Xiaomi is all over the news as their January 15th press event nears. Meanwhile, Google has finally launched the sand version of the Nexus 9.
Xiaomi is getting ready for a major announcement as we keep wondering what the event will be about. We are expecting January 15th to be all about the Xiaomi Mi 5. We know nothing about it so far, but Xiaomi wants to let you know that it won’t be a burden in your pocket.
The device will be super thin, if the simple teaser is to be believed. The image displays a hand with no device, as well as the caption “As _____ as paper”. We have two days to go, so sit tight and cling to the Mobile Geeks home page to learn more when the time comes.
Opinion: Whatever this is, we can expect it to be awesome. Xiaomi is known for making quality products at super low prices, so we are in for a treat. Of course, you will likely have a hard time getting one, though.
Rumors say the Xiaomi Mi 5 won’t be taking the stage alone. In fact, another Xiaomi teaser seems to confirm that, and a new leak has just arrived. The image below shows what could be the Xiaomi Note, a phablet that is said to be thinner than any other Xiaomi device out there.
Opinion: The leak comes with a suggested price, which is a little higher than usual. At 3499 Yuan, this device must have some serious specs. Either that or the price in the image is wrong.
The Nexus 9 has been around for a while, but a specific version has taken a few full moons to get here. This would be the sand version of the Nexus 9, which is now available from the Google Play Store for those who have been itching for something other than black or white.
Sadly, you don’t have many options just yet. The tan-colored device is only available in a 32 GB configuration, with no LTE. You can get it for $479 now. Not exactly cheap, but this is on hell of an Android tablet.
Opinion: I don’t know if a sand-colored version is enough to let go of LTE, or be forced to upgrade to 32 GB. It does look pretty nice, though. This might be a great option to choose if you were already eyeing that configuration.