TL;DR
  • Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi Mix 4 will launch next week.
  • The firm is set to host its 10th-anniversary event, chaired by Lei Jun, on August 10.
  • The Mi Pad 5 series will launch at the same event, complete with a stylus.

Update: August 6, 2021 (12:45 AM ET): After Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi Pad 4 will launch at its August 10 event in China, it has now given the nod to its tablet line, too. Per a new Weibo post, the firm will debut the Mi Pad 5 series alongside its forthcoming flagship smartphone. See both invites below.

Neither teaser image reveals many details about the devices, but the Mi Pad 5’s image is a little more telling. Included as a prominent feature is a stylus, which Xiaomi also alludes to in the post’s body. We also get a glimpse of the tablet’s side, suggesting rounded corners and slightly beveled edges.

Original article: August 3, 2021 (5:05 AM ET): There is plenty of evidence suggesting that Xiaomi is launching a new suite of tablets and a new premium smartphone soon. However, the company has been silent on a confirmed launch date. Now, it seems that these new slates and phone might arrive before the month ends.

Xiaomi has announced an event chaired by the firm’s founder Lei Jun penned for August 10 at 7:30 PM CST (7:30 PM ET). The event will cover Xiaomi’s recent “good news” and focus on Jun’s “10 most difficult choices” over the course of the company’s existence.

The event description doesn’t get much more specific than that, leaving the fine details open to interpretation. One leaker believes Xiaomi will do more than talk at the event.

Per Weibo tipster Bald Panda, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 and Mi Pad 5 series will debut at the event. Although there’s little evidence to corroborate this claim, it’s clear we’re building towards an imminent launch.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and Mi Mix 4: What can we expect?

The presumed Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series has recently been caught at several certification agencies, suggesting that a launch is just around the corner. The company also teased a long-awaited Mi Mix reprise back in February. Details discovered in MIUI 13 code suggests a flagship with an under-display camera is coming soon.

The Mi Mix 4 and Mi Pad 5 are arguably the most eagerly anticipated Xiaomi devices in quite some time, but they could launch in one of the busiest weeks of the year. Samsung will unveil its new products on August 11, while Chinese rival Honor is set to launch the Magic 3 a day later.