After a hiatus, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is back in the news thanks to a new leak by the credible tipster Leaksfly via Weibo. That source reports the Xiaomi Mi 5 release date is set for November, saying Xiaomi had been gearing up for a summer release but then decided to wait for Qualcomm’s next chip to come out, according to Phone Arena.
The Weibo report says the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, which comes with support for Sense ID, a fingerprint scanner technology that uses “ultrasound” in place of “optics.” The ultrasound technology is apparently more “resilient against dirt and water on the finger,” notes GSM Arena. Earlier rumors said a fingerprint sensor was very much part of the Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications list.
As for Xiaomi Mi 5 specs, the device will feature an aluminium chassis, a 5.5-inch display and QHD screen resolution. Though the handset is expected to be longer and wider, it will reportedly be slim, at 5.1 mm.
Moreover, the smartphone will be backed by 4 GB of RAM. When it comes to memory specification, the handset will come equipped with either a 16 GB or 64 GB unit. Plus, a USB Type C connector is also a rumored part of the handset. Moving on to the camera configuration, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will apparently house a 16 MP OIS rear-facing camera unit, in addition to an 8 MP front-facing shooter for selfies and video chats.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 will reportedly have a bigger sibling in Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus, believed to flaunt a 6.0-inch display. The Chinese tech giant has not confirmed the Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus or Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications thus far.