Xiaomi to introduce thin flagship model on January 15th?

Last month, Xiaomi president Lei Jun said that the company would introduce its next flagship smartphone in January. So far this month, the fast growing manufacturer introduced the Xiaomi Redmi 2, hardly a flagship model. But Xiaomi's official Weibo page shows a teaser revealing that the company is planning on introducing its new flagship on January 15th.

The social media site quotes Mr. Lei as saying, "There’s no better way to start 2015 than with our newest products." To that end, Xiaomi will be holding an event at the Beijing National Convention Center on January 15 at 2 PM. According to the poster that accompanies this article, Xiaomi says that its next flagship handset will be thinner than the wings of a cicada, which is an insect found in China as well as other regions.

Xiaomi is selling tickets to the January 15th event. 1000 ducats for the press event are being offered at the equivalent of $16 from Xiaomi's Mall app. They will be offered starting at noon (China time) on January 8th.

We still have no idea if the new flagship will be the Xiaomi Mi4S or Xiaomi Mi5. The other day we showed you a poster that allegedly showed an image of the Mi4S with extremely thin bezels

It should be very interesting to see what Xiaomi has cooked up for its next flagship. The company is growing like topsy, with smartphone shipments more than rising three fold last year. For many of you, January 15th can't come soon enough!

Thanks for the tip!

source: Xiaomi via GizmoChina

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19 Comments

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

"There’s no better way to start 2015 than with our newest products." people expect new phones coming during xiaomi dec event, turn out it's an air purifier, how you know this is a new smartphone event?

7. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

"...newest products". They're using plural form, that means it's not just an air purifier. Geez.

10. RajRicardo

Posts: 486; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

maybe Xiaomi Laptop makes an appearance this time.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Okay! Bring it on.

11. checkmymike

Posts: 218; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Selling tickets for a launch event? Wow, what a great way to make money.

14. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

So what? Google does it for I/O. This is at least cheap!

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the hand showing that its holding nothing,,

18. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

It's so thin we can hardly see it.

15. nedooo

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Anything below SnapDragon 810 is worth skiping...

16. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Asus is challenging the pricing of xiaomi. I hope xiaomi will be able to roll out their newest product fast to the rest of the world.

17. pauli

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

New product sounds like Kotex Ad.

19. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Thinner and thinner... Battery getting smaller, more protruding camera and more unnecessary pixels to suck up the small battery. What a marvelous idea!

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