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Xiaomi Mi 5 is a much anticipated smartphone expected from this established Chinese smartphone manufacturer.

Anticipations are high, as many expect the device to be outstanding, just like the recent models of Xiaomi smartphones the company has been rolling out.

One thing for sure is that the Mi 5 will be unveiled this February 24 at a press event, latest reports reveal. The news was made public by Hugo Barra, the OEM’s global product director through his Facebook page. If this materializes, it will be Xiaomi’s first launch this year, a move that will also be approving the many rumors that have been doing rounds regarding the same.

Xiaomi Mi 5 to be showcased at the MWC 2016

The upcoming MWC 2016 event that will be held in Barcelona, Spain as usual will see Xiaomi join other invited companies in showcasing their latest devices during the invite-only media preview event at the MWC. During this event, the company will reveal the Xiaomi Mi 5 to compete with other major players expected to release their flagships during the same event, for instance, HTC, LG and of course Samsung.

Possible features

Just like the many rumors that are doing the rounds regarding the release of Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, Xiaomi Mi 5 and HTC One M10 also have their own share of speculations.

The latest reports suggest that the new Mi 5 will possibly take after the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with respect to design. In the leaked renders, the phone has an edge-to-edge display screen that is enclosed in an all-metal casing. There are further reports that suggest this device will come in two variants.

As far as the spec sheet is concerned, rumor has it that Xiaomi will include a 5.2 inch display screen on the Mi 5, which will be capable of a res power of 2560 by 1440 pixels. Inside the phone there will be the latest octa-core Snapdragon 820 chipset and a RAM of 4GB, just like what is expected of the Galaxy S7. To crown things up, Xiaomi Mi 5 will come with a rear snapper of 16MP and a capable selfie snapper of 13MP.

As noted earlier, these are only but rumors and speculations, but the real thing will be known in the next few weeks. But for sure, this device will give Samsung, LG and HTC, among others, a run for their money come the end of the year.