News by Josh Dasey on Monday February 01, 2016.
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We have been waiting so very long for Xiaomi to launch its Mi 5 flagship, over 18 months in fact and still we have the now ancient Mi 4 and nothing new. The wait is almost over of course, with Xiaomi tipped to unveil the device at MWC during the last week of this month, and now it seems the Mi 5 may get a Windows sibling.It is all but guaranteed that the handset will be launched with Android, and this will be the focus of the device of course. However, Xiaomi is apparently willing to throw its weight behind Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile platform and will launch a Win 10 version of the Mi 5. Microsoft could certainly use the weight of one of the markets leading manufacturers as Windows 10 Mobile Lumia sales have been terrible. If this really happens, Microsoft will have a bona fide current flagship in its ecosystem, not to mention the backing of China's most popular mobile brand and all the goodness that brings in terms of sales. As for the Mi 5, it is likey to have all the high end specs you can shake a stick off. You know the drill by now, Quad HD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and other hardware that will position this alongside the other giants of the smartphone land. Would you be interested in checking out the Windows variant over the Android one?
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.