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Mi 5 is Xiaomi’s 2015 Flagship Device: Specs and Features Have Huge Market Potential

September 2
9:59 PM 2015

The Mi5 smartphone is Xiaomi's new flagship device for 2015 following its forerunner, the Mi4. Its features, which include the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and a 3GB RAM, provide a huge market potential for the Chinese company.

The International Business Times revealed Xiaomi's Mi5 specs and features and compared them with the Mi4. Information has also been leaked in the Chinese social media platform called Weibo. The new flagship device will be sporting a handy 5.2 inch display with Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440), as compared to Mi4's 5-inch full HD display.

Mi5 also comes with the newest Snapdragon 810 processor, the "ultimate connected computing processor," enabling HD video live streaming and smooth communications. Considered to be an upgrade from Mi4's previous Snapdragon 801 processor, the S810 chipset is believed to boost the Mi5's performance.

Aside from these, Xiaomi's Mi5 also has an octa-core CPU, a 3,000mAH battery, and a 16 MP rear camera. According to the MNR Daily, The Mi5 is also presumed to be packaged with a built-in fingerprint sensor like Apple's Touch ID, Android 5.1 Lollipop, and Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Xiaomi is one of the largest Chinese tech manufacturers known for producing affordable yet powerful devices. It has dominated the Chinese market for a period of two years in a short amount of time. On August 2014, the company released the Mi 4 smartphone. Following this trend, it was predicted that the Mi5 will be launched at around the same time this year. A report by The Christian Post confirmed the prediction and stated that the release date of the Xiaomi Mi5 was on August 13 during a press event in China. Customers were also tipped to expect another upcoming phone in the form of the Mi5 Plus which is rumored to have a 5.7 inch display.

Customers may purchase the Mi5 by Xiaomi in a low price of only 2,399 yuan (about $385). Xiaomi hopes that through the Mi5's success, it will become the leading player in the Chinese tech market.

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