Xiaomi ‘Ferrari’ Phone, First Smartwatch Launch Expected at Tuesday’s Event
Xiaomi, the company often referred to as China’s Apple, is turning five in April and the company to mark the occasion has announced an event on Tuesday.
The Chinese company on its MIUI forum has confirmed that Lei Jun, CEO, will be launching new device (or devices) at the event. The company has not revealed what is up its sleeves; though based on recent rumours Xiaomi is expected to launch the successor to the Mi Band, its first smartwatch, as well as the recently leaked mid-range ‘Ferrari’ smartphone.
“With all your support and company over the years, Xiaomi is turning 5 next month. We have prepared big surprises for Mi fans who have loved Xiaomi all the way,” notes the blog.
Earlier this month, a report claimed thatXiaomi is working on a smartwatch to take on the Apple Watch, apart from a successor to the Mi Band that will feature NFC connectivity. Details about the new Mi Band are limited as of now.
A mid-range smartphone codenamed ‘Ferrari’ was spotted on a couple of benchmarks on Tuesday tipping details about its innards. According to the benchmark listings, the Xiaomi Ferrari is expected to feature a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.66GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. The handset is also listed to sport a 4.9-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display while running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and the company’s MIUI skin is expected on top.
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