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Xiaomi Mi 5 to be unveiled on February 20th, launched the next day?

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Xiaomi Mi 5 to be unveiled on February 20th, launched the next day?
Over the last three weeks, we have seen what appears to be legitimate leaks of the Xiaomi Mi 5. That left us wondering (along with everyone else in the industry) when Xiaomi's new flagship model might be available for sale. The answer might have come today in the form of a Weibo poster who claims that the handset will be unveiled on February 20th, and launched the very next day.

Last week, Xiaomi co-founder Liwan Jiang said that the phone is currently being mass produced, and that the unit would be launched after the Spring Festival in China. That holiday begins on February 9th. Reportedly, Foxconn assembly line workers are racking up overtime, building enough inventory to cover the heavy demand expected for the handset.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to carry a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 820 SoC with a quad-core CPU, and the Adreno 530 GPU. Two variations are expected. One comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, while the other features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.

The phone is expected to sport a 16MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP selfie snapper in front. A fingerprint scanner is included, most likely embedded in the front-facing home button. A 3030mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 6.0 in pre-installed.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has been eagerly awaited by many looking to replace their Xiaomi Mi 4. The latter is now over 18-months old, which is ancient  for a flagship smartphone in this day and age. If this tipster is right, we could see the new phone unwrapped and on the market as soon as next month.

source: Weibo via GadgetzArena

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posted on 13 Jan 2016, 22:58 2

1. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2711; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


This Could Very Well Be My Next Phone, I Love That It Has FHD And Not That Dreaded Performance Killing QHD.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 23:16 2

6. manojmcn (Posts: 574; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Well S6 with QHD has same screen on time with likes of One M9 with HD and bigger battery. Today's processors are much capable of driving QHD displays, shouldn't worry about performance. Just that you may see a few points less in benchmark tests, nothing in real time use.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 00:23 4

10. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2711; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Nothing in real time use. that's bulls**t. I play graphically intense games on my S6 and it lags all the time. When I run game bench it gets worse FPS than my M8. My M8 and 5s are better for playing games, luckily samsung has this handy app(Game tuner) that allows me to lower the resolution of games for better performance, Samsung only made such an app cause they know QHD ruins performance. I gotta go find my rant about QHD and come back.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 00:30

11. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2711; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Go Read My Comments.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Do-you-think-the-performance-overhead-of-Quad-HD-displays-is-worth-it_id76998
It'll Be Quick They're On The First Page.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 23:07 1

2. AlikMalix (Posts: 6289; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Clicked on it - thought it was an iPhone with pink face...

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 23:56 2

7. Astonvan (Posts: 237; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


All of us know that you came here just to troll :P

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 23:58 1

8. Astonvan (Posts: 237; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


All of us know that you came here just to troll :P

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 23:12 1

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 1104; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Question: Is this phone gonna be compatible with At&t lte bands?
Can I remove all Chinese words from the UI?
Two years ago I purchased a Lenovo phone to my dad and some Chinese words were non removable and pretty annoying appeared in everywhere in the UI.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 00:05

9. NonFanBoy (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Just buy the Indian version of the phone. No chinese words in the UI.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 00:30

12. TheBiz (Posts: 232; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


ohhh and u also thought u could shove it up ur aaaaass

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 04:24

16. mjparc (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Sep 2015)


No more Xiaomi for me if they still use DragonTrail glass instead of Gorilla Glass.
It's just not serious for a " flagship" . My Mi3 glass broke in my pocket --"

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