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

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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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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11 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

6. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 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.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

2. AlikMalix unregistered

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

7. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

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

8. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

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

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 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.

9. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

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

12. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

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

16. mjparc

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 15, 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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