Two additional pieces of Xiaomi news have come to our attention. The first are benchmarks of the Xiaomi Ferrari phone and the second that the next Mi phone will be the thinnest to date.
First let’s start with the Xiaomi Ferrari, what it is and what specifications it is throwing in to the ring. From the Geekbench details shared with us by GizChina regular realjj, the Xiaomi Ferrari is the codename for an unreleased Android 5.0 phone.
The benchmarks (ran alongside the Meizu m1 note) show a phone powered by a 1.65Ghz Snapdragon 615 chipset with 2GB RAM (full benchmarks here). Looking at the current Xiaomi lineup which holds the Snapdragon 410 powered Redmi 2 and flagship Mi4 it is tricky to establish where this phone might sit, but we have an idea about that!
With the Xiaomi Mi4, Xiaomi focused on build quality over specifications and we believe the Ferrari (premium name) could refer to a top class design aimed at trendy users who don’t really need tons of horsepower.
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Then we can look at the teaser in the featured image which translated says “The Cicadas Wing” (a rough translation) suggestion to us a thin smart phone, one to complete with the Oppo R5 and Vivo X5 Max.
Other Chinese tech followers have also picked up on this teaser with some industry insiders suggesting the phone could measure as little as 4.75mm and will have an extremely low weight!
So our guess is that at the 15th Jan Xiaomi launch we are going to see the launch of a new sub brand aimed at build quality and fashion, and if they keep low pricing Xiaomi are going to be on to a winner!