Xiaomi has already confirmed plans to launch the Mi 5 flagship smartphone after the Spring Festival, which this year starts on February 8, and lasts 15 days. Now, Xiaomi Co-Founder and Senior VP Liwan Jiang has revealed (via GizmoChina) that Mi 5 will go on sale one week after the launch.
Jiang has not specified whether the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be available only in China after one week of the launch, but that seems likely following past launches. Earlier, Liwan Jiang had revealed that the Mi 5 entered mass production and the company is making sure that there are enough units available for consumers when the phone finally launches.
Xiaomi’s Mi 5 is one of the most anticipated flagship smartphones for the company as a lot rides on thesuccess of the device. Recently, the company announced that it had shipped over 70 million phones in 2015, which was below the company’s expectations.
The company has been teasing the launch of the Mi 5 smartphone for months now. To recall, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had back in November had said that the Mi 5 was “worth the wait” and was “very, very good”.
Based on preliminary leaks, the Mi 5 is said to feature a 5.2-inch display with either full-HD or QHD resolution. The handset is said to come in two memory and storage versions – 3GB of RAM with 32GB inbuilt storage, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage. On the camera front, the Mi 5 is rumoured to pack a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. It is also supposed to be backed by a 3600mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech. The handset is said to run MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.