Xiaomi to announce entirely new phone series with stock Android and "flagship dual camera"


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.

source: Twitter via GSMArena

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21 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Time to kill Nokia & Moto.

2. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

xiaomi like other chinese manufacture they only provide good perfomance, things like display, build quality, camera, premium designs, audio quality etc are average. Not all people care about specs, just look at samsung lineup, A series and J series they do not offer best specs in the market but they sell more than competitors.

7. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Xiaomi handsets are better at almost everything not just at performance within same price range.

9. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

i have xiaomi redmi note 4 and i can tell you, -super amoled in J and A series is better than redmi note 4 display - camera is average -build quality is average compare to something like A series or Nokia 6 xiaomi is good for those who want good perfomance and best battery life, apart from that i wont recomend it.

14. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

What Samsung phone you are comparing to Redmi Note 4 'at the same price range'? Galaxy J5 2016? Both Samsung's A line and Nokia 6 is much more expensive. Being AMOLED alone doesn't enough to make 282ppi pentile AMOLED acceptable. Its camera is worse than Redmi Note 4. Plastic back, non existent fingerprint scanner not to mention smaller screen size and half as battery life.

3. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Looks like a lot of companies are moving towards stock Android now. Your move Samsung and LG, make it happen.

11. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Im ready. Hopefully they dont inflate global prices too much. Someone finally realized OnePlus' success and wants a piece of the pie.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No thanks

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2187; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Dime a dozen...everything on Android is starting to become the same...

5. mohanvnj

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 31, 2017

Since Moto x4 failed to impress.... It's time for Xiomai to capture....

6. miumiumiu

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 18, 2017

Pair that with a SD660 and AMOLED and it's an instant buy.

20. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

That and at least a 3500mAh battery.

8. savagx

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

this is great move If it is flagship hardware with xiaomi price and stock experience I'm so getting it

10. talha_16

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

This is the only company in my opinion that can rival apple and samsung. Hats off to xiami for creating such awesome home. I hope that the future will be bright for this company

13. dazed1

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

No budget company can rival any high end Samsung phone, period. Apple is useless cause of ios so there is that.

15. talha_16

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Stop the fanboyism. We dont know what may happen in the future

16. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

"Apple is useless because of iOS " LMAO, tell us about the great Bada OS success story, or maybe the incredible Tizen market share? All you Samsung fanboy's trying so hard to bag out Apple, well guess what, Samsung is trash without Android, and last I checked Google made Android and it's eco system. Samsung fanboy's are the worst thing to have happened to Android, tell your mothership to drop Android and ride the waves on its own "most hackable os" Tizen eco system. If Google decided it's had enough of Samsung molesting Android and bared them from using Android, all you'd have left is great Hardware with Touchwiz and no support of any kind. Apple invented it's own Eco system, Samsung tried and failed twice.

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I agree with you. Though am a bit late to the article!

17. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Man this is awesome, finally OEM's are starting to release stock Android phones. Soon lag, outdated versions of Android and fragmentation will be a thing of the past. Don't mind the Samsung fanboy's, they aren't real Android fans, they prefer trashWiz.

18. raky_b

Posts: 390; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I don't think that Xiaomi's management understand meaning of a word "flagship!!!

19. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

My last 3 phones have been Xiaomi. But if they continue to be 'courageous' and make phones with no 3.5mm jack, then I'm off to a new manufacturer for my next upgrade... Are you listening Xiaomi???? ARE YOU ???? :P

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