Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone
Xiaomi Mi 5 could now be released in 2016, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC on-boardReuters

It is known that Xiaomi's most expected Mi 5 will not be launched officially in the 19 October event. But now details throwing light on the key technical specs of the next-gen smartphone have surfaced.

As per a MyDrivers report (translated), spotted by UberGizmo, the Mi 5 (though launch date unknown) will incorporate a latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. Potential buyers could also expect a Fingerprint Sensor.

These latest reports clearly indicate that the Mi 5 will be launched only next year as Snapdragon 820 SoCs are yet to reach smartphone makers for incorporation within respective handsets. Xiaomi's latest budget-flagship, the Redmi Note 2 is currently driven by a relatively older Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC containing a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU.

Though not official, Xiaomi's Mi 5 is rumoured to incorporate the following additional key technical specs, to complement the Snapdragon 820 SoC:

  • 5.3in IPS capacitive display
  • 2.2 GHz quad-core and 1.8GHz quad-core CPUs within a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
  • 16MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16/64 GB fixed internal storage variants
  • LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 2.0 and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed 3030 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery.

Also, the Mi 5 once released is slated to get Google's latest Android M as an unofficial custom-ROM. Other Xiaomi handsets rumoured to receive Android –M unofficial ROMs are Xiaomi Mi 4i, Mi 4, Note Pro and Redmi Note 4G.