Xiaomi Mi 5 To Launch In China In February After Spring Festival

Xiaomi Mi 5 To Launch In China In February After Spring Festival
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For the past few months, several reports surfaced hinting at Xiaomi Mi 5’s specs. While fans have been waiting anxiously for the phone to arrive soon, it has now been confirmed by Xiaomi co-founder Liwan Jiang that the device will be launched in China after the Spring Festival in February.


Reports suggest that the Mi 5 will be released on Feb. 20 in China. However, consumers can buy the product only a week after its official announcement, states FirstPost. In a different report by MyDrivers, Xiaomi is expected to launch two Mi 5 smartphones.

According to Gizmochina, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to have a 5-inch display screen with 1080p resolution along with a 2.5D curved glass for it. The phone will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage space. As for the camera, the phone will sport a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera.

Running on MIUI7 Android Marshmallow operating system, the phone packs in some other great features. It has a Hi-Fi audio system, a digital noise cancellation feature and LDAC.

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The major highlight of the phone is that it will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 instead of the Snapdragon 810. Earlier, the Snapdragon 810 System on Chip reported overheating issues. The chipset was used inside the HTC One M9 which generated overheating warning, reports IBTimes.

Phone Arena states that a new An Tu Tu benchmark testing on the HTC One M9 revealed several overheating issues. Reportedly, a Romanian website wanted to evaluate the performance of the One M9’s performance, but found warning messages for the phone due to overheating of the chipset inside. Unlike the One M9, the One M8 scored high points between 42,000 and 43,000 in AnTuTu.

A warning message popped up at the benchmark testing which reads, “The device temperature is too high. Please test again after cooling the device. Continue testing may cause the system to restart or shut down.”