Xiaomi to unveil new MIUI 7 user interface today; Mi 5, Redmi Note 2 also expected

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to unveil its next Android skin, the MIUI 7, in China on August 13. There is also an indication that it could announce the successor to its Mi 4 smartphone.

Xiaomi has sent invites for the launch premiere of its own software that comes layered with Google’s popular Android in its smartphones and other devices.

Release of the earlier MIUI 6 also saw the launch of the Mi 4 smartphone and hence, the anticipation is also building around the launch of its successor. The Mi 5 is expected to come powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and a 3030mAh battery. It could also feature a 4GB RAM and offer 16 GB or 32GB internal storage.

Taking cue from competitor OnePlus, who recently unveiled OnePlus 2 smartphone with a USB Type-C port and fingerprint sensor, Xiaomi is also expected to include the new reversible port for charging and external output in its Mi 5 along with the added security feature.

Speculations are equally high around a possible Redmi Note 2. While one would expect that the next phablet will come with the new MIUI 7 Android skin; Weibo user @KJumaleaked an image of the purported device that will run Android Lollipop with the previous MIUI 6.6.4 on top.

The Redmi Note 2 is speculated to come with a same display size as the predecessor. It will sport a 5.5-inch FHD display and run a 2.0GHz processor combined with 2 GB RAM. It will include a 13 megapixel rear camera combined with a 5 megapixel front snapper and come with 16 GB internal storage. The phablet will draw its juice from a 3020mAh battery.

Contrary to the earlier leaks, the new revelations on Oppomart show the anticipated phablet running the latest MIUI 7 atop Android 5.1. The price shown on Oppomart is $199.

(ibnlive.com)

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