Xiaomi Mi5: Tech-Specs and Prices Revealed, Likely to Release in January 2016, And More

The Xiaomi Mi5 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year from the Chinese smartphone manufacturing giant. However, the most confusing part about the deal is that the company is not yet sure whether their next smartphone will be the Mi5!

You read that right! There are numerous unconfirmed reports hovering over the internet that claim that Xiaomi could be launching a tablet soon. Whether they also plan on launching the Mi5 is what remains to be seen.

However, the rumors don’t seem to die down, hence, we bring you a compilation of the hot topics in the market. Some believe that Xiaomi plans on rivaling Apple in terms of technology with the upcoming devices with features such as ultrasonic fingerprint recognition sensors from Qualcomm being a part of the deal.

With the help of Qualcomm’s Force Touch feature, the users will be able to perform certain tasks and actions with the help of advanced calibration options that determine the exact function of a touch! The three types of touch input include normal, light and heavy.

However, how well the system works needs to be seen at the official launch of the Mi5. The technical specifications of the smartphone were rumored previously and if these are to be believed, the Xiaomi Mi5 features a 5.2-inch QHD display (1,920 x 1,080pixel resolution) with 4 GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

There is also a high chance of the device sporting the deca-core MediaTekHelio X20, although, the final report can be revealed only post launch. The Mi5 is also rumored to possess a 16 MP primary camera with Optical Image Stabilization.

Even though Xiaomi is yet to arrive on a conclusion regarding the actual release date, judging by the past circumstances and present situation, we have firm reasons to believe that Xiaomi could be aiming at a January 2016 launch.

This is a great piece of information for the tech-savvy generation, since if all the rumors are true, the Xiaomi Mi5 is the next in line to be calibrated with the Force Touch feature, joining the ranks of brands such as Apple, Samsung and Huawei.

The Xiaomi Mi5 is rumored to be powered by a 3,500 mAh battery and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. It features 2.5D glasses and is likely to be priced between $371 – $385. The high-end Mi5 Plus is likely to set you back by $425.

The Mi5 is likely to share numerous features with the Mi4, although, the extent of similarity is currently unknown. Spy images have revealed the outlook of the upcoming flagship smartphone from Xiaomi, although, this does not divulge much details apart from the fact that Xiaomi has decided to ditch the bezel.

Internal storage is currently rated at 32 GB, although, devices with higher storage facilities could be in store soon. Based on expert reviews, the battery life on the device has a high chance of lasting close to 48 hours with Xiaomi enabling either Quick Charge 2.0 or Quick Charge 3.0.

One of the major contributing factors towards the Mi5’s release date is Qualcomm’s ability to design and reveal the Snapdragon 820 before January, since, last heard, Xiaomi was waiting for the processors to show up!

There has been no update on this scenario till now, but experts believe that this should not hamper the January release date of the smartphone, which was initially rumored to release sometime during monsoon 2016.

Xiaomi is keen on introducing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip into the Mi5 since the current-generation Snapdragon 810 chip tends to overheat. The 820 could be Xiaomi’s processor of choice for a range of upcoming smartphones since the 820 is a capable processor from all fields.