Update: We are still non the wiser about what Xiaomi has planned for its event on October 19th, but we do now know that it definitely won’t have anything to do with the company’s Mi 5 smartphone.
Xiaomi co-founder Lin Bin has been shutting down a range of rumors about the upcoming announcement, including suggestions that the company will launch its Mi 5 flagship or a Mi Note 2 smartphone. He has also denied that the company is planning to unveil any laptops, notebooks, smartwatches or flat panel TV products at the event.
The speculators’ favorite remaining option now seems to be something related to video gaming, possible a Xiaomi console. CEO Lei Jun recently stated that next-gen consoles, games, and processor technologies haven’t been seen much in the smartphone industry, and the “next generation” tag line in the teaser certainly supports this line of thinking.
Fortunately, we only have a few days left to wait until the October 19th announcement.
Xiaomi has already released a slew of new smartphones and consumer electronics this year and the growing Chinese technology company has announced that a more are on the way next week. In a post on the company’s official forums and a teaser on its Weibo account, Xiaomi states that new products are set to launch on October 19th.
Perhaps the company’s flagship Mi 5 smartphone will finally launch, but it is equally possible that another new mid-range smartphone or product in the company’s growing portfolio of electronic gadgets and home appliances could also be unveiled. The company has already released cost effective products for the 4K TV and air purifier markets.
The last rumors about the Xiaomi Mi 5 suggested that the phone may come with a 5.2-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 810 processor, 16 megapixel rear camera and 3,000mAh battery. A 5.7-inch Plus version has also been rumoured in the past, which is said to arrive with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, but that means that the phone wouldn’t appear until sometime in 2016. Talk about these devices has been a little quiet recently, so Xiaomi may have something different planned.
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Do you have any particular wishes or guesses about what Xiaomi has planned for October 19th?