Xiaomi is into smartphones to television to cameras to air purifiers to drones, and now it is following the footsteps of laptop makers like Lenovo, Asus and Acer. The company is reportedly set to release its first laptop along with the Redmi Note 4 next week.
The Chinese technology giant is expected to release two products at its scheduled event in Beijing on July 27. One of the products to be launched on the day is said to be the Redmi Note 4, and the other one is believed to be Xiaomi's first laptop.
It was earlier reported that Xiaomi would release its first laptop in the first quarter of 2016, but that didn't happen. It was also speculated that the Mi laptop will resemble Apple's MacBook Air and Lenovo's ThinkPad in looks.
Xiaomi's Mi laptop will reportedly come in two variants -- one with 12.5-inch, and the other with 13.3-inch screen. Both the variants are expected to be powered by an Intel Atom processor. However, DigiTimes earlier reported that the Notebook will be jointly developed by ODM partners Inventec and Foxconn, would measure 15-inch, run Linux operating system and priced at CNY2,999 (around$448/Rs. 30,000).
Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, successor of Redmi Note 3, is expected to sport a 5.5-inch screen with 1,080x1,920 pixels, powered by either a Helio X20 deca-core SoC or Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. It is also expected to feature 16GB internal memory, 3GB RAM, 13MP main camera, and a battery with fast charge technology.