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Is this the Xiaomi Mi5?

Rumors by Luke Jones on Friday February 06, 2015.

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Xiaomi Mi5
Xiaomi Mi5

Xiaomi launched a new flagship smartphone last month, the Mi Note Pro (alongside the Mi Note), but it was not the device we were expecting. In fact, it was widely reported that the Chinese company would be launching a follow up to its current Mi4 core flagship. The Mi5 or Mi4s is still in the works however and this image purports to show the handset.

Without the Mi branding there is no way of being 100% certain whether this is a Xiaomi or not, but the source is saying it definitely is the company's next flagship. The most interesting thing from a design and hardware perspective is the fact the device seems to be bezel to bezel screen across the landscape side. There are not many devices that offer an all-screen look, the Sharp Aquos Crystal springs to mind. It is worth noting that this supposed Xiaomi handset has normal bezels at the portrait ends.

The device is also made from a metal chassis, so it is undoubtedly a premium handset that will slot nicely into the high end market. There are no spec details with this particular leak, but there have been plenty of rumors regarding the market leading nature of the Mi4s/Mi5. The handset will come with a 1440 x 2560 5.7-inch Quad HD screen with a blistering PPI of 515. It seems the Chinese company had decided against the new 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and has decided to stay with this generation?s 805, which features four Krait 450 cores and is clocked at 2.7GHz. It will be paired with 3GB of RAM and will come with either 16GB or 64GB storage options.

Other specs include a micro SD card slot, a 16 megapixel rear camera, an 8 megapixel front facing shooter, and a sizeable 3,600 mAh battery. There are no signs of LTE bands suitable for North America, so it seems Xiaomi will continue to ignore the US, unless another Mi5 variant is in the works (unlikely).

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