Xiaomi Mi 5 will be an absolute powerhouse

Thomas Wellburn
July 3, 2015

Possible specs for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 have leaked and if true, they represent a hugely powerful device that will easily compete with the likes of Apple, LG and Samsung. 

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is rumoured to feature a 5.3 inch screen, a 2560 x 1440 QHD panel, 4GB RAM and the upcoming Snapdragon 820. It will also feature a very large 3,030mAh battery. That’s some mind-boggling specs that place it higher than any smartphone currently available. 4GB RAM is a luxury that almost all flagship devices currently lack including the LG G4 and Samsung Galaxy S6.

Enter the Dragon

The Snapdragon 820 is the biggest selling point here, as it incorporates the latest features from Qualcomm’s Zeroth platform. The chip is capable of learning about users over time, picking up human activity patterns and anticipating their actions based on collected data. The chip is also expected to be 64-bit, meaning we may finally begin to see the advantages of a larger memory architecture.

Camera and release date

The camera gets a sensor increase to 16 megapixels on the rear but drops to 6 megapixels on the front. Quite why the’ve done this remains to be seen but we won’t know for sure until the technology is demonstrated. As for a possible release date, November is slated as a possible time, which puts it one month after the expected release of the iPhone 6s. Based on Xiaomi’s business model of undercutting rivals, you should expect it to cost a fair bit less too.

For more on Xiaomi, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Xiaomi page.

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