Xiaomi Mi 5 news: Plus variant releasing as well; features include Snapdragon 820 and fingerprint scanner


The latest reports about the upcoming and much anticipated Xiaomi Mi 5 indicates that the phone may be coming any time before the year ends, and that the top Chinese mobile phone manufacturer is set to follow in the footsteps of other leading manufacturers in the manner of the release of their respective flagship devices.

According to a report over Phone Arena, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to come to users by late this year, probably in November. And the new flagship won’t be coming alone. Much like how tech giants Samsung and Apple had the patters of the release of a “Mini” and “S” variant of their flagship, Xiaomi’s will be coming with the much bigger Mi 5 Plus.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 will have a body made entirely out of metal with a bezel-less screen, and will be equipped with a fingerprint scanner. The scanner technology of the phone will come through Sense ID and ultrasound. Both variants of the flagship will run under an octa-core Snapdragon 820 processor, Qualcomm’s latest offering of a chip, and with an Adreno 530 GPU.

The phone will have a display of 5.5-inches wide 2.5D glass with a 1440×2560 resolution, and will only be 6.1mm thin, much slimmer than the iPhone 6. Users can select from two models of the phoneas there will be one that offers 16GB of built-in internal storage with 3GB worth of RAM, and one with 64GB of internal memory with 4GB of RAM. However, both models do not include support for an external microSD card.

As for the camera, the Mi 5 won’t be left behindsporting a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera that can record videos of up to 2160p resolution at 30fps rate, and an 8 megapixel selfie camera that can record videos of up to 1080p HD, best for video calls. All these features will be powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.

The Xiaomi MI 5 is expected to be available for RS24,000or at around $374.