Xiaomi's Mi 5 release date has been confirmed as Feb. 24. So far, rumors and leaks have given out almost all the configuration and pricing details of the flagship. In the meantime, the same device apparently visited a benchmark testing site, revealing key specifications and thereby putting an end to some conflicting rumors. Plus, there’s also an alleged image showing the back panel of the Mi 5 making rounds in the blogosphere.
According to GFXbench listing, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will carry a 5.7-inch display and 1080p screen resolution. However, past rumors pointed to a 5.5-inch or a 5.2-inch display. Under the hood, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset will power the device. On the software end, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS will run the handset, out of the box.
Rumor has it that, there’ll be two variants with 3 GB and 4 GB of RAMs. However, the device that visited the benchmark site reportedly flaunted 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of native storage combination.
When it comes to camera configuration, GSM Arena said the Mi 5 will sport a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera unit with f/2.2 aperture and a gracious 8-megapixel shooter at the front for selfies. This device will apparently support the following connectivity options: 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, BDS and OTG.
Price-wise, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will reportedly set the buyers back by roughly 2,500 CNY, which translates to about $380.
Meanwhile, a Weibo post shows a purported photo of the rear panel of the Mi 5 with patterned back. Interestingly, the patterns are Gold in color. At this point, we do not know if the other reported variants like Black, Pink and White will also have patterns at the back or if this is specific to the Gold variant.