Xiaomi Mi5 Release Date; Teases Ultra-Thin Flagship Reveal On Jan 15
Xiaomi Mi5 Is Finally Coming On Jan 15, New Teaser Reveals; Will It Come To India, too?Weibo

Leaked photos and rumoured specifications of the much awaited Xiaomi Mi5, company's rumoured flagship device for 2015, have already been making the rounds. If the rumours are to be believed, the new phone will have top-of-the line specs and features that most tech giants like Apple and Samsung missed out on.

Most notably, the upcoming flagship is said to feature a sapphire display and a fingerprints scanner, making a rare combination in the smartphone to date.

DigitTimes released a report highlighting some key Xiaomi Mi5 specifications, which includes a 5.7-inch display with quad HD 2560 x 1440 screen resolution, a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor paired with Adreno 430 graphics chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 4G LTE support.

With the new phone, the Chinese manufacturer aims at making an irresistible option for consumers shopping in the high-end market. According to Phone Arena, Xiaomi Mi5 will include a fingerprint scanner that will be built in to the home button on the handset, reinforcing the belief that Xiaomi is the Chinese version of Apple.

A quick comparison between the Mi5 and the Mi4 is that both run on a 3GB RAM quad core processor and have a 16GB internal memory. Other features include a 20.7mp main camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor, which is a huge enhancement compared to the Xiaomi Mi4's 13mp Sony IMX214 camera. Apart from that, there is going to be a striking design change with ultra-slim bezels.

Recently, Reuters announced that Xiaomi was valued at a whopping $45 billion. Though the company is yet to break into the US market, it is being rumoured that the Mi5 might just be their ticket into the US

A previous report suggested that Xiaomi will first release a limited edition model of the Mi4 and will reportedly manufacture a total of 50,000 units of the aforesaid limited edition variant. Earlier this week, there was a leaked snapshot of the alleged Mi5 handset in complete black, adding more weight to the ongoing rumor.

Features At A Glance

Xiaomi Mi5 key specifications (Rumored)

  • Display: 5.7-inch Sapphire display
  • Resolution: Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels)
  • Processor: 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Camera: 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera Sony Exmor RS sensor
  • Graphics: Adreno 430

Xiaomi Mi4 key specifications

  • Display: 5 inches
  • Resolution: Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Camera: 13-megapixel Sony camera with LED flash and 8MP front snapper
  • Graphics: Adreno 330
  • Battery: 3080mAh