The founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, posted a message on the social network Weibo, from which it appears that the company intends to release an expensive flagship smartphone.

Mr. Jun asked netizens if they wanted to buy a $1,500 Xiaomi smartphone and what they thought it should be.

In response, the survey participants said that at such a price, the smartphone should be of very high quality. In addition, wishes were expressed for sufficient volumes of production so that there would be no shortage.

The head of Xiaomi did not go into details about the new product, but observers agree that the company plans to present a powerful Mi MIX smartphone of the next generation.

There are rumors that the device may get a flexible display and a book case. Thus, the device will be Xiaomi’s first smartphone with a flexible design.

It is likely that the presentation of the new generation Mi MIX will take place no earlier than the second quarter of this year.