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Xiaomi’s Senior VP: Xiaomi Mi 5 Will Feature A 1080p Display

January 31, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi Mi 5 is definitely one of the most anticipated devices this year. Xiaomi’s new flagship has been rumored for quite some time now, and most of us were expecting it to launch last year considering its predecessor arrived in July 2014. That being said, Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi 5 will be announced on February 24th, both in China and Barcelona during MWC. The first confirmation came from the company’s Senior Vice President, Liwan Jiang. Speaking of Mr. Jiang, he just release yet another interesting piece of information, read on.

We already know that the Mi 5 will be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, one of the company’s execs confirmed that quite recently. Well, mr. Jiang has just confirmed yet another piece of info, and it’s a rather surprising one. According to him, the Mi 5 will ship with a 1080p display, not a QHD one. Some rumors were saying that the Mi 5 will sport both 1080p and QHD display variants, but it seems like XIaomi has opted to include a fullHD panel only. The company’s Senior VP also mentioned ‘Black Screen Technology’ which will, presumably, also be a part of the Mi 5. Now, we’re not sure what Xiaomi’s Senior VP meant by ‘Black Screen Technology’, but we’re assuming he’s pointing towards an OLED panel, or something of the sort. As you all know, OLED panels provide great contrast, and have deep black colors.

According to the info we have thus far, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will sport a 5.1 or 5.2-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, along with 3 / 4GB of RAM and various internal storage options. The device will be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, along with an Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. Some rumors said that Xiaomi will opt to release both the all-metal and glass + metal variants of this device, but we’ll see. The 3,600mAh battery has also been mentioned, and you can expect this phone to come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, with Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 OS on top of it. The physical home button will probably also be included, at least according to leak, and same can be said for a fingerprint scanner.