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More rumors pinpoint January 21st launch for Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus

More rumors pinpoint January 21st launch for Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus
More rumors pinpoint January 21st launch for Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus
Launch date may coincide with the Snapdragon 820 SoC and retail for a starting price at just under 300 Euros.

The highly anticipated flagship Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus are making headlines yet again as we move closer to a known launch window. The two models are expected to carry a Snapdragon 820 SoC and a new 3D fingerprint reader that may ultimately function like your standard fingerprint reader as found on the iPhone 6 or Bluboo Xtouch. A supposed render of the smartphone appears to support the latter hypothesis.

Reports from China claim that both the Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus will premiere on January 21st in tandem with the production schedule of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. The smartphones should be shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow as well.

As for how much the new flagships will cost, new leaks claim a starting price of 2000 Yuan or just under 290 Euros. The top model may be priced up to 2500 Yuan or 360 Euros.

The Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus are expected to launch in North America as well. Xiaomi is currently in legal battles over the technology used in a number of its smartphones that may delay a launch overseas.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-12- 8 (Update: 2015-12- 8)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.