The company shared a new teaser image on Facebook showing a couple of hands accompanied by an incomplete sentence, "_ is better than one." We expect the missing word is two in the sentence, which corroborates earlier leaks, and we can expect the successor to the Xiaomi Mi 4, the Mi 5, to launch alongside the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 at the event.
Additionally, the company also revealed that it will be live streaming the Beijing event on Facebook. The company shared the live stream link and has also kicked off a countdown to the announcement.
In other news, Xiaomi recently shared a new YouTube video titled "When Xiaomi Employees First Saw the New Flagship Product." The video shows reactions of Xiaomi employees when they first encountered the new flagship product.
Considering that this is the first major event of 2015 - Xiaomi is leaving no stone unturned to promote the launch event on social platforms.
For specifications, the Mi 5 (also referred to as Mi 4S) smartphone is said to feature a 5.7-inch Quad-HD (1440x2560 pixels) display; a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor; 3GB of RAM, and a 20.7-megapixel rear camera. The most recent leaks (yesterdays benchmark leak) however, list a Snapdragon 801 processor.
The successor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note, on the other hand, is expected to feature a 5.7-inch full-HD display with a 2.5D glass screen; ab64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) octa-core processor; 2GB of RAM; 16GB/32GB storage variants; a 13-megapixel rear camera; a 5-megapixel front camera; MIUI 6 based on Android 4.4 KitKat; dual-SIM support (Micro-SIMs), and a 3600mAh battery.
Late on Tuesday, a Chinese publication posted a bunch of images purportedly showing the alleged Mi 5 smartphone. In the leaked images, the Mi 5 was seen running a benchmark app, thought to be AnTuTu, showing a test score of the smartphone.