Xiaomi’s executives, including VP of International Hugo Barra, haven’t shied away from teasing the Mi 5 in anticipation of its double debut showing in Barcelona and Beijing on February 24, yet somehow, there are still many unanswered questions regarding the Mi 4’s long overdue sequel.
We know full well how it looks from the outside (or at least one particular configuration), and key features like processor make and model, RAM count or screen size and resolution have leaked left and right of late.
But we’ve heard conflicting reports on basically everything besides the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and now we get to check out a crumpled piece of paper listing the display at 5.15 inches, not 5.7, battery capacity at 2,910 or 3,000 mAh instead of 3,300+, and camera sensors at 16 and 4MP respectively.
Come to think of it, the 16 megapixel rear-facing shooter is probably the Xiaomi Mi 5’s second guarantee after the SD820 silicon, while the selfie cam might haul an Ultrapixel mechanism for extra sharpness. As for the 5.2-inch (or so) panel, Quad HD resolution seems less and less likely, as multiple sources hint at Full HD, aka 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, to save power.
Finally, the purported retail box sticker mentions NFC support, USB Type-C connectivity and fingerprint recognition capabilities, which have also been rumored in the recent past. All in all, today’s specs sound fairly plausible, but we wouldn’t rule out the separate existence of a 5.5 or 5.7-inch Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro version with a much larger battery in tow, up to 64GB internal storage space, and 4GB RAM.