comscore Xiaomi Mi 5 to feature NFC, dual-SIM card slots, 1080p display; Hugo Barra confirms

Xiaomi Mi 5 to feature NFC, dual-SIM card slots, 1080p display; Hugo Barra confirms


With the Xiaomi Mi 5 set to be unveiled at MWC later this month, we are coming across new information almost on a daily basis. The latest leak, courtesy of Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra, confirms three very important features on the Mi 5 — dual-SIM card slots, display resolution and NFC. Also Read - Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12 Pro might launch by the end of this month

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xiaomi-mi-5-home-screenBarra shared a screenshot of his Mi 5’s homescreen on Facebook, and asked people to spot what’s new. His post read — “Here’s a little sneak preview of my #Mi5 home screen. Can your eagle eyes spot what’s new with Mi and coming to you on February 24?” Also Read - Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Which one is a better option?

Looking at the homescreen, one of the first things you notice is that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will support dual-SIM card slots. With earlier reports hinting at the presence of a microSD card slot as well, chances are that Xiaomi could be opting for a hybrid dual-SIM setup. This hybrid setup has been largely adopted by recent smartphones. You can also make out the NFC logo on the Notification bar, which confirms an earlier rumor.

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The presence of dual-SIM card slots on the Mi 5 is likely to be a huge hit among buyers. It will also help the company score a point against other companies like Samsung, HTC and Apple to name a few that don’t have this feature. The screenshot shows the SIM cards on 4G and CDMA 1x networks, which would be China specific.

What’s more, the screenshot shared by Barra is 1920×1080 pixels, which confirms at least one Mi 5 variant would come with a 1080p full HD display. It is likely he is using the metal variant, which is expected to have a full HD display while a premium glass variant of the Mi 5 could come with a 2K QHD display.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications and features: The metal variant is expected to come in 32GB and 64GB storage options, featuring 3GB and 4GB of RAM respectively, and a 1080p display. The glass variant, on the other hand, is expected to feature QHD display, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB and 64GB storage variants.

As for the rest of the specifications, the Mi 5 will be powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 processor. It is also said to feature a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and laser autofocus, an 8-megapixel selfie camera, 3,600mAh battery, fingerprint scanner, and IR Blaster. While the flagship smartphone will run on MIUI 7, there is also a rumor about there being a Windows 10 variant as well.

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  • Published Date: February 2, 2016 8:34 PM IST

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