Xiaomi VP posts sample photos taken from Mi 5 smartphone

Xiaomi VP posts sample photos taken from Mi 5 smartphone
Xiaomi VP posts sample photos taken from Mi 5 smartphone
The Chinese manufacturer is teasing the camera quality of its upcoming Mi 5 flagship whilst giving no details on the unannounced hardware itself.

Xiaomi is expected to formally unveil the Mi 5 smartphone either this upcoming MWC 2016 or even prior to the event as confirmed by a tweet from VP Hugo Barra on January 27th. In fact, Barra recently uploaded a few vacation photos of a beach taken by Xiaomi President Bin Lin with the Mi 5.

The photos were uploaded onto both Facebook and Weibo with comments that the recordings were taken in HDR mode. The photos in their original sizes and quality can be found on the official MIUI forum as opposed do the shrunken versions on Facebook and Weibo.

The Mi 5 smartphone is sounding promising based on existing leaks. The flagship 5.5-inch or 5.7-inch device is expected to sport a 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 SoC with Qualcomm Adreno 530 graphics, 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and up to 64 GB of internal storage space. Other features include a non-removable 3600 mAh battery with USB Type-C and Quick Charge support. Prices should be starting in the 300 to 400 Euro range.

The Chinese manufacturer recently surpassed LG as one of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers. Nonetheless, the company failed to reach its lofty 80 million sales goal for 2015 while Huawei surpassed 100 million during the same period.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-02-13 (Update: 2016-02-13)
Allen Ngo
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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.