Xiaomi launched the MI4 flagship device in 2014 and was rumored from a long time for its upcoming flagship MI 5 and finally, the wait has been over, as the Chinese manufacturer has finally revealed that they are going to hold an event on 24th February and MI 5 is going to launch in this event. Xiaomi officially announced this event details on their MIUI forum here and the Xiaomi co-founder Liwan Jiang also posted on its weibo account about this event. The device is long rumored to be launched with latest Qualcomm chip Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM and other specifications that we will discuss here in this article.
Xiaomi MI 5 is currently the hot topic on the net and the upcoming Xiaomi flagship has already got tremendous popularity online from its rumors and leaks. The device has been leaked a number of times in leaked renders and in a video too. A few days back, a new image surfaced on weibo showing the front panel of the device. The device was also spotted listed on Chinese gearbest website with full specifications and images. Xiaomi also faced legal issues before the launch of the MI 5 and MI 5 Plus when a US based firm sued the Chinese O.E.M. for patent infringement.
The Xiaomi co-founder posted,”February 24, 2016 MI new spring conference, that is, we look forward to the #5#MI , ticket sales and the rules to be announced the next Tuesday!” the “#5#MI” clearly suggests that MI 5 is going to be launched in this event and we may also see the launch of the MI 5 Plus as well in this event.
The fresh Xiaomi 5 rumors and gearbest listing of the device suggests that it will have two variants with one having 3GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage and the other will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. MI 5 will have with a 5.2-inch QHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It will be powered by the Quad Core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820 SoC and will run on MIUI 7 based on Android 5 Lollipop OS out of the box.
It will feature a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and an 8-megapixel front facing camera with rear camera capable of 4K video recording. It will be backed up by the 3,600mAh non-removable battery. The device will also come with a fingerprint scanner available in the physical home button of the phone. Connectivity options includes 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, WIFI 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, OTG, NFC and Dual SIM connectivity.
The Xiaomi MI 5 Plus is rumored to have a 5.5-inch or 5.7-inch 2K display and will be powered by the same quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4 GB RAM. It will have 32 GB eMMC inbuilt storage and will feature the same 16 MP rear and 8 MP front facing cameras. Other specs are expected to be same as the MI 5. It is expected to be priced at around 2500 Yuan.
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