Speaking of design, because of the conflicting reports from the past, we still do not know if this flagship device will sport a full-metal chassis or a glass-covered back panel. In any case, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be introduced after the Chinese Spring Festival, which is celebrated on Feb. 8.
Spec-wise, Times News UK said that the handset will feature a 5.2-inch display and QHD screen resolution. Under the hood, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset with a quad-core processor is believed to power the flagship.
When it comes to memory specification, the phone will apparently come equipped with 16 GB and 64 GB of native storage space. The Mi 5 is expected to be released as two variants -- the 32 GB model will carry 3 GB of RAM, while the 64 GB storage version will pack 4 GB of RAM, Times News UK reported. Not to forget, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is also believed to come with the same 4 GB RAM configuration.
Furthermore, the Mi 5 is expected to sport a solid 16-megapixel rear-facing camera unit and a very-generous 8-megapixel front-facing selfie clicker. The entire configuration will be backed by a powerful 3,600 mAh non-removable battery unit. For the first time, Xiaomi will be housing a fingerprint scanner on the physical home button.
On the software front, Android 5.1 Lollipop will run the handset with MIUI 7 on top of it. Xiaomi is believed to release the Mi 5 in Black, Gold and White colors. This device will reportedly support 4G LTE, NFC and dual-SIM, among other standard connectivity options.