Xiaomi's flagship for 2015 aka the Mi5 is a long awaited device. Apparently 17 months have passed since the launch of the Xiaomi Mi4 and the year 2015 is slowing crawling towards an end. Sadly there's no official words regarding the launch of the Mi5. However there's some spicy news that might suit the appetite of many a Mi fans worldwide.
Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi has now come up with a statement saying that the Chinese company generally takes around 12-18 months to develop its flagship phones. Considering the fact that 17 months have already passed, Xiaomi might possibly be pointing towards a January, 2016 launch date. Market analyst Pan Jiutang however begs to differ as he expect the Xiaomi Mi5 to launch in February next year.
The Chinese smartphone maker's CEO further revealed that he has been using the Xiaomi Mi5 as his daily driver for quite some time and has been quite impressed with what the device has to offer. While it true that no CEO in the world would refer to their smartphone as no less than 'awesome', Lei Jun's statement states some light to the fact the company is prepping up for an imminent launch of their flagship phone - Xiaomi Mi5.
Xiaomi has also posted a picture of a mysterious phone on the company's Weibo site. The image shows a user adjusting Xiaomi's own Yi Light using a phone which rather resembles the Mi Note (especially the side profile). Unlike the Mi Note though the leaked device which apparently appear to be the Mi5 sports a much narrower bezels.
Leaks further suggest that the Xiaomi Mi5 will sport a Synaptics Force Touch Technology to incorporate a 5.2 inch QHD (2560x1440p) display with Force Touch capabilities. The rest of the rumoured specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, 21MP rear camera along with an 8MP front facing Selfie Snapper.