Xiaomi’s Co-Founder Shares First Xiaomi Mi 5 Camera Samples

February 9, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

The Xiaomi Mi 5 rumors and leaks have been incredibly persistent over the last couple of months. The closer we are to the release date of Xiaomi’s new flagship, the more information comes to the surface. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is going to be announced on February 24th, the company has already confirmed that fact. Speaking of confirmations, the Xiaomi exec has also confirmed that the phone will ship with the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and Xiaomi’s co-founder has released a Mi 5 screenshot which confirmed that the phone will ship with dual-SIM and NFC support.

That being said, the company’s president, Lin Bin, shared something really interesting on his official Weibo (Chinese social network) page. If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll get to see a couple of camera samples which seem to be taken with the Xiaomi Mi 5. The company’s president did say that these samples were taken using the Mi 5, though there are only two images available for you to take a look at. The images look really good, though we don’t get to see them in their full glory (resolution) here. If you take a look at these two images, you’ll notice the flying bird in both of them. As you can see, Mi 5 did a great job capturing that bird, which probably means its shutter speed is really quick as well, and that is probably the reason Lin Bin chose to post these two images in particular. Now, we still don’t know what sensor will Xiaomi use in this device, but the rumors say it will be a 16-megapixel OIS snapper with Laser Autofocus.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 will, allegedly, sport a 5.1-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, along with 3 / 4GB of RAM and more than one internal storage option will be available. This handset will be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and a 3,600mAh battery has been mentioned in several rumors thus far. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on this device, and the company’s MIUI 7 OS will be available on top of Google’s operating system. The Mi 5 will probably ship with a physical home button below the display, at least according to various leaks we’ve seen thus far. The physical home button will be built into the home button, and wireless charging has also been mentioned.