In a post on Weibo, Xiaomi co-founder Li Wanqiang confirmed that the Mi 5 is currently in production with the aim to release after Chinese New Year.
Wanqiang confirmed that the new flagship device will indeed use Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The Mi 5 was rumoured to be released last year and now it seems that Xiaomi has actually delayed it to incorporate the new powerful chipset. A fair enough reason seeing as the Snapdragon 810 had run its course.
Current leaks are suggesting the Mi 5 will have an all metal body finish with a fingerprint scanner situated in the front facing home button. Accompanying the Snapdragon 820 is 4GB RAM and 32-64GB of internal storage. Leaked specs further impresses with a 16 megapixel camera and a hefty 13 megapixel selfie camera. A 3600mAh battery is also touted, which supports Quick Charge 3.0.
Chinese New Year lands on February 8th this year, we can expect Xiaomi to announce soon after to take advantage of the new year and all those bursting red envelopes.
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Via Android Central.