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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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