Xiaomi hasn't failed to throw up surprises at gadget lovers since its entry into the smartphone market a few years, and has since turned into one of the major smartphone-makers of the world. Now, all eyes are on its upcoming flagship device, the Mi 5, which is set to see the light of day in a few weeks.
Xiaomi Mi 5 will be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016), which will be held between 22 and 25 February. Liwan Jiang, co-founder and senior vice-president of Xiaomi, has confirmed the Mi 5 will be announced at the company's Spring Conference on 24 February.
The Chinese smartphone-maker hasn't revealed any detail about its upcoming next-generation device except its release date, but reports have claimed it will be much superior to its predecessor, the Mi4, in terms of features.
Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to sport a 5.2-inch QHD touchscreen with 2,560x1,440 pixel resolution, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, compared to the 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1920 pixel (441ppi pixel density) resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and Android 4.4.3 KitKat seen in the Mi4.
The upcoming flagship device is expected to have 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. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi4 comes with 16/64GB internal memory, 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera, an 8MP secondary snapper and a non-removable Li-Ion 3,080mAh battery.
Going by reports that have surfaced so far, the Mi 5 will be much superior to its predecessor in all aspects. It is also expected to come with fingerprint sensor, 4G-LTE network, USB Type-C interface, NFC, and dual-SIM functionality.