All bets are on which smartphone maker will be the first to use the Snapdragon 821, and according to new reports it will be Xiaomi with a double whammy.
This mornings news is dominated by reports that Xaomi are planning to use the latest Snapdragon 821 chipset in their Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and a slightly upgraded Mi5 known as the Mi5S.
What’s more interesting is that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Mi5S are rumoured to share more than just the same chipset but also a pressure sensitive display (ala Huawei, ZTE, Meizu and Apple).
In fact the spec sheets continue with reports also mentioning the use of Qualcomms Ultrasonic fingerprint technology, as much as 8GB RAM, dual cameras, HIFI audio and fast charging.
Dual cameras are set to make an appearance too, well at least on the Mi Note 2, but only on the more expensive models. 3 variants of Mi Note 2 are believed to be coming to the market, a basic with single camera and two other versions with dual cameras.
The Mi Note 2 is also thought to be the first Xiaomi phone to get a 3D curved display, so it is going to be quite the spec sheet monster should these details prove to be accurate.
Of course these are just rumours and we need to take the details with a pinch of salt, but these are also quite detailed reports and sound a little more plausible than some of the more pie in the sky rumours we see in Chinese tech sites.