According to the latest report, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is codenamed Libra and will include fingerprint scanner technology. No other detail about how the fingerprint scanner feature will work on the handset has been revealed in the new report. This is in line with a previous report that suggested that Xiaomi filed a patent and detailed the fingerprint recognition method via the handset’s buttons.
Some of the new purported specifications (via Mobipicker) of the Mi 5 aka Libra smartphone tipped include a 5.3-inch display with a 1440×2560 pixels resolution that can offer pixel density of 554ppi. Under the hood, the handset is said to be powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is yet-to-be-revealed by Qualcomm.
Other details leaked about the Mi 5 smartphone include 4GB of RAM, apart from storage variants of 16GB and 64GB with expandable storage support. The rear camera said to sport a 16-megapixel resolution, and the front camera a 6-megapixel resolution. A 3030mAh battery is likely to be back the device. The handset is said to run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with MIUI version on top.
Preliminary leaks had suggested a different set of innards for the Mi 5 including a 5.5-inch display; an 8-megapixel front camera, and a 3000mAh battery. Several reports had also pointed to a July launch time-frame for the Mi 5.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced that it started making devices in Brazil for sale locally, promising to dramatically undercut rivals on price in the first big step beyond Asia for the world’s most valuable technology startup. Xiaomi announced that Redmi 2 smartphone will go on sale in Brazil next week for 499 reais (roughly Rs. 10,000).