Chinese smartphone makers sometimes like to launch their flagships in two different variants , different priced based on how much RAM and internal storage they will be. And now Xiaomi seems determined to take this to a new level, if a new rumor out of China is to be believed.
An alleged mobile industry insider is claiming that there will be two hardware versions of the Mi 5. One of them is pictured below, and is the one we have seen leaking a lot lately. This comes with 2.5D curved glass both on the front as well as on the back, and with a metal frame. This mi5 will apparently come with 1080p screen resolution.
However, there will be a more premium and new model too, which will have a full metal body and a display with QHD resolution, the screen's size is said to be the same in both cases.
While this isn't mentioned, we assume that if Xiaomi will in fact create such differentiation, then the cheaper, glass model will also sport less RAM and storage than the metal one may be 3GB ram and 32GB internal compared to 4GB ram and 64GB internal.
The Mi 5 should come with a 5.2-inch touchscreen, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC , a fingerprint scanner embedded in the physical Home button on the front, a 16 MP rear camera, a 13 MP selfie snapper, and a 3,600 mAh battery. It will become official on January 21, with sales expected to start on February 8.