Xiaomi Mi 5 To Launch On February 24; Will There Be More Than One Device At The Launch?

Xiaomi Mi 5 To Launch On February 24; Will There Be More Than One Device At The Launch?
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At the moment, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is at the center of attention. After many speculations for the past one and half years, Xiaomi finally announced that its new flagship model will be launched on Feb. 24.


While some reports were doing the rounds suggesting a February launch, fans now have a real date to look forward to. Senior VP Wanqiang Li of Xiaomi revealed through an official Weibo page that the Beijing-based company will unveil its new phone at a Spring Conference to be held on Feb. 24.

The good news is that fans can expect more surprises at the launch that will be hosted for two hours. According to some leaked images reported by Gizmo China, there might be more than one device at the Feb. 25 event, which will go from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendees present at the event can enjoy a hands-on experience with the devices. Mr. Li also added that more details regarding the Mi 5 device will be disclosed on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Given the various reports suggesting new specs of the handset, it is expected to feature a 5.2-inch QHD screen along with a Snapdragon 820 processor. The device is expected to tuck in 4GB RAM, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera and a powerful 3,600mAH battery, observes Android Authority.

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Phone Arena reports that the device will have Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed and the latest version of MIUI running at its base. There could be different variants of the device, 16GB, 32GB or 64GB internal storage with 3GB or 4GB of RAM.

IBTimes.com.au notes that Xioami CEO Lei Jun made an announcement last November that the Mi 5 is “worth the wait.” The device is expected to come with support for USB Type-C interface and NFC. The real specs and features of the device will be revealed after the phone is launched in February.