There’s been immense speculation about the launch of the #Xiaomi #Mi5. A new report is now giving fans some good news about the release date of the device. It was long believed that the Mi 5 would be released first thing in 2016, but that doesn’t appear to be the case as the company is supposedly waiting until after the Chinese New Year to unveil the device. For those unaware, that’s sometime after the 8th of February.
That’s not to say that the device will be launched right after February 8, but merely that Xiaomi has set the Chinese New Year as a deadline in order to ramp up production of the flagship, keeping the demand in mind. From what we can tell so far, the Mi 5 will be one of the few devices that we know of right now to pack the Snapdragon 820 chipset (the Le Max Pro will have dibs, apparently).
Further, the handset is expected to be packing a Quad HD display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 13-megapixel front camera, a 3,600 mAh battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Don’t hold your breath if you’re expecting a Stateside release as Xiaomi has been relatively non-existent in the North American mobile industry, barring the release of its Mi Band fitness tracker and some other accessories.