Well, there had been plenty of rumors about the Xiaomi Mi 5. Now Xiaomi has officially confirmed its upcoming Mi 5 phone. The company has also provided a launch date for the flagship handset.
The Xiaomi Vice President Liwan Jiang announced the company will launch the phone in a media event on February 24. So that means that Xiaomi will be showcasing its latest flagship at the Mobile World Congress. This latest announcement came after the Spring Festival when Xiaomi confirmed it will be launching the Mi 5.
So the Mi 5 has effectively entered production. Furthermore, Xiaomi has also confirmed the phone will be retailing a week after the media event. Note that it will initially be available in China, and Jiang never made it entirely clear if it will be available anywhere else a week after the 2016 edition of MWC.
At the announced media event, the company will reveal the Mi 5’s specifications. The phone still has unofficial preliminary specifications. What has been widely anticipated is that the handset will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with a Quad-core 2.2 GHz CPU. Consequently, with that, it will also have an Adreno 530 GPU.
The rumor mill has suggested that it’s going to have about 3 to 4 GB RAM. Specs leaked through Geekbench highlighted that the Mi 5 will more likely have 3 GB of RAM. It might be the case that the Mi 5 has two models with 3 and 4 GB RAM. In addition, most suggest that this phone will have internal storage ranging from 16 GB to 128 GB.
Some have suggested that the Mi 5 is going to have a 5.2-inch display. In addition, it could have a resolution amounting to 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. So that’s a pretty decent display, and it’s also a notable enhancement on the Mi 4’s 1,080 x 1,920 resolution.
The Mi 4 had a 13-megapixel primary camera and 8-megapixel front camera. In comparison, analysts have tipped the Mi 5 to include a 16-megapixel rear camera for photography. It might also have a 6-megapixel front-facing camera.
So roll on MWC, when we can expect to find out just how accurate the rumored specs for the Mi 5 are. With a Snapdragon 820 chipset, this handset will be a good alternative to Sony, LG and Galaxy flagships that will probably be included at MWC.