China's and one of the words biggest smartphone manufacturers are all set to launch their next flagship at the MWC even in Barcelona on the 24th of this month. This is the first time that the Chinese smartphone company will be launching their products with the tech biggies at the MWC. It's a trend in today's world that before a product actually launches, there are many leaks about its specs, photos and more.
Xiaomi's Mi 5 was no different. There were so many leaks of the phone published on the internet one by one. Were combing all of it into one article for your ease.
Xiaomi usually comes with good looking smartphones, and from the leaked images the Mi 5 looks pretty impressive too.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to launch in gold, pink, silver and black colours. The phone will have a metallic frame with glass panels on the front and back of the phone.
Talking about the phones design, the Mi 5 seems to have thin bezels. The screen to body ratio looks good and we also expect the Mi 5 to have a thinner home button at the bottom. Most likely the phone will not have a 2.5D curved glass. The phone most likely will also have a fingerprint scanner on the home button of the device.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 will feature 3 GB of RAM on 32 GB storage model and 4 GB of RAM on 64 GB storage edition. It will also come with support for microSD card slot. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to feature 802.11ad an industry-first Wi-Fi connection standard. A battery of 3600 mAh will be present inside the Xiaomi Mi 5. The device should also be compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
The phonewill be powered by Snapdragons latest 820 chip. This chipset is the next big thing by Qualcomm, and it will be seen in many phone this year, Xiaomi will be one of the first devices to join the list.
The 820 SoC with X12 LTE supports the ultimate in connectivity, graphics, photography, power and battery efficiency. The SoC comes with the Adreno 530 GPU which offers 40% improvement to compute capabilities, graphics performance, and power usage when compared to last year’s Adreno 430, and this SoC will be almost 50% more energy efficient than last year’s chip.
Xiaomi's top officials like Hugo Barra and others have been sharing the phones camera sample's on the company's social profiles for quite some time now. From the photos, the phone seems to have a very impressive camera.
Latest reports reveal the phone to come with a beefy 26-megapixel camera with f/1.6 lens. The is front camera is expected to be an 8-megapixel shooter. The main camera is also expected to come with laser autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization.
The below images are taken with the Xiaomi Mi 5
There has been conflicting news about the display on the phone. Earlier reports indicated a 5.7 inch Full HD display on the phone while others pegged the phone to come with a 5.2-inch QHD display with 2.5D curved glass on the front.
But, latest reports say that the phone will indeed come with a 5.2 inch Full HD display only. The company is also expected to not go the Samsung way and give a miss to the 2.5D curved glass.
One thing that is surprisingly being tipped to make the cut is the phone using a pressure sensitive display panel, much like Apple’s Force Touch or 3D Touch display that’s used on the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus.