Photos of a new Xiaomi smartphone have appeared on the internet giving the tech world with clues of the probable smartphone the Chinese tech might release later this year.
Like its Predecessor
The new Xiaomi is a mid-range device that could be priced similarly with the Mi 5s. It will flaunt a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved edges screen enclosed by an all metal body. If this sounds familiar, it could be because it looks like the iPhone. But unlike the Apple handset, the display has Full HD resolution with a Corning Gorilla Glass on top.
The new Xiaomi smartphone is expected to run with a Mediatek Helio P20 chipset, an octa-core 2.2GHz processor with 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Android 6.0 Marshmallow topped with MIUI 8 will run on the device as its operating system.
The images showing the device were first posted by a Weibo user. Like the Xiaomi's flagship Mi5, the device has a physical home button with a fingerprint sensor embedded on it. The right side of the device houses both the power/lock and volume buttons.
Knowing More About Its Older Siblings
It was reported that Xiaomi just launched their Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus just a couple of weeks ago in MWC. Both devices are powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC that is 10 percent faster than Snapdragon 821, which is in Google's newly launched Pixel line. The Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus are both available with 3GB and 4GB RAM options. Both smartphones are available at starting price of 1,999 Yuan or roughty $297.
In terms of camera, the smaller Mi 5s has a 12MP f/2.0 Sony IMX378 1/2.3-inch main camera and a Qualcomm's new Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, hidden in the home button in front. The Mi 5s Plus, on the other hand, got a fingerprint sensor at its back with a dual 13MP Sony IMX258 rear camera.
Last September 28, Xiaomi received roughly three million registrations. It was not actually pre-orders but just the number of consumers who are interested in the Mi 5s and its Plus sibling.