Subtlety isn’t very high on Xiaomi’s list of corporate qualities, it seems, with the up-and-coming Android device manufacturer far from shy in terms of revealing exactly what will be on display at a press conference in China (where else?) on September 27.
While the oft-rumored Mi 5s name is technically not spelled out in full in the Chinese OEM’s event invites and teaser image, we’re pretty sure that ginormous S doesn’t stand for Superman… or Mi Note 2 or Pro.
But the Mi Note 2’s umpteenth “delay” (remember, the first Mi Note came out in January 2015) isn’t necessarily bad news, considering all the word around the water cooler in regards to the Xiaomi Mi 5s possibly hauling quite the impressive upgrade inventory.
This is likely not just an overclocked Mi 5 (there’s already one of those in stores), Snapdragon 821 processing power presumably replacing SD820, RAM options capping off at 6GB, and the fingerprint reader turning ultrasonic, thus not requiring a dedicated physical button anymore.
You shouldn’t rule out a top-of-the-line Xiaomi Mi 5s configuration sporting a dual-curved, Galaxy Edge-like screen either, albeit still with 1080p resolution. All in all, you definitely want to check out what September 27 has in store.