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People stand near a logo of Xiaomi ahead of the launching ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Xiaomi has been rumored to be working on a laptop for a long time. However, back then, there was no official information available in this regard. Thanks to the industry sources, the Xiaomi laptop rumor has started gaining momentum yet again. Notably, some tech portals are referring this unnamed device as “Mi laptop” and “Xiaomi notebook.”

According to GSM Arena citing Lei Phone, the Xiaomi laptop is being built in the company’s own dedicated PC department. This also means, the end product would be a true Xiaomi device with no outsourcing of work or rebranding the already existing devices.

Known widely as the Apple of China, Xiaomi will apparently opt for a full-metal body and the design of the notebook will be similar to the MacBook. This device is believed to be launched in April 2016, Gizmo China reported.

Spec-wise, the Xiaomi laptop will reportedly feature a 15.6-inch display, bundled with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels screen resolution and an LED panel. Under the hood, the device will come powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor and backed by a cool 8 GB of RAM configuration.

To top it off, Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M is rumored to take care of the graphics side of things, along with a 2 GB dedicated video memory. Speaking of software, the device will run on Linux instead of Windows 10 to keep a check on the cost.

As far as the price goes, the Xiaomi laptop or Mi laptop will reportedly set the buyers back by 2,999 yuan, which roughly translates to $466. In comparison, the notebooks with similar configurations like Asus G551, Acer Aspire V3 and the Lenovo Y50 retail for $1000+, according to GSM Arena.

Apart from the 15.6-inch display clad Xiaomi laptop, the company has been rumored to be working on a 12.5-inch or 13.3-inch version as well. Nevertheless, readers are advised to take the reported information with the proverbial pinch of salt as Xiaomi has not confirmed any details so far.