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

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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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



1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Woah,the real flagship killer!

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

2. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 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.

6. Javanese

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 22, 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

7. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

9. Javanese

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 22, 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

10. Netrubbish

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 24, 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.

3. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

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

4. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Is the pink version sponsored by Pepto-Bismol?

5. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

It looks like hahaha

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