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News about the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 5 came a few weeks ago when the company’s senior vice president revealed that the phone will be launched at the end of February.

Even though the launch is still a good few weeks away, several specifications of the phone have already been leaked.


Some design elements of the Xiaomi Mi 5 have also come out through leaked pictures and they do not suggest a significant deviation from the Mi 4 in terms of design language. Hence, the phone is likely to look more like the iPhone of today. Some of the key elements that are likely to be present on the phone include a fingerprint sensor, which may be offered in the rear of the phone like LG G4.

Distinctive feature

Apple recently introduced to the 3D touch feature on the iPhone 6S and it has not taken long to make its way in other smartphones if reports are to be believed. The Xiaomi Mi 5 appears to have tried its best to have the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner technology, but this aspect may not become a reality just yet. Instead, the phone will have the 3D touch element that provided a gimmicky aspect to the iPhone 6. This feature is expected to improve a number of areas in the android operating system and it may be incorporated into other android smartphones in the near future.

The 5.3 inch screen is the largest market, but it will have more than sufficient screen resolution with 1440 x 2560 pixels on board. Again, these are just rumors but there is a good possibility of these features making it into the final product.


A standout aspect on the Xiaomi Mi 5 may be its 16 megapixel rear camera, which will go nicely along with the six megapixel front camera. Such high specifications with regard to both cameras will give Xiaomi Mi 5 a substantial edge over the big names from Samsung and Apple. Xiaomi Mi 5 may be one of the first devices from the company to offer the USB Type C connector. This reversible USB pin is likely to be the standard fare on all smartphones in the near future. One disappointment maybe that the phone is likely to support the 2.0 version of Quick Charge and not the 3.0 version. The device is expected to cost around $600.