If you’re waiting for Xiaomi to unveil its Mi 5 smartphone so that you can finally lay your hands on it, you have a lot of more waiting to do. That’s because the device is now expected to have been slated for a February release, according to word coming from a noted Chinese analyst named Pan Jiutang.
Plenty of speculations have been flying about the handset’s launch date since the past few months. While it was believed to have been slated for a December unveiling, that possibility was ruled out when Qualcomm confirmed that its Snapdragon 820 chipset won’t begin shipping to OEMs until 2016.
Since the Mi 5 will be adopting this very SoC, it will have to wait until next year in order to hit the market. As pointed out by Gizmo China, Pan Jiutang has said on his Weibo account that the company wants to release its new flagship right after the country’s Spring Festival which is held in February.
He has also said that seeing heavy demand, the firm will be producing a large number of units at launch. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has mentioned that he is currently using the phone as his daily driver, but has stopped short of revealing any details about it.
From leaks and rumors, we’ve found that the Mi 5 will adopt a 5-inch 1080p full HD display. Its Snapdragon 820 assembly will provide it with a highly advanced quad core processor and an Adreno 530 GPU. Along with this, 4GB of RAM will also be finding its way into the handset apparently.
We’ll keep fishing for more news about the Xiaomi Mi 5; so better stay tuned.