New leak reveals key specifications of Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone ahead of Feb. 24 launch
New leak reveals key specifications of Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone ahead of Feb. 24 launchXiaomi india Facebook (screen-shot)

Xiaomi has started sending out invites for the much-awaited Mi5 launch event at China National Convention Center in Beijing on Feb. 24. The invite has the numerical 5 in a big font, which is a reference to the Mi5 smartphone, enclosed inside a black envelope, Gadgets360 reported.

Xiaomi Mi5 rumours have long been in the news and the handset's official release is finally nearing. The Mi5 release date was confirmed by the company last month and the handset will be on display for the media preview during the MWC 2016 in Barcelona.

Xiaomi Mi5 is one of the most-anticipated flagships of 2016. The company's global operations head Hugo Barra shared few images shot using Mi5 smartphone. The results have widely been praised for its clarity, details and zooming capabilities. As per the rumours, the handset will sport a 16MP camera with dual-LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and laser autofocus.

Xiaomi Mi5 isn't going to be just about its camera, but also about other features such as its display, processor, battery and more. According to our round-up report of Mi 5 specs, the 2016 flagship will feature a 5.2-inch 2K display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage and Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box.

Xiaomi Mi5 will likely feature a fingerprint scanner, NFC, dual SIM and 4G LTE support. The handset will pack a 3,600mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech and rumours hint at Apple-like pressure-sensitive display.

Xiaomi hasn't confirmed these details about the Mi 5, but everything will be confirmed at the launch, which is less than a week away.

Xiaomi shipped more than 70 million smartphones last year. The company's main markets have been China and India, but that might change with the launch of Mi 5 smartphone. The decision to showcase Mi 5 at the MWC 2016 event is an indication that the Chinese smartphone maker is considering entering the Western markets, according to Gadgets360.