Xiaomi has already announced quite a few devices this year. The company has announced a number of smartphones, as well as other smart devices, like smart TVs for example. Xiaomi has announced earlier today that they managed to sell 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of this year, which is around 30% more compared to the same period last year. This China-based smartphone OEM keeps on growing, and it will certainly be interesting to see if they can meet their goal at the end of the year and sell between 80 and 100 million devices.
That being said, Xiaomi will probably announced a number of additional smartphones before the end of the year. Xiaomi Mi 5 and Redmi Note 2 have been leaking like crazy lately, and the Mi 5 Plus has also been mentioned several times. The Mi 5 specs have leaked yesterday in China, and today the same source leaked the Mi 5 Plus specifications as well. According to the source, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus will feature a 5.8-inch QuadHD (2560 x 1440) display along with 4GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB of internal storage (both variants will be available). The device will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor, and the phone will reportedly also sport a fingerprint scanner. The 20.7-megapixel camera is expected to be available on the back of this device, and an 8-megapixel snapper will be located up front. In addition to all this, the leaker has mentioned that the phone's codename is 'Capricorn', and that it will be released in December.
These are quite detailed specs, similar to the ones we've received yesterday. It seems like the Mi 5 Plus will be somewhat similar to the Mi 5, but it will offer a bigger display, more internal storage and a bigger camera sensor. As it usually goes with rumors, we can't really say how accurate this is, so take all that we've said here with a grain of salt. This leak doesn't mention anything about the build or pricing of this handset, and we're almost certain that the phone will be made out of metal. As far as pricing goes, knowing Xiaomi, this handset will be significantly more affordable than some other premium flagships out there, but it remains to be seen how affordable will it be in the end. Either way, stay tuned, we'll report back soon.