Xiaomi teases new devices for July 16 event

Xiaomi is ready to unveil some new devices and is building up the hype with its marketing campaign. The Chinese tech company has posted 4 mysterious pictures on the company’s official Weibo account, leading up to its reveal event on July 16

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All of the pictures share a PK logo, a cryptic picture and a slogan. The first picture which looks like the frame of a smartphone means tradition. The second one with the 3 frame means ‘The art of craft has reached a new level’.

The third picture doesn’t reveal much – the text is ‘Refinement on all sides’. The fourth and final picture shows a USB cable with a tiny Mii box at the end. This picture may hint at a Mii TV smart box, or alternatively it may also hint a USB-C switch.

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There have been a couple of Xiaomi smartphones that have been in the realm of rumor for some time now- the Redmi Note 2 and the Mi 5/Mi 5 Plus. Both the Redmi Note and the Mi 4 are due for a successor and thus a new smartphone in either line is due.

Previous leaks have suggested the Redmi Note 2 will come with a 1080p display and would have either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC or a MediaTek MT6795 under the hood with 2 GB RAM. Other rumored specs include a 16 GB internal storage, a 3,020 mAh battery and metal body.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus rumors are apparently set as successors to the Mi Note series. The vanilla Mi 5 should ship with a 5.2″ Quad HD screen, being running on a Snapdragon 810 chip, a 16 MP rear and a 13 MP front camera, all being powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.

The larger Mi 5 Plus should pack a 5.7″ Quad HD display, running on a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 820 SoC, including a 23 MP OIS rear camera and a 12 MP front selfie shooter, plus powered by a 3,500 mAh battery.

As the most recent Note is already 16 months old, we would like to bet that the Redmi Note 2 would be the more probable reveal.

Besides that we can also speculate on the meaning of the other teasers – maybe they hint for a new line of Xiaomi Mi TVs and a possible brand new TV smart box.

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