The much awaited new Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone has now been supposedly leaked on to the social media. A user on Weibo posted the first look of the phone. This image shows MI 5’s sleek design, flaunting the front panel curving towards the sides of the handset. The visual representation is close to that of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones. Only difference, the display does not appear to be curved.
It is well known that the earlier versions of the MI series are now being manufactured at the Foxconn plant at Sri City. It is still not known if the rocking new version of MI 5 also comes from the same plant.
The phone looks state of the art, stylish, sleek and sophisticated, good enough to give a hard time to the A listers of the Smartphones. Mi 5 sports a home button and a supposedly infrared emitter on top besides the headphone slot. It is worth mentioning that the smartphone design tipped in the leaked image matches the previously leaked render images of the handset.
Xiaomi had already confirmed that the new Mi 5 will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and will be launched after the Spring Festival, which starts on February 8th for 15 days. The internal sources later on revealed that the smartphone will go on sale a week after the launch.
Based on the preliminary leaks, the Mi 5 is said to feature a 5.2-inch display with either full-HD or QHD resolution. The handset is stated to come in two memory and storage versions – 3GB of RAM with 32GB inbuilt storage, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage. Mi 5 is also rumoured to have a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. It is also supposed to be backed by a 3600mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech. The handset is said to run MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Xiaomi’s Mi 5 is one of the most anticipated flagship smartphones for the company and a lot rides on the success of this device. Recently, the company had also announced that it had shipped over 70 million phones in 2015, which was below the expectations.