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Rumor: Xiaomi Mi 5 To Launch On Feb. 20, On Sale Soon After

January 12, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi Mi 5 has been all over the news for the last couple of weeks. Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship was expected to arrive months ago, but this China-based company still didn’t decide to pull the trigger. The company’s exec did mention recently that the phone won’t arrive before the Chinese New Year (February 8), and that it will be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC. Now, we’ve assumed that this means that the device will launch later in February, and it seems like those assumptions were spot on.

According to a new report from China, Foxconn employees are working overtime now in order to prepare for the launch of the Mi 5. Foxconn is basically preparing enough units for Xiaomi to ship out when they announce the device, and according to this report, the phone will now only launch in February, but also become available for purchase. Now, additional rumor mentions February 20th as the release date for the Mi 5, and it is also said that the device will go on sale either on that day, or February 21st. We cannot confirm this info, of course, but the report is somewhat specific, and it seems plausible, the dates definitely fit the bill.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to feature a 5.1” 1080p or QHD display along with 4GB of RAM and various internal storage options. The device will be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and a 3,600mAh battery has also been mentioned. The rumor which surfaced yesterday said that Xiaomi plans to introduce two variants of this phone, both of which will sport a 5.1-inch display. The variant with a 1080p display is said to sport a metal frame which will be placed in between two sheets of 2.5D curved glass, and the QHD variant will reportedly sport a full metal design. The 16-megapixel rear-facing camera has also been mentioned, same goes for the 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 tech will also be a part of this package, and you can expect MIUI 7 OS to come installed on this device on top of Android. That is pretty much it, we’re sure that more leaks will surface before Xiaomi announces this handset, so stay tuned.