Xiaomi to announce entirely new phone series with stock Android and "flagship dual camera"
Initially, we assumed that Xiaomi is preparing a global release for the Mi 5X, but this won't be the case
Xiaomi is set to unveil a smartphone with a "flagship dual camera" from an all-new lineup on September 5. The manufacturer's initial teaser for the event only mentioned the high-end dual cam setup of the handset. This led us to believe that this was just going to be a global release for the China-exclusive Mi 5X, as its camera is identical to the composition of the Mi 6 flagship.
However, a new teaser has emerged recently on Xiaomi's official Twitter account:
As you can see, there's a sign that says "Introducing a new series by Xiaomi" at the beginning and the end of the teaser. What's more interesting, however, is that the images depicting gears, clocks, drums, and a bicycle use the exact same color combinations found in the Google logo, although the order is mixed up.
This isn't too surprising, as Xiaomi and Google are working in collaboration on the next Android One phone. As you may know, Android One is a budget-friendly line of devices that run on a stock version of Android. Rumor has it that the new Xiaomi handset will be called the Mi A1, and it will be an upgraded version of the Mi 5X with a bezel-less display. Also, it will likely ditch Xiaomi's MIUI interface and substitute it with a clean version of Google's software.
All Android One phones released till now are in the low-end space and are solely intended for developing markets. Thus, it will be interesting to see where exactly will Xiaomi sell this upper mid-range device. In any case, September 5 is not too far away, so we're bound to find out soon enough.