Xiaomi's Might Reveal Its Snapdragon 820 powered Mi5 in November

    Are you curious to know what Xiaomi has planned for the rest of 2015? A massive new leak from Chinese site Mobile-Dad may have revealed the company's road maps through the end of the year.

    Xiaomi's Might Reveal Its Snapdragon 820 powered Mi5 in November

    There's a lot to process here, but one device that immediately stands out is the Mi5. Xiaomi's upcoming flagship phone will apparently launch in November with an impressive Snapdragon 820 processor and a 5.5-inch Quad-HD resolution display, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, a 16 or 20MP main camera, a fingerprint reader, USB-C, and all that at just 5.1mm of thickness.

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    Moreover, the Snapdragon 820 SoC could allow Xiaomi to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint identification system, which has the advantage of not needing a capacitive sensor or a button present anywhere on the device's body to function.

    Xiaomi's Might Reveal Its Snapdragon 820 powered Mi5 in November

    The leakster claims that the November date was decided upon because of Qualcomm's SoC roadmap. Initially, Xiaomi looked towards a summer release for the Mi5, but then decided to wait for the American chip maker's next best thing in order to challenge the domestic competition with a spec-intensive smartphone that offers the absolute best in 2015 mobile technology unless 4K-resolution screens happen, that is.

    Either way, the Mi5 will go on sale before the end of the year, which is certainly a nice way to spend the past 12 months off with a bang.

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    Summer will be a busy season for Xiaomi, still, as the company will make an effort to stay afloat in the market with the interim Xiaomi Mi4s, a revision of its last-year flagship smartphone that comes updated with the Snapdragon 810 SoC and a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, among other incremental improvements.

    The Xiaomi Mi5 is building up to be a pretty interesting device, and if Xiaomi manages to handle the software end, particularly its MIUI OS well then we should expect another strong device from the Chinese manufacturer this year.


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