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Xiaomi Mi 5 with Snapdragon 820

Xiaomi Mi 5 is now expected to be launched in January 2016

We have been waiting a very long time for Xiaomi to launch the Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship, successor to the Xiaomi Mi 4 that was launched way back at the end of the summer in 2014.

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 3 smartphone and the Mi Pad 2 tablet at a press event on November 24, in China, there were reports that Mi 4’s successor would be unveiled along with these products on November 24.

However, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has now confirmed the existence of the Xiaomi Mi 5. He didn’t reveal the release date of the upcoming flagship smartphone, but said that the Xiaomi Mi 5 “is worth the waiting”, and that the phone is “very very good”.

In flagship terms that is an eternity and in that time every other company has launched a new high-end device, while many (Samsung, Apple, LG, Meizu, Sony) have launched two.

Pan Jiutang (a reputed Chinese analyst) says that the Xiaomi Mi 5 would be unveiled to the world in January 2016 and go on sale in February, specifically after the Spring festival in China.

Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi Mi 5

The reasons for Xiaomi’s delay have been well documented, the Chinese company has been waiting for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset to be released.

There were also rumors claiming Xiaomi was split between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and the ten-core Helio X20 from Mediatek.

Specifications For Xiaomi Mi 5

According to reports so far, the Mi 5 will sport a 5.3-inch QHD (1440×2560)pixels resolution display with pixel density of 554 pixels per inch(PPI) protected by Gorilla Glass 4, and features a fingerprint sensor and Type-C USB port.

Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor or MediaTek’s Helio X20 chip, Adreno 530 GPU, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, 16 or 64 GB of internal storage, 4 GB RAM, a 16-megapixel Optical Image Stabilization(OIS) rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 8-megapixel front camera, a 3030mAh battery.

The Mi 5 will come with a price tag of around $400 (approximately Rs 26,900).


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