People stand near a logo of Xiaomi ahead of the launching ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing, July 22, 2014.REUTERS/Jason Lee

The Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016) is finally here. Now that two much-awaited devices – Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 – 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. 

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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. 

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Major specifications

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).