Xiaomi Global, the Chinese company is up with plans to launch the Xiaomi Mi5. The Xiaomi Mi5 is an addition to existing Mi smartphone series. In our previous article we said that Xiaomi’s Mi5 will be launched in two variants i.e. Xiaomi Mi5 and the Xiaomi Mi5 Plus. However, there is no official confirmation about any of them.
Previously It was rumored that the Xiaomi Mi5 will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, The rumors came true when Hugo Barra, VP at Xiaomi Global Tweeted saying “My own Mi 5 just rolled off our production line today and… into my pocket. Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. So worth the wait :)” We’ve embedded the tweet below for confirmation.
My own Mi 5 just rolled off our production line today and… into my pocket. Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. So worth the wait 🙂
— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) January 6, 2016
And today there was a news saying, Samsung will be manufacturing the Snapdragon 820 processor and it is also said that Samsung will have exclusive access to the Snapdragon 820 SoC till April, 2016. However, there is no official confirmation made by Samsung as well as Qualcomm. If Samsung has exclusive access to the Snapdragon 820 Processor till April 2016, then there are chances that the Xiaomi Mi5 will be launched after April 2016.
There can be chances that Xiaomi changes the processor in the Xiaomi Mi5, However, the device has already gone into production line and changing the processor might cause issues to the plans Xiaomi has made for the Xiaomi Mi5. It’s difficult to say anything before things are clear, but seeing the current situation.
It is not just the Xiaomi Mi5 which will be launched after April 2016, A lot of other devices except the Galaxy S7, which were planned to come with Snapdragon 820 processor will be launched after April 2016. That’s all for now, stay tuned, we will soon update you with the confirmed news!