It looks like Xiaomi might be teasing us this week, after it released numerous pictures hinting at a possible launch, although we won’t have to wait too long for it to be full revealed.
Xiaomi offered up four different pictures, which could point to any number of device launches, with the event taking place on July 16th – just two days away at the time of writing.
Xiaomi has had its fair share of phones rumoured over recent times, with three jumping out to us as potential candidates for this week’s launch.
The Redmi Note 2 is arguably the most likely, with its predecessor having been released a year and a half ago. Also, the Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus are also being rumoured as a refresher, so we can imagine seeing all three if we’re lucky.
The original Redmi Note was launched back in March 2014, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this handset enter the fray very soon – although it might not quite pack the most powerful spec sheet.
In fact, rumours point to the Note 2 being a more mid-range affair, rocking a larger screen than most.
It’s expected to pack a 5.5” display with a full HD resolution, whilst behind the scenes we’ll be given a Snapdragon 615 chipset and 2GB RAM.
Internally, we’ll get just 16GB of storage, although a MicroSD card slot is likely to offer some extra support for media-heavy users.
A 3020mAh battery should offer about 48 hours of life with regular use, whilst a 13 megapixel rear camera will be supported by a 5 megapixel front facer.
More of a flagship offering from Xiaomi, the Mi 5 is likely to be the most sought after phone of the bunch if it does indeed launch this week.
Packing a 5.2” QHD display, the screen is obviously smaller than the Redmi Note 2, but packs in more pixels for a better experience. On top of this we’re also getting our hands on a Snapdragon 810 chipset and octa-core processor, which should make the handset much faster as well.
Up to 64GB of storage will be up for grabs, whilst 4GB RAM and a 3030mAh battery also holds things down under the hood. Finally, camera fans should be kept happy with a 16 megapixel rear lens and a 6 megapixel front facer.
The third and final phone likely to come off the Xiaomi production line is the Mi 5 Plus, which is basically a larger version of the Mi 5, with some upgraded specs.
Boasting a sizeable 5.7” screen, the Mi 5 Plus also packs a QHD resolution of its own, making it one of the most powerful screens on the market.
Inside the handset we get a brand new Snapdragon 820 chipset, octa-core processor and 4GB RAM, all of which could make it stand out as a real power-packing handset.
A 64GB internal memory bank and 3500mAh battery also guarantee a strong showing throughout, whilst a reported 23 megapixel lens is backed up by a 12 megapixel selfie snapper.
It’s likely that all three phones could make an appearance at the event, so you’d better prepare yourself for some Xiaomi hype now!
Written by Luke Hatfield