Apple announced its iPhone SE smartphone earlier this month featuring a super compact 4-inch display. Considering Apple’s position in the industry, many speculated that some Android manufacturers will follow Apple and release their own version of compact flagships.
Now, a new leak via Weibo reveals that Xiaomi could be working on an Android smartphone with a compact 4.3-inch display. The phone is reportedly called as the Xiaomi M2 SE and will feature pretty powerful specs. The device is rumored to come with Snapdragon 820 chipset under the hood with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 4.3-inch 720p display. There will be a 13MP Sony IMX258 rear camera and fingerprint sensor as well.
Another thing highlighted by the leak was that the phone will look exactly like the Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship. The battery will be decent measuring 2350mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 and the phone will be as big as the iPhone SE. The Xiaomi M2 SE is rumored to release in June this year for a price tag of 1799 Yuan ($276).
For a first leak, this is a bit too detailed. We have got the specs, design, pricing as well as the release date of the device, all in one leak, which makes this just too good to be true. So, we will advise you to take this leak with a pinch of salt.
However, considering that Apple thinks there’s a market for compact 4-inch smartphones, we may see more Android makers get into the small screen flagship game this year.
So, what do you think? Would you love to see a 4.3-inch Xiaomi smartphone running MIUI 7? [source]