As we come closer to the release of Xiaomi’s next generation flagship smartphone, the Mi5, there are more reported leaks in the media about some of the features we might expect to see in the upcoming smartphone. According to what we’ve already heard, both the Mi5 and its phablet cousin, the Mi5 Plus will come with USB Type-C ports for charging and data syncing. The devices are also said to feature fingerprint sensors, and there is also talk about the phones sporting higher capacity batteries than the Mi4.
Now however, new reports indicate that the upcoming devices will launch with a killer feature, which, if true, will be the pièce de résistance of the devices. According to rumors, both the smartphones will support quick charging whereby, just 30 minutes of charging will reportedly be enough for the phones’ batteries to get back to 100% charge from zero. Additionally, in only ten minutes of charging, the phones will garner enough power to last a whole day on standby mode.
For the uninitiated, the Xiaomi Mi5 is said to sport a 5.2-inch 2K display, and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, which will come with an octa-core CPU, and will hopefully have rectified the Snapdragon 810’s heating
The Mi5 Plus meanwhile, will come with a 6-inch screen with the same 2K resolution. The RAM will also remain at 4 GB, but the rear camera sensor will be bumped up to 20 MP. There is also talk of the front camera having an 8 MP sensor. While the smaller Mi5 is said to come with a 3000 mAh battery, the larger phablet will sport a slightly larger 3500 mAh battery, both of which will reportedly support the aforementioned quick charge function.
While Xiaomi has been on a product launching spree of late, including smart ACs, smart lamps and smart routers, its bread and butter remains smartphones, and it is this segment that has raised the company from a fledgling startup in 2010, to one of the largest and most loved manufacturers round the world. Not surprisingly, people are waiting with bated breath for the company to launch its next generation flagship, which could further establish the preeminence of the company amongst Android smartphone lovers in China, but also help the company in spreading its wings around the world.