Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China's mobile company Xiaomi, shows new features at launch ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4 in Beijing
Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China's mobile company Xiaomi, shows the new features at a launch ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing, July 22, 2014. China's Xiaomi unveiled on Tuesday its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. REUTERS

The alleged Xiaomi laptop was leaked in Gizmochina and has revealed that the tech company is building its own laptop. This is not the first time that speculations about the release of a possible Xiaomi notebook have spread. Based on the leaked images, the rumoured device sports an over-all look similar to that of Apple's MacBook Air from its aluminum frame up to its hinge and even its black keyboard. Report says that the alleged laptop bears Xiaomi's bright orange logo merely replacing the famous Apple branding.

The rumoured Xiaomi laptop might be powered by Intel's Haswell i7-4500u processor, equipped with 2 x8GB dual channel memory and might use the Xiaomi customised Linux OS as its platform. The laptop might sport a 15-inch display with 1080p screen resolution.

As reported by 9to5mac, Xiaomi is undoubtedly the largest smartphone manufacturer in China and has gained $1.1 billion in funding and currently, the company is now valued at $45 billion in total. The company also confirmed that it will launch its upcoming flagship smartphone that is also rumoured to sport a design that is much similar to Apple's iPhone.

Some might think that these are mere coincidences but even Xiaomi's product launches seem to copy Apple's style with its events. Xiaomi's founder and CEO Lei Jun even sports Steve Job's manner of dressing, the iconic blue jeans, black shirt and tennis shoes. According to reports, the CEO also used the phrase "one more thing" which happens to be Job's signature line.

According to an interview with Apple's design chief, they find Xiaomi's obvious copying as a form of theft instead of flattery. Apparently, Apple is not happy with all the alleged similarities of Xiaomi's products with its own flagship devices.

Finally, the design of the rival companies' laptops mirrors each other but its selling price will be the big differentiator. The Xiaomi laptop might cost around 2999 Yuan or roughly around $481 compared to MacBook Air, which starts at $899. But then again, the Chinese tech giant has not released any official statement about the rumoured laptop.

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