Xiaomi Mi 5
A new Mi 5, likely Xiaomi Mi 5, could be launched at an event on 23 April.Reuters

China-based Xiaomi, which is expected to release the highly anticipated high-end Mi 5 smartphone during the later part of 2015, could now launch the device as early as 23 April.

According to a GSMArena report, Xiaomi will hold an event in New Delhi, India on 23 April, and this event is highly expected to witness the unboxing of a new smartphone.

The GSMArena report quotes an official invite sent out by Xiaomi for the 23 April event, and gauging by the invite, it is evident that a new smartphone will be launched by the company.

Xiaomi's invite also hints at the purported smartphone being launched globally, apart from being launched and released in India.

Xiaomi's tagline on its invite (indicated in an official tweet above) reads "i IS COMING".

It makes sense for Xiaomi to launch Mi 5 during the 23 April event, as the design of the smartphone is said to be finalised according to an earlier report. The Chinese company is said to go through six prototype designs before actually developing any smartphone. This approach comes naturally to the company, as hinted by Xiaomi's own CEO Lei Jun.

Therefore, it is possible that the 'global smartphone' to be released at Xiaomi's 23 April event, could well be the high-ender Mi5.

However, Xiaomi has not yet come out with an official confirmation about the release of the Mi 5.

Mi 5 is expected to feature improved specs in comparison to that of its predecessor, the Mi 4, and is said to be incorporated with identical tech-specs as that of the Xiaomi Note Pro which comes with the following key technical specifications:

  • 5.7in IPS LCD capacitive display protected by Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android Lollipop operating platform straight out of the box
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex A53 and 2GHz quad-core Cortex A-57 CPUs
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 4MP front facing camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB fixed internal storage
  • 4G LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 2.0 and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery.