Xiaomi to launch Mi 5 smartphone
NEW DELHI: The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has revealed that it will be launching its much awaited flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 5 on 24th February. Xiaomi’s Senior VP Liwan Jiang has confirmed this via Weibo and further stated that the smartphone has also entered mass production and will have enough stocks at the time of its release.
The Chinese company will be organising a Spring conference on 24th February, where it is expected to officially launch the smartphone.
According to earlier leaks, Xiaomi Mi 5 will have a 5.5-inch screen with 2K (1440x2560p) resolution and will run on the recently-launched 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. Said to be available in 16, 64 and 128GB storage options, the smartphone will have 4GB of RAM. Xiaomi will reportedly use Android 5.1-based MIUI 6 in Mi 5. The smartphone will also have a 20MP rear camera and 8MP front snapper. The 4G-capable top-end handset will feature a 3,800mAh battery and come in black and white colour options.
Recently, Xiaomi also launched its entry level smartphone named Xiaomi Redmi 3 in China. Xiaomi Redmi 3 sports a 5-inch HD (720p) display, which is the biggest screen size for the Redmi series yet. The smartphone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage; since it features a hybrid dual-sim slot, users can expand storage up to 128GB via microSD card. It comes with a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and phase-detection autofocus on the back and 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture in front.