Xiaomi announced a new flagship device, and the successor of the Mi 4 is expected to come with major improvements, being upgraded most of its components. The phone will most likely be released in November and likewise all the high-end devices which will be launched in the following months, it will support a fingerprint scanner.
The Mi 5 is rumored to have a thickness of only 5.1mm, but it will have enough room to house the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset which will consist of a quad-core 2.2 GHz CPU and a quad-core 1.8 GHz CPU, which will be backed by 4GB of RAM. The Mi 4 came with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset which was powered by a quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU and it supported 3GB of RAM.
The device will have two variants of internal memories: 16 and 64GB, likewise the predecessor, but neither this time, Xiaomi hasn’t added a microSD card slot to expand their capacity.
The 5-inch screen of the Mi 4 was increased by 0.3-inch and the resolution was upgraded from Full HD to QHD, resulting in a pixel density of 554ppi and on top of the Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) will run the proprietary MIUI 6.0.
The fans are more excited about the camera, since it will be upgraded to 16MP from 13MP and it will support OIS, dual-LED flash and other standard features. The previous Mi 4 had LED flash and 1/3” sensor size / 1.12µm pixel size, but the front camera had a higher resolution of 8Mp which, apparently, it will be downgraded to 6MP.
The fingerprint scanner which will be added to the Mi 5 will work on ultrasound technology and according to the latest rumors, the back will be curved and the sides will be protected by a metal frame. At the bottom of the phone will be placed two speaker outlets and the new USB Type-C connector. The phone will cost less than 400 dollars.