Compared to Samsung and LG to a certain extent, Xiaomi managed to keep a relatively tight lid on information spills regarding its next-gen flagship device, slated to go official in Beijing and Barcelona on February 24 after an excruciatingly long waiting time.
Don’t get us wrong, we’ve seen our fair share of Mi 5 renders… and then some, as well as reports on everything from prospective OS choice, premium build materials, top-shelf RAM and processor specifications, and even chromatic options.
It’s just we can’t be 100 percent sure of more than a couple of features, including Snapdragon 820 power and a display measuring over 5.2 inches in diagonal. 5.7, goes so far as to suggest GFX Bench, disputing previous rumors that circled 5.4, 5.5 tops.
What’s truly bound to enrage spec junkies however is the benchmark-listed Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), delivering a short of stellar 386 ppi count on the alleged 5.7-inch panel. On the flip side, if this all pans out, the Xiaomi Mi 5 could be able to keep the lights on for days on end, especially if battery capacity fits that huge footprint, at, say, 3,800 mAh or so.
But it’s also possible we’re looking at only one of multiple Mi 5 configurations, with 3GB RAM in tow instead of 4, pre-loaded Android 6.0 Marshmallow, not Windows 10 Mobile, and 64GB internal storage space, not 32 or 128. Meanwhile, the quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC should be the technical highlight shared between all versions of the upcoming phone.