Xiaomi Mi5 screenshot shows NFC and dual SIM support

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Lei Jun posted a screenshot from what is believed to be the Xiaomi Mi5 which points at a few possible features.

The screenshot on Lei Jun’s Weibo looks normal enough on first inspection, and just shows the regular MIUI interface and clock widget, but a closer look at the top right of the screen reveals something interesting.

NFC looks like it has make a come back to flagship Xiaomi phones. The last time we saw NFC on a MI device was on the Xiaomi Mi3, but it looks like it will make a comeback for the Mi5. The increased number of people using NFC for payments is probably the driving force behind the decision.

xiaomi mi5 screenshot

The second details are the two network signal strength icons. Dual SIM is was once only available on more affordable MTK phones, but in recent years more top of the range devices have included it.

Xiaomi will launch the Xiaomi Mi5 on the 24th Feb where the phone is believed to come with a Snapdragon 820, 2K display, 16 mega-pixel camera and possibly a curved display.

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