Xiaomi will be holding an event at the Beijing National Convention Center on January 15 at 2 PM where it’s expected to launch its new ultra-thin flagship smartphone. Last month, Xiaomi president Lei Jun said that the company would introduce its next flagship smartphone in January. The social media site quotes Mr. Lei as saying, “There’s no better way to start 2015 than with our newest products.” Xiaomi is selling tickets to the January 15th event. 1000 ducats for the press event are being offered at the equivalent of $16 from Xiaomi’s Mall app.
The rumours about the new smartphone point to an almost bezel-less big screen device- probably more than 5 inches in screen size, with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The processor is rumored to be either Snapdragon 805, or 801, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. The phone’s back camera is rumored to be a 20.7MP one, and a fingerprint scanner could also be in the mix.
Unsurprisingly, Xiaomi is expected to price this model higher than previous ones and as a result, may offer two different variants with different prices.
There are also conflicting rumors about the name of the device; both Mi4S or the Mi5 have been speculated as possible names. However, the 4S could actually be launched as a mid-range handset, and the Mi5 as its premium variant. Of course, with so many rumors in play, the Xiaomi event should be of great interest.