Posted on 23rd Dec 2015 @ 5:12 PM
All eyes are on Xiaomi as the company will eventually introduce its long-awaited Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship phone. We have seen a few images leaked, but nothing official. In fact, some of these pictures were subsequently dismissed as fakes, or were revealed to be older Xiaomi models. Company CEO Lei Jun, who has been using the device as his daily driver, says that the Mi 5 is well worth waiting for. How long will that wait be? Analysts close to Xiaomi, like Pan Jiutang, expect the handset to be unveiled in February,
Today a new set of renders have appeared, purportedly showing off the Xiaomi Mi 5. Right off the bat, we should point out that the the phone looks quite similar to the Xiaomi Mi Note except for the addition of the home button. The Mi 5 is rumored to carry a fingerprint scanner, which will probably be embedded inside the button.
The latest rumored specs for the Xiaomi Mi 5 include a 5.2-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 SoC is under the hood, containing a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. We expect to see two versions of the phone, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The other variant will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native memory. A 16MP rear camera will be on board, and the Mi 5 should sport a Type-C USB port. The whole shebang will be powered by a 3600mAh battery.
While we suggest that you take the image that accompanies this story with the proverbial grain of salt, we look forward to seeing an official release from the manufacturer. Xiaomi is said to be expecting heavy demand for the phone, and the long delay only increases the excitement and the buzz that surrounds it.