By now tech aficionados have a good idea about what to expect when Xiaomi Mi 5 is introduced to the world. The launch date has been locked in and the device is gearing up to be unveiled on February 24.
While rumour mills have been hard at work churning out details, the latest comes straight from Xiaomi’s co-founder and President Lin Bin. The company’s co-founder took to his official Weibo page to share some of the camera samples and shared that they have all been captured with the Mi 5’s snapper. As noted by Android Headlines, although fans don’t get to view the images in its complete high-res quality, it does give some hint at the camera’s performance. The image is that of a flying bird, captured really well, which indicates a good shutter speed. While there is no word on what sensor the device will possess, speculations suggest a presence of a 16MP OIS camera with Laser Autofocus.
The rumoured spec sheet for the Xiaomi Mi 5 hints at the presence of a 13MP front-facing camera, 3GB or 4GB RAM with 32GB and 64GB storage options. The device is expected to be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7 right out of the box, as noted by Tech Radar. It has also been confirmed that the Mi 5 will hide a mean Snapdragon 820 SoC under its hood. And it may also house a large 3,600 mAh battery and also extend support for 4G LTE and dual SIM.
One of the latest leaks revealed the retail packaging of the device which confirmed many rumors about the handset’s form factor and also showed-off the colour options. The Mi 5 will retail in the standard white and black variants and buyers will also have the liberty to choose between pink and gold shades.
Xiaomi will hold an invitation-only media at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona on February 24.