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At last! The Xiaomi Mi 5 will be unveiled during February 24th media event

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At last! The Xiaomi Mi 5 will be unveiled during February 24th media event
Sure, Xiaomi doesn't yet sell its phones in the U.S., but that is just a matter of time. While the average U.S. consumer wouldn't be familiar with the brand, smartphone fanatics and our loyal readers are most likely aware that an inordinate amount of time has passed since the company popped out its last flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi 4, back in July 2014.

Whatever the cause of the delay, Xiaomi Senior VP Liwan Jiang announced today that the company will take the wraps off of the Xiaomi Mi 5 on February 24th. Numerous images of the device have been leaked, and the executive revealed that more details about the unveiling will be released this coming Tuesday, January 26th.

The February 24th media event is rumored to last one to two hours, and could involve more models than just the Xiaomi Mi 5. The handset's delay could have something to do the manufacturer waiting for the Snapdragon 820 chipset that will be powering it. That means that the phone will sport a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. The 5.2-inch screen will carry either a 1080 x 1920 or a 1440 x 2560 resolution. We could see different variants with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.

According to some reports, the Mi 5 will be equipped with a 16MP rear-facing camera and a 13MP front-facing camera; a 3030mAh battery will keep the lights on. Android 6.0 is expected to be pre-installed, along with the latest version of MIUI running on top.

Check out some leaked images of the phone by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: Xiaomi via GizmoChina

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posted on 22 Jan 2016, 13:00 2

1. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Woah,the real flagship killer!

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:46

8. ibend (Posts: 3871; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and half year later, one manufacturer will release their so called flagship killer, with similar spec and higher price *stare at oneplus*

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 13:08 2

2. Carl3000 (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


It's not a matter of time before they come to USA, they're most likely never coming. At least not in the next 2-3 years.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 16:43 1

6. Javanese (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Jan 2016)


They dont have to sell it in US. It will kill apple and samsung for sure, then someone will start sueing them. The fight isnt worth it. Why sell it in US when selling in other countries has benefit them

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 17:20

7. keithtae (Posts: 349; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


To be quite honest, I doubt so. Even the much more well-known brand LG didn't quite hurt samsung and apple in terms of sales. With xiaomi aka the "Chinese brand" I really doubt so.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 20:20

9. Javanese (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Jan 2016)


I've used apple, samsung and xiaomi.. so i know the quality of those brands. Xiaomi is a budget phone, but it offers premium experience.. you have no idea unless you use it.. hahaha

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 20:21

10. Netrubbish (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Dec 2015)


It's not worth the fight for Xiaomi because the US will protect their own brand from Xiaomi who will give a major threat to iphones & motorola. Xiaomi realizes there will be too much interest from the manufacturer & government to stop the Chinese invasion. Why persists on US market which probably only represent 10% global market share or less ? Asian markets are where the future lies.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 13:26

3. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


"Unveiled".... Everyone's done that. More like released.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 14:16 1

4. Landon (Posts: 428; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Is the pink version sponsored by Pepto-Bismol?

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 15:10

5. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


It looks like hahaha

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