Xiaomi is widely believed to be working on different kind of devices besides smartphones. So it didn t really come as a surprise, when an alleged photo of its laptop leaked yesterday. Also Read - Redmi Note 8 Pro to get new orange colour variant, could be Xiaomi’s anniversary specialAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra to get antimicrobial case, screen protector as part of in-box goodies
As you can see in the above photo, the laptop closely resembles an Apple MacBook Air, and not surprisingly the company faced a lot of flak for it. Turns out the photo is actually a fake, a company s executive confirmed to Tech in Asia. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra could launch with 120Hz AMOLED display on August 11
The laptop was being referred to as the Xiaomi Notebook, and as mentioned above resembles a MacBook Air. It was said to carry a 15-inch full HD display, an Intel Haswell i7 processor and 8GB dual channel memory modules, for a total of 16GB of RAM. The computer was expected to be priced at $499 (Rs 32,000 approximately).
The publication ran reverse image searches on Google and found that there were a number of similar laptops dating as early as 2011. The laptop in the dubious image resembled a lot to Kaka i5, in fact, except the orange Xiaomi logo, it is the same laptop. When asked for authenticity, Kaylene Hong, Xiaomi s communications manager told, that s false news, to the publication.