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Xiaomi CEO teases a metal Mi-4, to be announced on July 22

Often referred to as the Mi 3S, in line with previous model releases, the next Xiaomi flagship naming and release date are no longer a mystery. Made official through an image teaser on Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun's Weibo account, the new top shelfer will be apparently called simply the Mi 4, and July 22 is when the company is planning on announcing the phone for the world to see.

There's another caveat in Jun's teaser, however -- apparently, the Mi 4 will come in a metal body, or at least include metal elements. According to people with better knowledge of Chinese than us, the line reads something along the lines of “The journey of a piece of steel metal”, so the community is mostly unanimous in its belief that the upstart is up to no good (and in a good way).

While still on the topic of the Mi 4 -- no -- we don't know the specs just yet. We have, however, heard whispers claiming that the device is coming with a 5.5-inch, 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM, along  with Xiaomi's incredibly versatile MIUI OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat. Expect to hear more about the Xiaomi Mi 4 in due time.

source: Weibo (translated) via AndroidOS

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