Hugo Barra: Xiaomi to launch Mi 5 on February 24


Xiaomi’s VP of International, Hugo Barra, took to Twitter to confirm that the Xiaomi Mi 5 would be the company’s first 2016 product, and is set for a February 24 launch.

While there weren’t any further details than that, this confirmation does put an end to all of the rumors and speculation as to when Xiaomi would be launching its next flagship smartphone.

Here’s the full tweet from Barra:

Again, we still don’t have any firm details on the Mi 5, but some of the latest rumors indicate that it will sport a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and a massive 3,600mAh battery. Some other little details that will allegedly be included in the device include a fingerprint scanner and laser autofocus for what will reportedly be a top-of-the-line rear camera.

A leaked render of the upcoming Mi 5.

A leaked render of the upcoming Mi 5.

In related news, Xiaomi recently caused an Internet fire storm by sending out an over-the-air update that locked the bootloaders on many Xiaomi-made devices. Customers are livid, but that doesn’t seem to be quenching the excitement around the upcoming Mi 5.

We’re not quite sure where Xiaomi plans on holding the launch event, whether that be in Shanghai or at MWC 2016, though if it’s the latter, the company will face some stiff competition with Samsung and LG set to announce both of their new flagships at the event.

We’ll get the full scoop on the new Xiaomi’s new flagship come February 24, so be sure to stay tuned!

source: Hugo Barra (Twitter)

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