Xiaomi is hosting an event later today, and while president and co-founder Lin Bin dismissed speculations about a possible Mi 5 launch, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mills. The latest leak reveals some of the smartphone’s specifications and features.
The new leak reiterates that Xiaomi’s forthcoming flagship will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, Xiaomi Today reports. With Qualcomm planning on shipping the new chipset to manufacturers next year, it is safe to assume that the Mi 5 won’t be unveiled today. This new leak also reiterates that Xiaomi won’t be turning to MediaTek and instead will stick with Qualcomm for the chipset.
Furthermore, the leak also says that the Mi 5 will boast a fingerprint scanner. This too is in line with previous reports claiming that the Mi 5 will feature an ultra-sonic fingerprint reader. This reader will be a part of the Snapdragon 820 chipset, and uses a 3D map of your fingerprint rather 2D scans used on phones from Samsung, Apple and others. It is believed that this technology will ensure more accurate scanning as well as be more secure. Report suggest the scanner will work even when fingers are wet.
Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications and features: From what we have come across so far, the Mi 5 is expected to feature a 5.3-inch QHD display with ultra-slim bezels, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB/32GB internal storage options.
It is also expected to include 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel selfie camera, 3,000mAh battery with wireless charging support and an USB Type-C port. On the software front, it is expected to run on Android Lollipop wrapped under MIUI ROM.