Xiaomi Mi 5 is one of the flagships that should have come out last year and it’s been very mysterious so far. Now we learn that Foxconn is going full speed ahead with the project and may even offer workers overtime to meet the demand and the needed timeline for the launch.
The smartphone’s original debut date was pushed back in order to fit the Snapdragon 820 chipset onto it. The Mi 5 is expected to go official after the Chinese New Year, meaning that next month should be the time for launch. Foxconn employees are working extra shifts to make sure inventory is enough. A Weibo used cited by Taiwanese publications posted a photo of a banner inside Foxconn’s plant, saying “Guarantee to supply Mi5, strive to deliver the highest quality”.
Foxconn and Xiaomi aren’t commenting on the matter just yet. The Mi 5 is expected to come with a Snapdragon 820 processor, 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of storage, as well as a 5.2 inch display and a 3600 mAh battery. It will run Android 6.0 with MIUI 7 on top and there should be a metal frame surrounding the edges of the phone, sandwiched between two sheets of glass, at the front and back.
We can’t wait to see it launched, especially since it will probably be in high demand.