The Xiaomi Mi 5 has definitely been one of the most rumored and leaked devices not only this year, but in 2015 as well. Many people expected this device to launch last year, rightfully so, but that didn't happen. The company opted to wait for the Snapdragon 820 to become available, and to unveil the device during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, even though hit will be announced at a press conference in Beijing as well.
That being said, we've seen various spec rumors recently, including the alleged Xiaomi presentation slides which turned out to be fake. Well, a new leak popped up, and it also shares Mi 5's partial specifications. Most of the previuos rumors reported that the Mi 5 will ship with either 3 or 4GB of RAM, depending on the version of the phone you get. Well, this rumor, however, says that the standard variant of the Mi 5 will sport 4GB of RAM, while the higher-end model might ship with a whopping 6GB of RAM on the inside. The rest of the specs are more or less identical to what we've seen before. The Mi 5 will feature a 5.2-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, and it will be available in both 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants. This rumor also says that the standard 4GB RAM + 32GB storage variant will cost 1,999 Yuan, while the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model will cost 2,499 Yuan.
Now, the 6GB of RAM prediction seems rather unrealistic at this point, the device will probably ship with 4GB of RAM only, or will arrive in both 3 and 4GB of RAM variants, everything beyond that is kind of hard to imagine. Anyhow, according to previous rumors, the Mi 5 will be made out of metal, and might sport a 16-megapixel shooter on the back. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected to come pre-installed here, and on top of it, you'll find Xiaomi's very own Android-powered MIUI 7 OS. The physical home button has been leaked a number of times thus far, and it will be located below the display, if the leaks are accurate, of course. The fingerprint scanner will almost certainly going to be built into the home button, and that's pretty much all the info we have at the moment. The device will be announced on February 24th, and if anything new info surfaces before the launch event, we'll make sure to let you know.