Xiaomi may launch the Mi 5 in 2 different versions if fresh speculation out of China turns out to be accurate. While it’s common for manufacturers to launch 2 variants of the same device with different memory specs, the brand may be going for something a little different with its flagship handset.
An industry insider asserts that one model of the Xiaomi Mi 5 will showcase its visuals in 1080p resolution and sport a metal frame. It’s also set to be encased within 2.5D curved glass on the front and back. The image of this version (see above) is very similar to what we’ve seen of the phone before in previous leaks.
On the other hand, the more expensive variant of the Mi 5 will feature a full-metal body and a 2K resolution screen. According to Gizmo China, both units are going to carry a 5-inch display. This is slightly smaller than the 5.2-inch size which previous rumors had alleged. Past reports had also mentioned the device would come in two memory variants.
Based on that speculation, the Xiaomi phone may be offered in a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM model for CNY 1999 (roughly Rs 20300) and a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM variant at CNY 2299 (around Rs 23400). Other likely specs include a Snapdragon 820 processor, 16MP main camera, 13MP front-facing snapper and 3600mAh battery.
The Mi 5 may even arrive equipped with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology and a fingerprint scanner which has been integrated within its physical home button. Xiaomi might further be developing a feature similar in spirit to Apple’s Force Touch function. The phone will probably be outed on January 21 and begin selling on February 8.