Xiaomi Mi 5 news: New flagship launching in February

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The long rumored Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship, the flagship device that has been a regular in the rumor mill for several months nowgoing from rumored specs, alleged leaked renders, and to failed speculations of release datesis now finally one more step closer to reality, as Xiaomi co-founder Liwan Jiang confirmed the release window for their upcoming and much awaited flagship. According to the company executive, their newest flagship device will finally be launched sometime in February.

According to a report by Gizmo China, Xiaomi co-founder Liwan Jiang announced via Weibo that the company is planning to launch the Mi 5 flagship after the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival, with sales opening a week later after that. It is worth noting that the Chinese Spring Festival for this year would fall on a Monday, Feb. 8.

As of the moment, confirmed specifications about the upcoming flagship device is that it will be running under the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. All other specifications remain to be a mystery and are only rumored.

As per a recent listing that appeared on Chinese major retailer GearBest, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 will allegedly sport a 5.2-inch display with a 2560 x 1440 pixels Quad HD resolution, with a 565 ppi rate. The device packs 4 GB of RAM, along with 64 GB of built-in internal storage capacity, with no mention of whether it will support an external microSD expansion or not.

The device was said to be powered by a 3,600 mAh battery. The devicewhich was initially expected to be the first Xiaomi device to sport such as feature, but ended up being beaten by the Redmi Note 3is expected to come with an ultra-fast fingerprint sensor technology that is embedded on the smartphone’s home button.

The camera is expected to be a 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel combo for the main rear and the front snapper, respectively.