Xiaomi Confirms New Flagship Device Launch on 15 January; Will Mi5, MiPad 2 Debut Next Week?
Xiaomi Confirms New Flagship Device Launch on 15 January; Will Mi5, MiPad 2 Debut Next Week?Xiaomi Forum Page screen-shot

Popular Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, is reportedly planning to launch a brand new device next week.

Xiaomi (via official fan forum page) has confirmed that the company plans to announce the 2015 flagship device on 15 January at the National Conference Center, Beijing. It has also released a poster showing a hand with a shadowy image of the device in the back-ground. The cryptic image hints it might be either a smartphone or a tablet.

As a promotional activity, Xiaomi has invited fans to guess answers to three questions

  • What is the new product?
  • What does it look like?
  • What is as thin as a cicada's wings?

Few lucky winners are said to get exclusive Xiaomi goodies on the launch day.

According to latest poll results on the forum, many have opined that the company might name the new phone as either Xiaomi Mi5 or Mi4 S. [More information on the contest, HERE]

Rumour has it that Xiaomi might surprise fans with the launch of MiPad 2 tablet alongside the flagship phone.

As per past reports, Xiaomi Mi5 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch QHD (aka 2K: 2560x1440p) screen and will come packed with the new generation 64-bit based Snapdragon 810 series SoC (System on Chip) with Adreno 430 graphics engine, finger-print sensor, 3GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and a feature-rich 20.7-megapixel main camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor.

On the other hand, Xiaomi MiPad 2 is said to feature a 7.9-inch screen with 2048x1536p resolutions, Android 4.4.4 KitKat with custom MIUI interface, 2GB RAM and 16GB memory.

In a related development, Xiaomi last Sunday (4 January), launched a mid-range smartphone Redmi 2. It sports a 4.7-inch HD display and comes packed with 64-bit class Snapdragon 410 CPU with Adreno 405 graphics engine, 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB) and a 2200 mAh battery.

[Read more: Xiaomi Launches Redmi 2 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC; Price, Specifications Details]