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Xiaomi to reveal its Snapdragon 820-powered Mi5 flagship in November?

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Xiaomi to reveal its Snapdragon 820-powered Mi5 flagship in November?
Weibo leakster Leaksfly published alleged details around Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi's upcoming flagship smartphone, the Mi5. According to his sources, the hot-shot handset will be announced in early November this year. It will come rocking Qualcomm's late-2015 premium silicon, the Snapdragon 820, in addition to a 5.5-inch Quad-HD resolution display, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, a 16 or 20MP main camera, a fingerprint reader, USB-C, and all that at just 5.1mm of thickness.

Moreover, the Snapdragon 820 SoC could allow Xiaomi to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint identification system, which has the advantage of not needing a capacitive sensor or a button present anywhere on the device's body to function.

The leakster claims that the November date was decided upon because of Qualcomm's SoC roadmap. Initially, Xiaomi looked towards a summer release for the Mi5, but then decided to wait for the American chip maker's next best thing in order to challenge the domestic competition with a specs-intensive smartphone that offers the absolute best in 2015 mobile technology - unless 4K-resolution screens happen, that is. Either way, the Mi5 will go on sale before the end of the year, which is certainly a nice way to send the past 12 months off with a bang.

Summer will be a busy season for Xiaomi, still, as the company will make an effort to stay afloat in the market with the interim Xiaomi Mi4s, a revision of its last-year flagship smartphone that comes updated with the Snapdragon 810 SoC and a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, among other incremental improvements. This phone could be eventually unveiled on July 15.

source: Mobile Dad (Translated)

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