Xiaomi May Launch Mi 5 & Mi 5 Plus on 16 July

Xiaomi May Launch Mi 5 & Mi 5 Plus on 16 July

Smartphone maker Xiaomi after enjoying the success of Xiaomi Mi4i has chosen the Chinese social networking site Weibo this time to launch a teaser for their upcoming, 16 July event. If speculations are to be believed, the device in the teaser is the Xiaomi Mi 5.

On TechnoBuffalo, a blog post mentioned that although the online invitation doesn’t reveal much, what it offers could be a first look at the Mi5. The presence of a super-thin profile of some sort or device with curved corners along with it is a metal frame or even a unibody design. Although it’s tough to comment, the website reported that it’s not going to be too long to wait. 

Seems like, Xiaomi has been working on an elaborated scheme to promote its upcoming products. Few days back, an image comprising of complete specs of Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus had also made its presence felt on Weibo. Mi 5 plus is a larger variant among the two and is expected to be launched during the launch of Mi 5. 

Xiaomi Mi 5 is said to sport a 5.2-inch display, Gorilla Glass 4 protection and 2.5D edges. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset, however, there is no information about the RAM size. A 3,030mAh battery is expected to power the device, slightly lower than the 3,080mAh battery seen on its predecessor. On the photography front, a 16MP rear snapper is expected and a 6MP front-facing camera is speculated for selfie lovers.

Libra was the code name given to the Xiaomi Mi 5 which will feature the fingerprint scanner technology. The scanner may have the name Sense ID, claimed to work on ultrasound technology rather than on optical. Optical is seen in all of the current fingerprint sensors.

The larger variant, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus, is expected to feature a 6-inch 2K display and a nearly bezel-less display.

The Chinese company is also rumoured to be working on Lollipop-based MIUI 7 user interface along with Android Open Kang Project which is popularly known as AOKP, for the upcoming Mi 5 device.

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