Xiaomi is reportedly going to break the tradition of releasing relatively cheap phones, by launching a $600 device later this year. According to GizmoChina, this information comes directly from Xiaomi co-founder Liwan Jiang. Fans of the company should not be worried though, as Xiaomi won't be putting an end to its affordable offerings.
Considering that $600 is pretty much double what the base model of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is selling for, this alleged new device better be something really special. Since Xiaomi's cheaper offerings have always had great value for their price, we can only assume that the manufacturer would be going all out on build quality and features with this premium-priced device. Maybe Xiaomi is preparing to hit the global market with a phone that's actually easy to get outside of China?