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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