Rumors have pointed toward an early 2016 launch for the Xiaomi Mi 5 for a while, but this has now been confirmed by one of Xiaomi’s co-founders, Li Wanqiang, on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is currently in mass production for a launch following Chinese New Year on February 8.
Mi 5 will be powered by the Snapdragon 820. So far all reports of the Snapdragon 820 have it being a huge improvement over the problematic Snapdragon 810, which crippled several of 2015’s major flagships. The Mi 5 will pack 4 GB of RAM and have 32 GB and 64 GB models.
Other rumors about the Mi 5 include full metal construction, fingerprint scanner, QHD display, a 16 MP primary camera and massive 13 MP front-facing camera along with a huge 3,600 mAh battery featuring Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 standard.
Interestingly, the Mi 5 is rumored to have a 5.2-inch display, cramming in a huge 565 ppi. Previously leaked price details have the device at the equivalent of $310 and $390 US dollars, but these prices are not yet confirmed
- 5.2-inch display
- Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC
- 3GB RAM, 32GB/4GB RAM, 64GB storage
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow, MIUI 7 OS
- 16-megapixel rear camera
- 13-megapixel front camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- 3,600mAh non-removable battery
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