Xiaomi Will Introduce A New Phablet, Lets You Choose Its Name

April 13, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi has announced a couple of compelling devices recently, but it seems like they don’t intend on stopping anytime soon. The company has introduced their new flagship during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February, the Mi 5. Following that announcement, the company has unveiled the Redmi 3 Pro last month, and it seems like they intend to release yet another smartphone in the near future, read on.

The Xiaomi Max and Xiaomi Pro Weibo (Chinese social network) accounts started popping up recently, and they basically suggested that Xiaomi is preparing to introduce another device (or more than one) in the near future. Well, it didn’t really take Xiaomi long to confirm that, as the company has confirmed earlier today that they intend to launch a phablet device soon. That is not all though, the company has fired up a pool in which they ask for your opinion, what do you think this phablet should be called? Well, if you’d like to participate, follow the source link down below. Now, some of you might say, why are they launching a new phablet when they haven’t released the Mi Note 2 yet? Well, who knows what Xiaomi is planning, and considering the attention Xiaomi is giving to this phablet, we do expect it to sport at least a 6-inch display, which would make it the largest Xiaomi handset ever (Mi Note & Mi Note Pro feature 5.7-inch panels).

We don’t really have lots of info when this phone’s specs are concerned, but there are some rumors roaming around. One particular rumor claims that the device will sport a 6.4-inch panel, and that it will be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC. Now, this is possible, but it’s also possible that this will be Xiaomi’s mid-range offering, especially if they intend on releasing the Mi Note 2 this year. Which brings me to another rumor that surfaced, which says that Xiaomi intends to release the Redmi Max handset, which would be their mid-range phablet, and would also sport a 6.4-inch display, but unlike the flagship phablet, this device would ship out with the Helio X25 64-bit deca-core SoC on the inside. As you can see, the specs are based on vague rumors at this point, so take this info with a grain of salt, as it’s usually the case with such info.