With Xiaomi Mi 5 rumors doing the rounds for quite some time now and recent reports speculating a February launch, sometime around the Chinese New Year, much to the delight of awaiting fans.

A recent post on Weibo only goes to confirm a February landing for the device, since the word comes straight from Xiaomi co-founder and senior vice president Liwan Jiang. He revealed that the company has increased speed on the production of Mi 5 and it is expected to be in stock around the Chinese New Year holiday period, until mid-February.

According to recent predictions on Chinese Website MyDrives, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be introduced on February 20, considering the holiday period. As noted by Digital Trends, January 21 also happens to be another probable launch date for the handset. Although, with just two days to go that may seem a tad earlier since VP Liwan Jiang has only recently spoken about accelerating production. Also, launching the device around the holiday period seems like the way to go, so tech aficionados may be pinning their hopes on a February launch.

In any case, the much-talked about handset may arrive sooner rather than later with some neat features such as an Octa-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 13MP secondary camera and a massive 3,600mAh battery.

Report on MyDrivers suggests that the lineup may consists of two smartphones, one boasting a metal chassis, while the other sports 2.D curved glass panels on the front and the rear. The top-of-the-line metal body Xiaomi Mi 5 is speculated to sport a 5.2-inch display with 2560 x 1440 resolutions, while other specs read out to be 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 2.5D curved glass Mi 5 will also be fitted with a 5.2-inch display (1920 x 1080) and feature 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage onboard.

Fans can keep coming back for more updates, speculations and rumors on Xiaomi Mi 5 and look out for the confirmed arrival date of the date.