil on the same date, as it was revealed quite recently.
Speaking of which, Xiaomi’s President, Lin Bin, has posed in Brasil’s football jersey teasing the Brasil launch event, you can check out this image below the article, along with a number of leaks of Meizu MX5 and Huawei Honor 7. As you probably already know, Xiaomi is doing business mainly in China, though they’re selling their devices in other parts of Asia as well. The company has recently started selling accessories outside of Asia, but their devices are still not available, at least not officially. You can purchase Xiaomi’s smartphones via various China-based resellers, but the company isn’t selling them outside of Asia. Brasil will be the first country outside of Asia Xiaomi will expand to, and we’re sure many more Latin American countries will follow after that.
Regarding the Meizu MX5 and Honor 7, both of these devices will be high end. According to many leaks, rumors and certifications, the Meizu MX5 will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display along with 3GB of RAM and various internal storage options. The device will ship with a 20-megapixel snapper on the back, and Android Lollipop will come pre-installed here with Meizu’s Flyme OS on top of it. This handset will be made out of metal, and will sport a physical home button below the display.
Speaking of metal, Huawei’s Honor 7 offering will also sport a metal build. This handset will feature a 5-inch 1080p display, 3 or 4GB of RAM (depending on the variant you choose), and 16 or 64GB of internal storage. The 16GB model will ship with 3GB of RAM, and the 64GB one with 64GB of RAM. Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 935 SoC will quite probably fuel this thing, though the Kirin 940 was also mentioned. The device will ship with Android Lollipop pre-installed, with Huawei’s Emotion UI skin on top of it.
There you have it folks, June 30th will sure be an interesting day, two high-end devices and Xiaomi’s expansion should be more than enough to make sure of that. Stay tuned for more info, we’ll let you know as soon as something pops up.