The long anticipated Xiaomi Mi 5 to be launched on July 16. According to the teaser posted Chinese Social network Weibo, the handset to be launched on July 16. The launch has been rescheduled this month as earlier it was believed that Xiaomi might launch the Mi 5 later this year.
The image posted on the Chinese social media suggests a very slender device that has curved edges, and a metal build that might be a uni-body make. The hearsay implies that the handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, a 5.2-inch QHD Display, and a 16MP rear camera with a 13MP front-facing camera. The device might have an LPDDR4 RAM and the handset would be backed by a 3000mAh battery. According to the rumours, Mi 5 would have the same storage option as its predecessor Mi 4 has and the price tag would be 2399 Yuan (approximately Rs 25,000).
The direct competitor for the Mi 5 to be Sony Xperia Z3+, LG G4 and the entire latest flagship, while its primary competitor to be the OnePlus 2. OnePlus 2, the successor of the OnePlus One is set to launch on July 27 and the worldwide launch event which is the world’s first VR launch event will be free for the OnePlus VR cardboard. The handset is expected to be priced under $450 (approximately Rs 30,000).
Xiaomi Mi 5 to be launched in China on July 16 and is uncertain about the arrival of the handset in India in July. Earlier in May, the Chinese smartphone maker launched the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro in India.
Earlier the grapevine suggested that the Xiaomi Mi 5 was codenamed Libra and hinted at Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. However, the chipset is due to launch in later this year it is evident that the handset would not feature Snapdragon 820. The Snapdragon 810 has been getting a lot of flak with the heating issues (a big example being the Sony Xperia Z3+), something that OnePlus has claimed to have rectified with an ‘improved’ Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC, to be used in OnePlus 2. Either way, the July 16 event is sure to throw light on Mi 5’s future.