Xiaomi Mi 5, which has been in the news for quite a while and thus will become the company’s next flagship, is now confirmed to come next month. The confirmation came from Xiaomi’s co-founder and senior vice presiden, Li Wanqiang, who revealed this on Chinese microblogging site â€“ Weibo.
In addition to the launch, the post also confirmed that Xiaomi Mi5 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. He also revealed that phone is currently in mass production so that the company could have enough stock when the handset is launched following Chinese New Year on February 8.
The Mi 5 is expected to have a 5.2-inch display with Quad HD or 1440×2560 pixels resolution, a 3000 mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor and a 16 megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) feature. The OIS feature, usually found in high end smartphones and cameras, reduces shakiness in captured images.
The device is expected to come in two variants: 3GB of RAM with 32GB inbuilt storage, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB memory. It is rumored to have 16-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. It will have a 3600mAh battery and will run MIUI 7 based on Android 6 Marshmallow.
Earlier reports claimed that the phone could be priced at 1,999 Yuan (approx Rs.20,300) for the 3GB version and 2,299 Yuan (approx Rs.23,400) for 4GB version of the phone in China.