Xiaomi has been all over the news lately. The company’s Vice President of International, Hugo Barra, actually said recently that the company is putting more focus on premium devices, and hinted that we can expect the company’s smartphones to become not only more expensive, but even better in quality moving forward. Don’t worry though, Xiaomi will still make plenty of affordable devices, but it seems like the company is looking to add some oomph to their premium lineup of smartphones. Speaking of which, the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi Note 2 are the two high-end devices Xiaomi is expected to introduce in the coming weeks, read on.
The Xiaomi MI 5s will be a new (and more powerful) variant of the Mi 5 basically, while the Mi Note 2 will be the company’s all-new flagship phablet, and a direct successor to the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro devices which were introduced back in January last year. The Mi Note 2 has been leaking out for quite some time now, and the company had shared an official teaser for this smartphone’s launch quite recently. That teaser contained the ‘2>5’ equation, which hinted that the Mi Note 2 will be larger than the Mi 5, and perhaps even that it will be a more powerful device. These are only our presumptions, of course, Xiaomi did not actually write anything of the sort on the image they’ve shared. Having that in mind, a new rumor surfaced in China recently, and it says that the Mi Note 2 will land on July 25th. Now, the rumor also says that the company’s ‘2>5’ teaser revealed more than we thought, when you stack 2 and 5 one next to the other you get the date (25th), and 2+5=7, which represents the month of July. If this rumor is accurate, then Xiaomi transcended to a new level of mind games when it comes to their teasers, but we’ll see.
The company’s exec already confirmed that they intend to launch a new flagship in July, so the Mi Note 2 is definitely a possibility. This smartphone is rumored to ship in several variants, and one of those variants will even sport a curved display on its sides. The more expensive variant of the Mi Note 2 is rumored to cost $600, but we’ll see what happens once Xiaomi releases this smartphone, stay tuned.