Xiaomi’s next 5.1 mm thin Mi5 flagship tipped for Jan 15 launch


Xiaomi-Mi-5Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi looks all set to unveil a new device, come January 15, 2015 and buzz has it that the alleged device might just be the company’s next flagship. If you head over to the Xiaomi’s official website , you’ll be treated with a poster that teases the said device to be launched on January 15 at the National Conference Center in Beijing.

Although the poster keeps you asking for more in terms of what’s in store, it playfully asks viewers to guess what kind of device the company is set to reveal at the upcoming event.

Whatever be the case, one thing is sure, the mysterious device looks all set to be razor thin for the company goes on to ask “What does it look like? What is as thin as a cicada’s wings?”, in Mandarin, dropping in the hint.

We have our bet firmly placed on the Mi5 flagship. A new report (via Phone Arena) suggests that Xiaomi’s next flagship is likely to be extra slim and stand head to head with the slimmest of devices in the market today. The report cites leaked images of the alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 in all its glory sporting a razor thin aluminum body.

That’s not all, the report goes on to reveal the exact amount of thickness in store: 5.1mm to be precise. At the said thickness, it’s likely to stand along the Gionee Elife S5.1 and with Xiaomi’s reputation of packing in a power-house in its devices, it is likely to be a worthy beast of sorts.

Rumour has it that Xiaomi’s next flagship, the alleged Mi 5 will sport a 5.2-inch Quad HD display with a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It is expected to be powered by either a Snapdragon 805 or Snapdragon 810 SoC. Further, a 20/16MP primary camera and an 8MP secondary snapper are on the cards.