After months of speculation about the Xiaomi Mi 5, there’s finally some official news for fans to chew over. The company is pulling the curtains off the handset on February 24. The brand’s co-founder Liwan Jiang, VP Hugo Barra and India head Manu Kumar Jain have all confirmed the date on their social media accounts.
Unfortunately, that’s all they’re verifying as of now. The post mentions that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be the manufacturer’s first product launch in 2016. While most of the phone’s specs have been leaked extensively, the price of the device remains elusive. A new report seeks to change this and also reveals there will be 4 versions of the smartphone up for sale.
To recap, the Mi 5 is supposedly coming out in two builds namely an all-metal model and a glass version. GizmoChina asserts there will be a 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB variant of the former retailing for CNY 2199 (roughly $335 or Rs 22500) and CNY 2599 (approx $396 or Rs 27000), respectively.
The latter could sport a 2K QHD display and 2.5D curved glass on its front and back surface. Xiaomi may sell it at CNY 2799 (about $426 or Rs 29000) for the 4GB/32GB unit and CNY 3099 (around $472 or Rs 32000) for the 4GB/64GB one. These details are in contrast with earlier rumors which had pegged the metal version as the more expensive option.
A swift summary of the rumored specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 5:
– Display: 5.2-inch, QHD/FHD
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop-based MIUI 7
– Processor: quad-core Snapdragon 820
– GPU: Adreno 530
– Cameras: 16MP rear, 13MP front
– Storage: 32GB/64GB
– RAM: 3GB/4GB
– Battery: 3600mAh
We’ll be keeping an eye out for any more details concerning the Xiaomi Mi 5 up until its release date of February 24.