Xiaomi Mi 5 to launch in February with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset

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Xiaomi Mi 5 to launch in February with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset

The long rumored Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship device had been a hot topic in the rumor mill in the past several weeks, being the center of a number of rumors and leaks. With the mobile's release date just around the corner, the variants are said to be priced at 1,999 yuan and 2,299 yuan respectively, previous rumors claimed.

Wanqiang also teased us with news that the Mi 5 will be among the first handsets to utilize Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 820 chipset. Prick up your ears now, for Mr. Liwan Jiang, co-founder and VP of Xiaomi, has finally proclaimed the magic words in his personal Weibo account.

Apart from the standard features, the Mi5 will also get a 16MP primary camera (although, a certain faction believes that Xiaomi could be offering a 20MP primary lens) along with an 8MP secondary lens. The smartphone is already in mass production so that there is not pent up demand at the time of launch, it added.

On the software front, as expected, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS will apparently run the handset, out of the box with the usual MIUI on top of it. A killer 3,600 mAh battery unit has also been tipped to be part of the device.

Current leaks are suggesting the Mi 5 will have an all metal body finish with a fingerprint scanner situated in the front facing home button.

The handset is said to come in two memory and storage versions - 3GB of RAM with 32GB inbuilt storage, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage.

 

That means the Xiaomi Mi 5 is going to be announced either by the end of this month or early next month, and should be available in stores across China starting second or third week of February

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