The Xiaomi Mi5, Xiaomi’s latest entry into the smartphone business, is expected to be unveiled on Wednesday and will be one of the first smartphones to feature an all-metal design.
Xiaomi has made the design a trademark and has since been spotted in a number of promotional images, with the device being touted as the world’s thinnest smartphone.
The company’s logo, however, is nowhere to be seen.
A spokesperson for Xiaomi said: “There are only two possible colours of metal in the world – copper and silver – and there are only one million of each.”
We have already spent countless hours trying to find a better metal, but we cannot make an aluminium phone with just copper and aluminium, we need a very specific metal.
“Therefore we are very confident that the Mi5 will be metal, and its design will be unique.”
The new Mi5 is expected be unveiled at a press event on Wednesday at the Xiaomi HQ in Hong Kong, and the company has reportedly begun production of the device.
The device is expected cost between $499 and $599.
The new Mi 5 will be available in China, India and the United States, with other countries yet to be announced.