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Xiaomi Mi 5 Could Arrive in Two Versions

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Xiaomi Mi 5 Could Arrive in Two Versions

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It’s not uncommon at all for OEMs to release more than one options for flagship devices. Samsung, Apple, and Sony, among others, have been doing that for a while now, and if latest rumors are to be believed, Xiaomi is planning to do the same with its upcoming Mi 5 flagship smartphone.

A mobile industry insider let it slip that Xiaomi could have two variants for the Mi 5 up its sleeve. While one will sport a 2.5D curved glass for the front and back with a metal fame, the other will be a more premium version with an all-metal body. Furthermore, the former is said to have a 1080p resolution, while the latter (pricier) variant will sport a QHD resolution display.

Xiaomi Mi 5

However, the size of both the variants will remain the same. If this new rumor is true, Xiaomi is likely to offer the glass version with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, and the full-metal handset with 4 GB and 64 GB storage. Meanwhile, yesterday’s leak also confirms a black color variant for the device.

Just a refresher, the Mi 5 is slated toΒ feature a 5.2-inch display with Quad HD resolution. The handset is confirmed to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset. Other rumored specs include 3GB or 4GB RAM, with a minimum of 32GB internal storage. The camera on the device is expected to be a 16-megapixel at the back, and an equally impressive 13-megapixel snapper at the front.

This power hungry device is set to pack a battery of 3600 mAh with support for Quick Charge 3.0 technology. At the software end, the handset will run MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Xiaomi is set to launch the Mi 5 on January 21.

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Asif Ali
Asif Ali

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Keyur Bhesania
Keyur Bhesania

@iGyaan please compare this phone with one plus two when mi5 officially announced.

siddharthverma1995
siddharthverma1995

change your date, its not jan 21 at all. They said it will be released after chinese new year.

Saurabh Sharma
Saurabh Sharma

Are you kidding? it is gonna be priced over 20,000.

Aercy
Aercy

January 21st is vague, I thought they said it'll launch after Chinese New year, that is February 8th I think

Rishi Ramesh
Rishi Ramesh

Lol redmi 3 will have a larger battery than mi 5.. :3