Alleged first Xiaomi Mi5 camera samples leak out
Xiaomi, the phone maker that went from zero to hero in the span of just three years, becoming the world's fourth-largest handset manufacturer, is expected to unveil its new flagship, the Xiaomi Mi5 (or Mi 4s) in less than a week, on January 15th. The handset is expected to run on Snapdragon 805 or Snapdragon 810, have a 5.2" Quad HD, and sport aluminum body with 140.89mm of height and 71.4mm of width, which would make it one of the more compact flagships out there.
As for the camera, the rumors were pointing to a 20- or a 16-megapixel unit with an 8-megapixel selfie cam, but a couple of leaked shots, allegedly from the Mi5, indicate that Xiaomi might retain the current 13 MP resolution. Another interesting speculation is that the Mi5 will be just 5.1mm thin, which would put it on equal footing with the thinnest phone out there, though we'd have to see this to believe it, since it will also mean the flagship will have to be equipped with a diminished battery capacity - not exactly a good idea if you will be flaunting a Quad HD panel. Check out the purported camera samples from the Mi5 below.