- Nov 9, 2015
Xiaomi's eagerly-anticipated upcoming flagship has been stirring up a lot of commotion in the mobile realm and understandably so. The OEM's track record of putting out competitive offers has resulted in a lot of pressure and high expectations for the Xiaomi Mi 5. Despite the frequent visits to the rumor mill, the handset is still shrouded with a lot of mystery and major speculations, like the possibility of a physical home button - a Xiaomi first. Today finally brings some specifics on the flagship offer, as it has been listed on Oppomart's website. The page includes a full set of specs and considering the source is pretty reputable, we are inclined to believe in their validity. The Xiaomi Mi 5 will have a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel display. There is no info on the panel technology, but we can only assume an IPS LCD one, considering the company's track record. RAM is set at 4GB and memory options include 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. The chipset is just as impressive - Qualcomm's next-gen beast, the Snapdragon 820. The camera setup consists of a 20MP main shooter and an 8MP selfie one.The phone looks to be powered by a 3,800 mAh battery and boots the OEM's own MIUI 7, based on Android 5.1 (although the specs say MIUI 6, but that is obviously a typo). It is available in classic black and white colors. Thanks to another recent leak, courtesy of China UnionPay, we are also fairly certain that the Mi 5 will once again feature NFC, along with support for the new local "Cloud Lightening Pay" platform. Last, but definitely not least, the listing also features a price. It is, of course, preliminary and could be subject to change, but is currently set at $599. That is a pretty penny indeed, but still quite competitive considering the next-get flagship specs. Thanks for the tip Dr. Amey...