Analyst says Xiaomi Mi 5 will be launched in February, CEO Lei Jun calls it amazing

Analyst says Xiaomi Mi 5 will be launched in February, CEO Lei Jun calls it amazing
After the Xiaomi event on November 24th, during which the company unveiled the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, CEO Lei Jun spoke a little about the Xiaomi Mi 5. We've been noting that it has been 16 months since the company previously released its last flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi 4. But the executive said that unlike most companies in the industry, Xiaomi spends 12 to 18 months to develop its flagship phones.

That time frame should mean that the Xiaomi Mi 5 is close to seeing the light of day. In fact, Lei Jun says that he is currently using the device as his daily driver and says that it is amazing. So exactly when might we see the amazing Mi 5? According to analyst Pan Jiutang, Xiaomi wants to release its new flagship after the country's Spring Festival, which takes place in February. The analyst says that the company will be producing a lot of Xiaomi Mi 5 units as it expects heavy demand for the phone.

The latest rumored specs for the device include a 5.2-inch display, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 SoC will be under the hood, containing a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with a 3000mAh battery.

We still haven't heard anything from Xiaomi about a possible U.S. launch of the current flagship model, the Xiaomi Mi 4. Both the Mi 4 and the Xiaomi Redmi 2 have been certified by the FCC, which has fanned the flames about a possible stateside expansion by the manufacturer.

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source: GizmoChina

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Mi 5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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8 Comments

1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Please don't be China Exclusive during the initial launch period...

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Agreed. Hope they deal why their patent issue with MediaTek and launch new redmi note 3 India soon also with accessories.

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

GL Xiaomi taking the sales of the S7.

9. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

LAME CHINESE CRAP.

14. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

this phone is never gonna be released. im sure we got a hundred million dates already.. excited though!!

15. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Thanks xiaomi you have made this into reality.. Very good quallity phone at reasonable price.... I have owned mi2s for about 3 years and it is still kicking.. Even marshmalow availble for this litle baby now..

16. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

SenseID under the AMOLED display, please Xiaomi.

17. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Xiaomi Rogue Nation

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