Xiaomi is hosting an event tomorrow in China, where it is widely expected to take the wraps off the Mi 5. Courtesy of numerous leaks and a few teasers by the company, we have some idea of what to expect from Xiaomi s latest flagship. Here are five things we about Xiaomi s imminent launch so far. Also Read - Xiaomi might have a new Snapdragon 888 phone up its sleeve, to be Mi 11TAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Edition showcased in India
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Earlier today, Xiaomi released a teaser on Facebook showing what seemed like a wireless charger attached to a micro-USB port. It is one of the clearest signs that the Mi 5 will be the first smartphone in the company s lineup to boast wireless charging capabilities. Wireless charging would be a significant highlight for Xiaomi, as it is something Samsung has used in its battle against the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Another feature expected on the Mi 5 is a fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button up front. Multiple leaks originating from China claim that the latest flagship will be the first in the company s lineup to include this feature.
Leaked photos hint at a near bezel-less display at a size of 5.2-inches. Where the Mi 4 flaunts a full-HD display, the Mi 5 is rumoured to flaunt a QHD (2560x1440pixels) resolution screen, similar to the Mi Note Pro launched earlier this year.
Similar to its predecessors, the Mi 5 too will be a flagship killer of sorts, as far as the pricing is concerned. Numerous leaks hint at a price tag close to $371, which roughly translates to Rs 23,900.
In addition to the Mi 5, Xiaomi is also expected to take the wraps off a bigger variant of the flagship. Similar to the iPhone naming scheme, Xiaomi is reportedly naming this variant as the Mi 5 Plus. This variant is expected to feature a bigger 5.7-inch 2K display along with a full-metal body, Snapdragon 820 processor, 23-megapixel rear camera, 12-megapixel front camera, and a 3,500mAh battery. Like the Mi 5, this variant too is expected to feature a fingerprint scanner.