Xiaomi was heavily rumored to launch the Mi 5 earlier this year, but instead they surprised us with the Mi Note. Later, they released the Made for India Mi 4i, but speculations around Mi 5 are far from dead. Now, the latest leak from China (first spotted by Android Headlines), reiterates that the smartphone will see a November release and reveals some of the smartphone’s specifications. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 software update support comes to an endAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi 4, Redmi Note 3 Pro and others will no longer get MIUI updates
The leak suggests that the Mi 5 is being internally called ‘Libra’ and will sport a 5.3-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s forthcoming Snapdragon 820 64-bit chipset paired with a 4GB RAM. It will also offer 16GB and 64GB of internal storage, fingerprint scanner, and will pack a 3,030mAh battery. Also Read - Xiaomi stops software updates for Redmi Note 3, Mi 4 and more
On the camera front, the Mi 5 will have a 16-megapixel rear camera, and a 6-megapixel up front. It will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop based on the company’s custom MIUI interface. The Mi 5 will feature a full-metal build and a bezel-less display. Additionally reports claim that the Mi 5 may come with a price tag of $371 (Rs 23,900 approximately).
Reports also claim that the Mi 5 could be launched along with a larger variant, called the Mi 5 Plus. It could feature a 6-inch 2K display, 4GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage and 16-megapixel rear camera. On the software front, it too will run on Android Lollipop-based MIUI.