OnePlus One display and components leak, Xiaomi preparing a tablet for April 23 announcement?
In the smartphone world, such leaks are equal to a celebrity's paparazzi shots leaking out - and the hotter the celebrity, the crazier everyone goes. Granted, the OnePlus One isn't quite as craze-inducing as the next iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but its one of 2014's most hyped smartphones nevertheless. You know why, because we've sung the song about its high-end specs and affordable price enough times already. We're eagerly awaiting its next-week announcement (April 23), but guess who else's got their sights firmly pointed at the calendar? It's our best-selling overseals pals at Xiaomi, and from the looks of it, they are planning to steal some thunder away from OnePlus by introducing the vendor's first... is it a tablet? Xiaomi just posted this promotional image that shows the date, some beautiful Chinese writing that (very) loosely translates to "expect the unexpected", and the angle of a device that seems familiar to Lenovo's Yoga tablets. It could also be something else entirely, like a track-pad or a Wi-Fi router, but we expect something more unexpected from Xiaomi.
That's not all there is to this, though. Below, we have these leaked images of an actual Xiaomi tablet, but strangely enough, they don't look like the gadget in the poster. Unless these are prototype images, the tablet looks like an ordinary, functional slab of plastic. Reportedly, it's called the Mipad, and it has a 720p 7 or 8-inch display, a Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage space, an 8MP rear camera, and, wait for it - LTE! It also runs Android 4.3. We'll wait and see what the Chinese vendor is up to soon.