Xiaomi Mi 5 release date: Mi 4 price drops ahead of successor's arrival
Xiaomi Mi 5 release date: Mi 4 price drops ahead of successor's arrivalScreenshot / Xiaomi eStore

Hype around Xiaomi Mi 5 has gained momentum with its release date drawing close. Now, it has emerged that the flagship device will come in as many as four variants with different price tags.

The news comes a few days after reports suggested that Xiaomi will release two variants of Mi 5, one with a 2.5D glass front-and-back, metal-frame and full-HD (1080x1920p) display, and the other with full metal body and QHD (2560x1440p) screen.

According to a report by GizmoChina (via GSMArena), Xiaomi Mi 5 will come in four variants. First model will have a metallic design with 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM and priced at 2199 Yuan (approximately $335); second one will have 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM and priced at 2599 Yuan (approximately $396). The third model is expected to sport a glass design with 2.5D curved glass 2K display, 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM and priced at 2799 Yuan (approximately $426), while the fourth variant is expected to feature a glass design with 2.5D curve glass 2K display, 64GB internal memory, 4GB RAM and cost 3099 Yuan (approximately $472). 

However, one has to take the report of four Xiaomi Mi 5 variants with a pinch of salt as the Chinese company is yet to confirm it.

Xiaomi Mi 5 is all set to be unveiled next month. Liwan Jiang, co-founder and senior vice president of Xiaomi, has confirmed on Weibo that Xiaomi Mi 5 will be announced at the company's Spring Conference on 24 February and that more details about the event will be announced on Tuesday, 26 January, according to MIUI India forum (via MIUI Global).

"February, 2016 millet new spring conference, that is, we look forward to the # 5 # millet, particularly ticket sales and the rules, the next Tuesday!" wrote Liwan Jiang's on Weibo

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