Xiaomi is working on a new flagship phone called the Mi 5 and we know this because the information was officially revealed. What we don’t know is what the phone looks like or what features it has onboard. But a new leak claims to have information on the device’s hardware, giving us a small peek at the next big thing from China.
Based on the details posted online, the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone will be a huge upgrade over the Mi 4. The handset is said to sport a slightly larger display of 5.2 inches and the company will be moving to a higher resolution panel of 2K resolution in order to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S6 series.
Additionally, MyDrivers is reporting that Xiaomi will also implement the Snapdragon 810 octa core processor into its upcoming flagship smartphone. There have been rumors of the smartphone carrying a fingerprint sensor which would come as no surprise considering that this feature is showing up in the majority of new top-tier launches.
GizmoChina is further reporting that the phone will include 4GB of RAM, a 16MP main camera with OIS and a battery capacity of 3000mAh or higher. We expect the Mi 5 to flaunt a premium design just like the new Mi Note series.
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As for the software, we can confirm that the next Xiaomi flagship will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with the new MIUI 7 interface onboard. The company has teamed up with popular custom ROM maker AOKP which will be overhauling the upcoming MIUI interface with loads of new customizations.
Roundup of the known Xiaomi Mi 5 specs:
– Android 5.1 Lollipop w/ MIUI 7
– Snapdragon 810 processor
– 5.1-inch 2K display
– 4GB RAM
– 16MP main camera w/ OIS
– 3000mAh or higher battery
The Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone is expected to go official sometime during Q3 this year.