The Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016) is finally here. Now that two much-awaited devices â€“ Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 â€“ have been unveiled, all eyes are on Xiaomi Mi 5.
The Mi 5 will be unveiled at the MWC in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, Feb. 24. The handset is expected to be launched in March.
Here is the final round-up of Xiaomi Mi 5 before its announcement:
Windows 10 Mobile variant
Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 Mobile ROM for Xiaomi Mi4 and there are a few Xiaomi tablets that run on Windows 10 operating system. Now, a report by Anzhuo (in Chinese) (via WMPowerUser) has claimed that Xiaomi will release Windows 10 Mobile variant of its Mi 5 along with the android model.
Fingerprint sensor and glass back
Xiaomi is expected to introduce fingerprint sensor feature to the Mi 5. It is also speculated that the device may come with a different design. Steve Hemmerstoffer of NowhereElseFr has tweeted alleged renders of the Mi 5 shared by a Weibo user and it has a glass back panel.
A report by GizChina has claimed that Xiaomi Mi 5 will come in two variants, one with a 32GB internal memory, 3GB RAM and a 16MP primary camera, and the other with a 26MP rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and F1.6 aperture, a 64GB inbuilt storage and a 4GB RAM. There are also reports that the device will have a 13MP main camera and an 8MP front-snapper.
GizmoChina has reported, citing retail pack of the Mi 5, that it will sport a 5.15-inch FHD 1080p display. Interestingly, it was earlier reported that the device will have a 5.2-inch QHD touchscreen with 2,560x1,440 pixel, before GFXBench listing claimed that it will sport a 5.7-inch display with 1,920x1,080 pixels.
In terms of hardware and software, Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clocking at 2.15GHz, run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and house a 3,000mAh battery. It is also expected to come in two variants, one with a 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM, and the other with a 64GB inbuilt storage and 4GB RAM.
The Chinese smartphone maker is tight-lipped on the pricing of the Mi 5, but several reports have claimed that it will come with a price tag of CNY 2,500 (around $383).