Xiaomi prototype has entered mass production and company is trying hard to make enough units to supply on the launch.Liwan, the Xiaomi Co-Founder also gave a very clear indication on the launch date of Xiaomi Mi5, as he said the phone will launch this Spring Festival. Spring Festival starts on 08 Feb and ends on 22nd Feb, 2016. So its fair to assume that the phone will launch in this time frame. Xiaomi Mi5 should launch on 20 February and should go on sale 21 Feb per all of the major phone sites like GSMArena, AndroidPit and others.
Xiaomi today is not just another China based phone company, Xiaomi Mi5 is rated as the most awaited handset. GearBest a popular online retailer in China, listed a Xiaomi Mi5 on their site and spotted first by the Android Headline people. Image of the same can be seen below:
The images here look very identical to the rumours that have been rolling in the market for quite a while now. A 5.2“ QHD curved display, Physical home button with finger print scanner that looks very similar to what Samsung has on their phones, 820 Snapdragon Processor, 4 GB of RAM, 3800 mAh battery, Dual Sim and MiUi 7 with Marshmallow Android OS. One new thing that this latest leak has brought is the variants of devices. Latest leaks say that the phone will launch in 2 different variants but with same screen size. One will sport a 64 GB internal, 5 GB RAM, Wireless Charging and the other will be a little low on the configuration part. Both phones will look similar from exterior.
Tipster recently also leaked a few pics of the FoxConn factory where Mi5 was being manufactured, they also mentioned the same date for the Xiaomi Mi5 release i.e. 20 January, 2016. Even in these pictures phone looks the one what we saw in other leaks.