Xiaomi Mi 5 Specifications, Features, Pricing, Release Date And Everything We Know About Another Important Chinese Main
Top executives at Xiaomi have confirmed the release date of the much-awaited Mi 5 smartphone. Many gossips on the approaching handset have been doing the rounds in the tech industry for months, but the firm has yet to provide any details on the Mi 5.
Here is everything that we understand up to now about the upcoming mobile device.
Chip And RAM: If rumors are to be considered the Xiaomi Mi 5 will come with 4 GB of RAM, which will increase the performance of the device.
Storage: The Xiaomi Mi 5 is speculated to be accessible in 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB built-in memory. The Mi 4 did not include a microSD card slot, which is used to expand the memory. The same is rumored for the Mi 5, something which could disappoint many smartphone enthusiasts.
Camera: The camera could also get Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a feature which was absent in the Mi 4.
Battery: Operating System: The new mobile operating system (OS) has several new attributes which has already brought many Android users. The Mi 5 is, also, anticipated to come functioning on Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box.
A previous report also suggests that apart from an Android variant, Xiaomi could also release a Mi 5 Windows variant, that will run on Windows 10 Mobile. Merely a handful of smartphones run on Windows, and it might bring the apparatus to attempt if the Mi 5 is also accessible with Window 10 Mobile.
Others: The Mi 5 is said to be available in two models: one with a glass panel at the rear and also the front, and also the other sporting an all-metal frame to give a more superior feel to the handset.
The majority of the top-end smartphones now include a fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi is, besides, expected to comprise a fingerprint detector in the back of the phone, just under the camera lens.
A fingerprint scanner will help users keep their apparatus secure and unlock it without the need of a passcode.
The Mi 4 released and was launched in August 2014, which implies that Xiaomi enthusiasts have been waiting for a year and a half for the new Mi cellphone.
Many smartphone makers including Samsung and LG have already affirmed that they will showcase their new handsets at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) occasion beginning Feb. 22 in Barcelona.
Xiaomi will also make the most of the platform by launching the Mi 5 at the occasion. On Jan. 22, Wanqiang Li, senior vice president at Xiaomi, affirmed via Weibo that the Mi 5 will be unveiled on Feb. 24. In late January 2016, Hugo Barra, vice president of Xiaomi International, stated on Twitter that the Mi 5 is going to be launched on Feb. 24.
Hopefully, customers around the world will not have to wait long for the Mi 5 to be available in the market after it has been officially launched at the MWC.
Rumors suggest that the 16 GB version of the Mi 5 will have a price tag of $625 while the 64 GB form will cost $728.
Feb. 24 is just a few weeks away, so customers will be able to grab their first glimpse of the Xiaomi Mi 5 and get the full details shortly.