Xiaomi may be looking to debut in the desktop PC market, according to two different leaks on Weibo. Based on the images and information provided, it is suggested that the Chinese tech giant could introduce a Mac Mini-like device and a miniature tower PC soon.
The first of which pretty much resembles Apple’s product in terms of design. However, its rounded square shaped case is shown to be slightly taller, and features ventilation on its side. In front of the device are two USB ports and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, as well as a power button.
As for specifications, it is said that this particular model will be running an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor with integrated Radeon 680M RDNA2 GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD. The leak also suggests that it will be priced at CNY 3,999 (~RM 2,497), though no release date was mentioned.
The next Xiaomi desktop PC is more mysterious, as no information regarding its internal hardware has been provided. Instead, we’re only presented with a set of live photos featuring a mostly empty miniature tower case, which looks rather gaming-centric in terms of design.
On its back is shown to have a mechanical key switch, various slots to accommodate different types of internal hardware, as well as a port and a power switch for installed power supply. According to Videocardz.com, the latter is said to be a 100W XM22AL5X PSU, though it could only be a placeholder component since its output capacity is considerably low.
The publication also suggests that both desktop PCs were initially planned to be unveiled alongside the Xiaomi 13 series on 1 December in China. However, as with most events that were supposed to be held in the country around the same time, it has been postponed in the wake of the recent passing of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin. The company has yet to announce a new date for the launch.