The Xiaomi Mi 5 is one of the most talked about devices in the past few months. Fortunately, Geekbench results and some hints from Xiaomi’s co-founder provide consumers with more insight as to what to expect from the device.
Xiaomi confirmed previously that it will be launching the Mi 5 flagship after Spring Festival. The period starts on February 8 and lasts until 15 days. To keep consumers more excited, Xiaomi Co-Founder and Senior VP Liwan Jiang offered more details on the availability of the device. According to the executive, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be on shelves a week following the launch, as reported by GizmoChina.
Jiang did not provide further details on whether the device will be available to other markets one week after the launch. Only Chinese consumers are guaranteed so far to have access to the device on the said period. Nonetheless, analysts think that other markets should soon see the Xiaomi Mi 5 on shelves soon enough, just like other launches. Previously, Jiang confirmed that the device already entered mass production. The company wants to make sure there will be enough units available once the launch date arrives.
As for the specs, several leaks already came out, including a listing on Geekbench. According to the listing, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon quad-core SoC, specifically the Snapdragon 820. Other features include 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 OS. The phone scored 1,927 points under the singe-core benchmark test. It was also able to score 5,123 points for the multi-core test. The scores are all pointing toward a great performance, special thanks to the Snapdragon 820 SoC. There were also reports that the device will have a lower-end variant featuring a glass front back and a metal frame. It is also expected to come with 2.5D glass on top of the display and 5.1-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) screen.