Xiaomi Mi 5 is the most hottest upcoming device in the smartphone world. The Chinese company has not launched a ‘true flagship’ device since a long time but that is about to change this February. Liwan Jiang, Co-Founder and VP of Xiaomi has already confirmed that the upcoming Mi 5 will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor, the Snapdragon 820. Now, the device has been listed on Gearbest, further confirming the specifications and design of the smartphone.
Gearbest has listed two models of the Xiaomi Mi 5. One comes with 16GB storage and another comes with 64 GB of internal storage. Here, both of them comes with 4 GB of RAM but according to previous rumours, we have seen that the 16GB ROM variant will come with 3 GB of RAM whereas 4 GB RAM will be coupled with 64 GB of storage. At this point of time, we cannot rule out both the combinations. Other specifications include a 3,600 mAh non-removable battery, 16 and 8 megapixel rear and front cameras, a 5.2-inch Quad HD display with a pixel density of 565 ppi and a 1.8 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset.
There was also a rumour about the Mi 5 coming with two types of display panels – a Full HD 1080p and a Quad HD display. The Gearbest listing does not show that model but we cannot rule out its possibility either.
According to the latest reports, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be announced right after the Chinese New Year (February 8) and will go on sale after one week of the announcement in China.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Rumoured Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 5 will feature a 5.2-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) QHD LCD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It will rock a 16 megapixel rear primary camera with dual-tone LED flash that supports 4K video recording and a 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It will be powered by a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) 64-bit processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It will come with 3 / 4 GB of RAM along with 32 / 64 GB of internal storage. The device will run on MIUI 7 out of the box based on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The upcoming Xiaomi the Mi 5 has scored 2140 on Single Core and 4762 on multi-core. It will likely pack in a 3,600 mAh battery under the hood with Quick Charge support. There are no concrete information but we have heard in the past that Mi 5 will sport a microUSB Type-C port as well. It will also come with a fingerprint scanner embedded on the home button.
According to the latest reports, the Xiaomi Mi 5 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM variant will be priced at CNY 1999 (US $303 / INR Rs 20,194 approximately) and the 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM variant will cost CNY 2299 (US $349 / INR Rs 23,200 approximately). We will know the exact specifications, features and pricing of the smartphone very soon.