Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus before tomorrow’s launch: Teasers

Xiaomi is heavily speculated to launch the Mi 5 tomorrow. To add fuel to the fire, the company has released a new teaser that shows a new possible feature – wireless charging. The company has posted an image on its social media pages showing what seems to be a wireless charger attached to a microUSB port, while also reiterating the launch of a smartphone tomorrow.

In the  teaser Xiaomi says it has ‘redesigned something from head to tail’ indicating that it isn’t a new product launch, but an upgrade to an existing line-up. The Mi 4 was unveiled at a global launch event in July last year, indicating further that its successor will be unveiled tomorrow.

Wireless charging would be a big significant highlight for Xiaomi, if the Mi 5 boasts of it. This year, Samsung used this feature as an important tool in its battle against the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Alongside the Mi 5, we also expect the Mi 5 Plus to be unveiled simultaneously. The Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus have been one of the most anticipated devices of the year, and therefore leaks have been plenty. Both the smartphones are rumored to have a bezel-less display and be priced under 3,000 Yuan (Rs 30,700 approximately).

As far as the Mi 5 goes, it may feature a 5.2-inch 2K LCD display and a Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 4GB RAM. It will come in 16/64GB variants, and integrate a fingerprint scanner in the home button. It is said to sport a 16-megapixel rear camera along, a 13-megpixel front-facing camera, the company’s new MIUI 7 (most likely based on Android 5.1 Lollipop), a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging abilities.

Coming to the Mi 5 Plus, it may feature a full metal body and a larger 5.7-inch 2K display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, and come with a fingerprint scanner. It is said to offer 32GB of internal storage. Additionally, it sports a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 12-megapixel front-facing sensor, a 3,500mAh battery which supports fast charging.