Xiaomi Mi5 is the Best Competition Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 Will Face
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the LG G4 are the two best flagships so far this year and it looks like they are head and shoulders above everyone else.
The two phones have experienced several months of domination and the S6 has gotten Samsung back on track with the sales numbers. The G4 is a great follow up model with improvements after the already successful G3. However, they might finally get a worthy competitor in the Xiaomi Mi5. If the rumors are true and confirmed, the Chinese phone might end up in the top 3 phones of 2015. The release date of the Mi5 is rumored for fall this year, probably in November. Here are some of the rumors linked with the device.
Design and Display
What will be impressive about the phone is that Xiaomi is bringing the QHD display to the Mi5. According to rumors, the phone will have a 5.3 inch display with resolution of 1440 x 2560. The size is a bit tricky, since it is just in the middle between compact phones (5-5.1 inches) and phablets (5.5-5.7 inches). But the company believes it can pull it off. As for the design, there shouldn’t be any significant changes from the Mi4 and Mi3.
Hardware and Operating System
The hardware section is what is most impressive, and one that will triumph the S6 and the LG G4. While it is true that the Mi5 will be a second half phone and should logically have better specs, they are still impressive. According to reports, the Xiaomi Mi5 will be one of the first phones with the new Snapdragon 820 chipset. It will be a quad core processor, but benchmark results show better performances than the Exynos 7420 of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Additionally, RAM is rumored to be at 4 GB, which is more than the Galaxy S6 or the G4 offer. Since Android M should be a reality by then, we can expect the Mi5 to run on the new OS by Google or get a quick update to it.
An interesting aspect of the rear camera of the Xiaomi Mi5 is the design. According to several sources, the camera will be hidden in the chassis and pop out only when you take pictures or record videos. As for the power, the rumors are a 16-MP camera sensor on the back with optical image stabilization and a great 6-MP sensor on the front with wide lens for selfies.
Given that the Mi5 will be operated by a more efficient Snapdragon 820 chipset, even a smaller battery would do the trick. The Chinese company, however, doesn’t want to risk anything. Therefore, Xiaomi will place a 3030 mAh battery inside the Mi5.