Now, a new leak tips that the company is gearing up to enter the PC segment with the launch of its first laptop. Gizmo China claims to have received some details of the configuration of the alleged Mi laptop alongside the purported pricing of the device.
According to the leaked details, the rumoured Xiaomi laptop will feature a large 15-inch display with a full-HD (1080p) resolution. The laptop is said to pack an Intel Haswell processor (Core i7-4500U) and feature two 8GB dual channel memory modules, which means it will pack a total of 16GB of RAM. The publication also claims that the Chinese brand will price its first laptop at as low as CNY 2,999 (Rs. 30,700 approximately).
The alleged Mi laptop has been also leaked in few images that show similar design aesthetics to Apple's Macbook Air range, featuring a similar colour scheme, bezel size, keyboard style, and other details.
The laptop is seen sporting 'Mi' branding just below the screen, while another logo is present at the back where the Apple logo would be engraved on Macbook Air laptops. The report speculates that the first Xiaomi laptop will run a "customised Linux OS".
So far, no announcement regarding Xiaomi's first laptop has been made by the Chinese company and we recommend our readers to take this leak with a pinch of salt as the its legitimacy remains questionable.
To recap, Xiaomi this year was claimed to be the third-largest mobile phone vendor in terms of smartphones sold replacing Huawei in the third quarter this year, according to a market research firm. It was shortly after ousted from this spot when Lenovo completed its acquisition of Motorola.
Recently, Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain announced that the Chinese smartphone brand had crossed a major milestone in India this month - it had managed to sell 1 million smartphones in the country since its entry in July.