Xiaomi’s big launch event is all set to kick off later today. At the event, the company’s CEO, Lei Jun, will talk about his struggles as an entrepreneur as well as reveal new updates across multiple product categories in the Mi family. This includes its first commercial under-screen camera smartphone — the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, a new Mi Pad 5 tablet, a bunch of OLED TVs, as well, as a high-end smart speaker. We can also expect other smart home products at the events.
So let’s take a quick look at what to expect from each of the products at the event today.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 will be the star of today’s event. Not only because it’ll feature high-end hardware like the Snapdragon 888+ chipset, but also because it will be Xiaomi’s first commercial under-screen camera smartphone. While we have seen in-screen cameras on phones from ZTE, the implementation on the Mix 4 is expected to be much better and could start a new wave of in-screen camera phones in the market. Other expected features of the phone include a 6.67-inch OLED display with super-thin bezels, a 100MP camera setup at the back, and 120W ultra-fast wired charging.
We have a dedicated article on what to expect from the Mi Mix 4 flagship here.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5
Tablets are the new craze in town, and it’s actually surprising Xiaomi has taken more than 3 years to update this product lineup. The Mi Pad 5 will be Xiaomi’s first tablet in quite some time and will focus on high-end productivity and entertainment.
The tablet is expected to feature Snapdragon 870 underneath with a dual 20MP + 13MP camera setup at the rear. A leak from last month had revealed that there will be two variants in the new Mi Pad lineup. The Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro will differ with respect to processors and charging technology. The Pro model will likely have a Snapdragon 870 processor and 67W fast wired charging while the standard version should have a Snapdragon 860 processor and a slower charging speed.
The display should be of 10.95-inches with a 120Hz refresh rate. The tablet is expected to support a keyboard accessory along with a stylus. Other features should include an 8720mAh battery with 65W wired charging, Android 11 OS, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and a side fingerprint sensor.
Mi OLED TV 2021
Xiaomi tried its luck with high-end OLED TVs last year and now, it’s back with the second-generation model, offering more advanced features. The company has confirmed that the OLED panels used in the 2021 models will be of better quality than last year. Further, the TVs are confirmed to support Harmon Kardon sound as well as NVIDIA’s G-SYNC certification for stutter-free and stable gaming performance.
The Mi OLED TV 2021 lineup is expected to come in three sizes: 55-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch. We can expect a hefty price tag for these OLED models as last year’s Mi Master OLED TV was launched at 12,999 yuan (~$2,011).
High-end Mi Smart Speaker
Xiaomi has a bunch of smart speakers in the Chinese market, but the company has confirmed that it will announce its most premium speaker today.
Not much is known about this device, but the company teased that it will offer a concert hall-like sound experience at your home. Given the tall claims, we can expect a high-end speaker setup inside. Further, there are rumors about the speaker being a smart hub that can also work with the new Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 to control other smart devices via UWB.
Apart from these four products, we can also expect other smaller products at the big Xiaomi launch event today. The event starts at 7.30 PM CST and is expected to continue for nearly 3 hours.
Where to Watch the Aug 10 Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Launch event?
Unfortunately, Xiaomi has not revealed whether the event will be live-streamed on YouTube. However, if you still wish to watch the event, you can watch the live stream on Xiaomi’s Chinese event page here. But note that this event will be streamed in Chinese.
You can also stay tuned to Gizmochina for updates, as we’ll be covering all the launches today.