Xiaomi celebrated selling 10 million units of its non-phablet flagship, which is the Mi 4 recently. Time is ripe for an upgrade, and it looks like Xiaomi is well aware of that.
The Mi 5 reportedly just leaked along with its larger sibling, i.e., the Mi 5 Plus. According to the leak, the 5.2-inch Mi 5 will come with not the Snapdragon 820 but the Snapdragon 810 which the OnePlus 2 will also have. In contrast to the ‘usual’ fingerprint sensors, the Mi 5 will also allegedly have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID. The tech is compatible with some of the old Qualcomm processors, but is being introduced in the Snapdragon 810 and 425 processors.
The leak goes on to tell more about the phone. 16 mega-pixel rear camera, 13 mega-pixel front camera is what the Mi 5 will reportedly have along with a 2K resolution through the 5.2-inch panel. A 3000mAh battery is mentioned also, but that isn’t something you would be surprised about perhaps.
The Mi 5 Plus on the other hand is expected to have a 5.7-inch 2K screen, Snapdragon 820 processor, 23 mega-pixel rear camera and 12 mega-pixel front facing camera. The battery on this one is rumoured to be a 3500mAh cell, which according to the leak charges up to 100% in just 50 minutes. That would mean that if it’s a usual 3.7V battery, the charger outputs a 5250mA current (considering 80% efficiency), which I don’t think is something the tech world is ready for yet.
Both devices will, as expected, feature a new version of MIUI — MIUI 7 — with some added features.