The Xiaomi Mi 5 has been one of the constantly rumored devices with many leaks originating from China’s Weibo. This time around, a new source privy to inside information from Xiaomi HQ, has given a glimpse of what to expect from the flagship device.
Based on the Weibo update made by @MochaRQ, the Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications will include the new and powerful chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. However, it is worth noting that Qualcomm has not released the S820 yet. The OEMs that are banking on the chipmaker’s silicon have no other option but to wait, which explains why there is a delay in launching the Xiaomi Mi 4 successor. Perhaps, Qualcomm is being extra careful with the S820, thanks to the nightmare of overheating problems caused by predecessor Snapdragon 810.
Therefore, it is safe to assume that Xiaomi is neither using MediaTek nor it will settle for the predecessor that is prone to problems. According to Phone Arena, the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, which keeps visiting benchmark test sites, will be made available to OEMs only by early 2016. On this note, the upcoming flagship from the Chinese tech titan may not see the light of the day until 2016. Other rumored Xiaomi Mi 5 feature includes a fingerprint scanner for authentication.
Meanwhile, earlier rumors suggested that the Mi 5 will reportedly feature a 5.3-inch display, bundled with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels resolution. A huge 4 GB of RAM has also been tipped.
When it comes to memory specification, the device will come equipped with 16 GB or 64 GB of native storage capacity and microSD card slot for further expansion. A 16-megapixel primary camera and a generous 6-megapixel selfie shooter at the front will apparently be part of the device.
Android’s 5.1.1 Lollipop OS is believed to be running the handset, while a good 3,030 mAh battery unit will help keep the lights on. Nevertheless, readers are advised to take the reported Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications with the proverbial pinch of salt as the company has not confirmed any information so far.