Here's a juicy rumour that I completely missed last week: Xiaomi
, the world's third-largest smartphone OEM according to IDC
, may announce their next MIUI-powered flagship at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. Why the United States? Hopefully because the new device will support North American bands of LTE!
The story was first posted on PhoneArena last Friday
, roughly translated from a Chinese site called MyDrivers
. It's mostly about Xiaomi's forthcoming Mi5, which is shaping up to be a fairly impressive beast:
5.7 inch WQHD display
64 bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU
20.7 megapixel Sony Exmor rear camera
Best of all is the rumoured price: $325 USD
, factory unlocked. Wow.