No Xiaomi Mi 5 on October 19th, says company boss


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As is the case with almost every Xiaomi press conference, there’s a lot of hype and build-up around the upcoming October 19th event for Xiaomi.

Xiaomi are due for a couple (or more) devices, including the Mi 5 and a new tablet (Mi Pad 2?), one or both of which were expected to be unveiled at the 19th October event.

However, Bin Lin, one of the eight Xiaomi co-founders, denies that. “Not Mi 5, notebooks, watches, plates, rice cookers, inflatable doll, nor bicycles, cars, aircraft, bombs, UFO”, is what his Weibo post translated to (by Bing).

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So, if it isn’t the Mi 5, or even a Xiaomi UFO, what could the event have in store?

Teasers from the company have depicted a DSLR camera. Now, thats highly unlikely for a company like Xiaomi, but if they can make smart shoes (and water purifiers), a DSLR will be far from a shocker. Or, could it be a lens attachment for smartphones, something like the couple of products Sony launched a year or so back?

With less than a week to go, we fortunately don’t have much waiting to do. Meanwhile, let us know what you think will be launched.

We feel you if you were among the people who thought Xiaomi would launch a new rice cookers/inflatable doll/bicycle/ car/aircraft/bombs or especially a UFO!

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15 Comments

  1. Jason45
    October 14, 2015

    Tablet with the possibility to attach a keyboard

    • Misto
      October 14, 2015

      Hi there, I have a question for you. I am tempted to buy the Mi4c the 3gb ram/32gb rom version. Do you believe if it is a great value for the money? I know that there are better phones like the Honor 7 but my budget is limited. The standard version of the Mi4c is pretty good also but 16gb storage might be not enough in extensive usage. The advanced version of the Mi4c is sold around $275 without shipping costs. I considered to buy the Redmi Note 2 but its size is a downside for me. Your help is welcome.

  2. Filipp
    October 14, 2015

    If only it were 9.7 inches or more!

    • MattD
      October 14, 2015

      I always think the same of mine too 🙁

      …oh, wait, were you talking about the tablet?! B… Because… I.. I was definitely talking about the tablet too… 😐

      • Sprime
        October 14, 2015

        (I like how a user called “BBC” upvoted your comment)

  3. MattD
    October 14, 2015

    He said “no rice cooker”… But he said nothing about a kebab cooker! Still betting on that!

    • Tajwar
      October 14, 2015

      Count me in, always wanted a kebab cooker and finally Xiaomi’s going to do it!!

  4. inquirercet
    October 14, 2015

    It’s a 12″ pro tablet. Like the iPad pro.

  5. Tajwar
    October 14, 2015

    What a bummer, wanted to get a Mi UFO even a Mi Plate would have fine. Better luck next time I think

    • Tajwar
      October 14, 2015

      Hope we still getting the Mi Razor!!

      • King
        October 14, 2015

        I would be happy with a MiStress 😛

        • Tajwar
          October 14, 2015

          That would be nice too XD

  6. Freeje
    October 14, 2015

    Most probably a tablet.

  7. iKosh
    October 15, 2015

    I need a bass guitar amp right now, Xiaomi please.

  8. Acer_Predator
    October 17, 2015

    xiaomi crap is crapies lying company ever ! they will never be good … only bad..