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Leaked Xiaomi and Huawei 2015 Roadmap Tips Upcoming Launches

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While Xiaomi is expected to be preparing to launch its next flagship smartphone, the Mi 5, this year apart from a bigger variant dubbed Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus, a Chinese website claims to have obtained the roadmap for Xiaomi launches for the rest of 2015, along with some of their specifications.The purported roadmap (see below) posted by Mobile-Dad also shows the 2015 device line-up of Huawei, another Chinese brand. If the roadmap is to be believed, Xiaomi, after launching the Mi 4i in India last month, will launch the Xiaomi Mi 4s in June. TheXiaomi Redmi Note series will get a successor named the Redmi Note 2 in July; while the roadmap hints that a Xiaomi Redmi Note Pro is also on the cards to be launched in the same month.

xiaomi_huawei_roadmap_2015_leak_mobile_dad.jpgThe roadmap adds the Xiaomi Mi 4s which will feature a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display; Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994); 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS, and a 4-megapixel front camera. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 will pack 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, and Snapdragon 410 (MSM8919) processor, while the Redmi Note 2 Pro will feature a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, and Snapdragon 615 processor. Both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 2 Pro are tipped to sport 13-megapixel rear cameras and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras.

The purported roadmap also claim that the Mi 5 will launch in November, contradicting an earlier report that claimed the Mi 5 Plus alongside the Mi 5 will launch in July. The November launch of the Mi 5 might be planned to counter newApple iPhone sales that usually begin by mid-October and are at the peak during November. It’s worth mentioning that the leaked roadmap doesn’t mention any details about Mi 5 Plus hinting that smartphone might be just a rumour and won’t materialise. It is said to feature a 5.2-inch QHD (1600×2560 pixel) display, a Snapdragon 820 SoC, and 20.2-megapixel rear camera.

huawei_store_reuters.jpgThe leaked roadmap also tips that Huawei will launch Ascend D8 in May with a 5.5-inch QHD display, a Hisilicon SoC, and metal casing. The Huawei Ascend Mate 8 said to launch in June will reportedly sport a 6-inch QHD display, Kirin SoC, and 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS. Next up, are two unnamed Honor phones in July, one with a 5.5-inch full-HD display and Hisilicon SoC, and one with a 5-inch HD display and Qualcomm CPU. The Huawei Honor 7 is due in August with a 5.5-inch HD display, Kirin SoC, and dual 13-megapixel rear cameras. The Ascend P9 is due in August with a 5.2-inch display, Kirin SoC, and a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS. Another Huawei Honor series smartphone is also scheduled in December.

Unfortunately, specifications, pricing, and availability details of these smartphones are limited at the moment though we expect more information to arrive when launch nears.

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