While it’s pretty clear already that Xiaomi will launch its own laptop this year, another addition has apparently been made to the list, in the form of a Chinese compatriot.
And it’s Huawei. Xiaomi and Huawei constitute for a major part of the smartphone market share in China, and it would only seem logical for the companies to launch their own laptops.
That said, word is that the companies are looking to build laptops that will have mobility as their USP; and thus, they’re going to be sub-13-inch devices, most likely with a hybrid form factor.
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Xiaomi’s laptop is expected to run Windows and its own MIUI OS in a dual boot arrangement, while the rumoured Huawei device will have a 12.9-inch screen with the Windows 10 OS.
Xiaomi have already shown interest in bringing Windows to their devices. In fact, their newest tablet, the Mi Pad 2 runs on an Intel chipset, a first for the company. Huawei generally prefer to ship their flagship devices with home-brew SoCs, but I’m not sure how that would work out on a Windows device.
That said, as is the case with almost every rumoured story, take this with a pinch of salt too.