Lin Wan Qiang, co-founder and vice president of Xiaomi, has just confirmed more specifications regarding the upcoming Mi 5. The Redmi 3 might be the first device that Xiaomi launches in 2016, but the Mi 5 is also set to make waves when it finally gets unveiled.
In Lin’s recent Weibo status update, he confirmed that the Mi 5 will indeed be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. However, the Mi 5 isn’t the first smartphone to run on Qualcomm’s latest processor; that title would go to the LeTV Max Pro unveiled at CES 2016. Xiaomi has also finalised the design and hardware specifications of the Mi 5, and the device is currently in mass production.
According to rumours, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to feature a 5.2-inch screen and 4GB of RAM. In terms of storage, it is said to have an internal storage of 16GB with support for expansion via a microSD card. Rounding out the device’s purported specification are a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, a 3,030mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button.
Several press renders have appeared online showing the Mi 5 being available in four colour options – black, pink, white, as well as gold. With multiple leaks of the Mi 5 including Antutu benchmarks, videos, and press images, it’s not surprising if the public has high expectations for Xiaomi’s next flagship device.