With MWC 2016 almost upon us, it is understandable to be waiting on the Samsung Galaxy S7, or the HTC One M10, but we definitely wouldn’t blame you, if you have your eyes set a little bit more to the East at Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship offer. The eagerly-anticipated Xiaomi Mi 5 is shaping up to be quite a powerful device and a true flagship in every aspect.
Leaks of the phone are already abundant and so are specs details, but camera samples are definitely a novelty. The pair of shots come courtesy of Xiaomi’s President, Lin Bin and were shared on Weibo, along with a note that they are, in fact, taken with the new Xiaomi Mi 5.
The whole uploading process has definitely led to some compression, but the samples are still quite impressive. They show a lot of detail and nice colors. But perhaps most impressive is the fact that the primary subject in both shots is a bird mid-flight. Capturing that requires some fast and accurate autofocus. This falls in line perfectly with the previously suggested camera hardware for the Mi 5 featuring a 16MP sensor with optical image stabilization, laser autofocus and a dual-tone LED flash.
As for the rest of the specs on the Mi 5, they are still somewhat open for debate, but according to a recent GFXBench listing, the phone will have a 5.7-inch, 1080p display and will be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 SoC. Memory will be set at 3GB for RAM and 64GB for storage. We have also heard rumors of another 4GB version, as well as 16GB, 32GB and 128GB storage versions.
The Mi 5 flagship is on its way, debuting on February 24 and it is definitely shaping up as an exciting offer.