Xiaomi launched the flagship Mi 4 earlier this year, and it seems the company is nearly ready to unveil its successor as well. According to Chinese website MyDrivers, Xiaomi could take the wraps off the flagship Mi 5 as early as next month at CES 2015. Also Read - MIUI 13 to add 3GB of RAM to any Xiaomi phone with its memory expansion featureAlso Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
The publication cites analyst Sun Changxu, who claims that the Mi 5 will feature a 5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display, and will be powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor paired with Adreno 430 GPU. This however contradicts reports about Qualcomm facing issues with manufacturing the Snapdragon 810 chipset, which is likely to delay the launches of flagship devices. Additionally, the analyst also reveals that the smartphone will feature 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor sensor and a fingerprint scanner as well. Also Read - Xiaomi might have a new Snapdragon 888 phone up its sleeve, to be Mi 11T
Recent leaks have given us a glimpse at the forthcoming device s design. The device is larger than before, and also boasts ultra-slim bezels. As with all rumors however, we would advise you to take it with the proverbial pinch of salt.
In the meantime, we are still awaiting Xiaomi to launch the Mi 4 in India. The current flagship device was earlier expected to launch by the end of this year, but during the recent launch of the Redmi Note, the company revealed that it will now launch the flagship device early next year.