Remember how we told you Xiaomi could be unveiling four devices at its annual product launch event in Beijing on 22 July?
According to GizChina.com, Xiaomi’s working on upgrades for two of its phones – the Redmi and the Redmi Note. Apparently, Tenaa, the Chinese telco equipment certification centre has licensed the two smartphone units.
This makes the possible product launch count to four (the purported Mi4, Mi3 S, and now the upgraded Redmi and Redmi Note) – in line with the numeric “4” product announcement teaser image Xiaomi’s president and co-founder, Bin Lin, posted on his Facebook page.
The exterior of the phones will look the same, if you go by the image source, but their insides will be slightly tweaked. It’s said that the Redmi and Redmi Note will feature LTE functionality, as well as upgraded specs – namely a new chipset and updated operating system.
It is likely to have either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 or MediaTek MT6595 chipset. In addition, its operating system might be boosted to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
But we think this entire thing could be a hoax, just because of the product announcement date stated on the leak – it's recorded that the products would have been unveiled on 9 July, which has long passed. Unless, you look at it the other way (it was inked as 2014-7-9), which means you can expect it on 7 September.
Even that date doesn’t quite make sense, because that would indicate that the devices won’t rock up at Xiaomi’s product event and it’s not quite the style for Xiaomi product leaks to emerge so early before launch date.
All we can do for now is wait for next week to see what Xiaomi’s got in store for us.