xiaomi mi 5

Xiaomi fans have been eagerly awaiting news on the exact day of the launch of the flagship Mi 5. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of rumours and alleged renders of the device that have left little imagination of the specs and design of the handset.

Up until a few days ago it was expected to be launched at the MWC, but a Weibo post today from the Chinese company’s co-founder and Senior VP Liwan Jiang confirmed that the device will be launched on the 24th of February at the company’s spring conference.

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Xiaomi has made some obvious changes to the Mi 5 compared to its predecessor, according to recent leaked photos. The home button is present now and the device sports a curved look moving away from the box-like design of the Mi 4. Other specs that are hardly a secret now include a Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM. The storage is 16GB, though a 64GB option is very likely. The device will run MIUI 7 (based on Android 5.1).

On the camera front, the Mi 5 is set to sport a 16MP camera on the back with dual-LED flash and an 8MP selfie camera. The device is complete with a 3,600mAh battery. The Mi 5 is also a dual-SIM handset, both 4G LTE-enabled.