Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra just confirmed that the Mi 5 will be introduced on Feb. 24. According to past rumors, a total of two variants can be expected from Xiaomi. But now, a new report said that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be released as four variants.
One of the Mi 5 variants will carry 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage space, while the second one will feature a killer 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of native space. Gizmo China said that the other two new variants will reportedly come with 2.5D curved glass at the front as well as the back, combined with 4 GB of RAM and 2K/QHD display. However, these two variants will differ in the form of built-in storage space i.e. 32 GB and 64 GB. This also means the first two variants will settle for a Full HD display resolution.
As far as the Xiaomi Mi 5 price goes, the first two variants will apparently set the buyers back by 2,199 yuan (about $334) and 2,599 yuan (about $395), respectively. The new variants with 2K display will be priced at 2,799 yuan (about $425) and 3,099 yuan (about $471) specific to the 32 GB and 64 GB models, respectively.
Spec-wise, the Mi 5 will flaunt a 5.2-inch display, packed with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution. This handset is expected to house a 16-megapixel rear-facing shooter and a 13-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies.
Under the hood, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC will power the phone. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will run the device with MIUI 7 on top of it. A flagship-worthy 3,600 mAh battery unit will apparently keep the lights on. Lastly, a fingerprint sensor will be embedded on the home button.
Here, check out the launch date confirmation from Barra:
— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) January 26, 2016