Much has been written about Xiaomi Mi 5, and the hype around it has increased over the past few weeks with its release date drawing close. Now, a screenshot of the device revealing more features has surfaced online.
Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun has posted a screenshot of a device, believed to be the upcoming Mi 5, on his Weibo page, and the home screen shows a MIUI interface, a clock widget, dual-SIM functionality and an NFC support, according to a report by GizChina.
Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016). Liwan Jiang, co-founder and senior vice-president of Xiaomi, has confirmed the device will be announced at the company's Spring Conference on 24 February.
The Chinese company's flagship device is expected to sport a 5.2-inch QHD touchscreen with 2,560x1,440 pixel screen protected by Gorilla Glass 4. Under the hood, it is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, an Adreno 530 GPU, 16/64GB internal memory, 4GB RAM, a 16MP main camera with OIS, an 8MP front-snapper and a 3,600mAh battery with Quick Charge v3.0 technology.
There are also reports claiming Xiaomi will release two variants of the 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.
Interestingly, a report by GizmoChina (via GSMArena) has claimed the Mi 5 will come in four models. One model will be priced 2,199 yuans (approximately $335) and come with a metallic design, 64GB internal storage, and 4GB RAM. Another model, priced at 2,599 yuans (approximately $396), is said to have a 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM, while the third model reportedly has a glass design with 2.5D curved glass 2K display, 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM and a price tag of 2,799 yuans (approximately $426). The last model is said to have a glass design with 2.5D curve glass 2K display, 64GB internal memory, 4GB RAM and a price tag of 3,099 yuan (approximately $472).