After rocketing to the top of China’s smartphone game, Xiaomi is reportedly taking on a new challenge: notebooks.

According to a report from Bloomberg the smartphone vendor is in talks with Samsung to source the memory chips and displays for a device that could be released as soon as 2016, putting them in direct competition with Apple and Lenovo.

A separate source quoted in DigiTimes says “Xiaomi is planning to use the same strategy as the one for smartphones and will release notebooks with high price performance ratio.”

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com