I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve aged considerably waiting for my first look at Xiaomi’s anticipated Mi 5 flagship, the phone has forever been right around the corner. Fortunately the waiting is almost over, as Hugo Barra just posted a teaser to Facebook stating that the Mi 5 will be making an appearance at the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, marking a first for the company.
Xiaomi will be holding an invitation-only media preview for the handset at MWC 2016 on February 24th, which will be hosted by Hugo Barra himself. Xiaomi is also holding another launch event in Beijing on the same day, China being the company’s home and largest market. A couple of days ago, Xiaomi confirmed that the smartphone would be launching on Feb 24th and now we get an early look at the phone in Europe too.
There have been plenty of rumors about the smartphone over the past months. The most recent ones suggest that the Mi 5 will feature a 5.2-inch QHD (2560×1440) display, a 16 megapixel rear camera with an 8 megapixel front facing camera, a decent sized 3,600mAh battery and 4GB of RAM. The handset is also expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 flagship processor, and the SoC designer’s logo features prominently on the teaser poster. Is the colon missed from “820 AM” right above the Snapdragon logo just a little typo?
Tune in on February 24th at 8:20 AM CET for all the Xiaomi Mi 5 details. The phone is then expected to go on sale the following week.