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Xiaomi Mi5 camera samples revealed ahead of launch

by Jacob Kleinman | February 10, 2016February 10, 2016 12:00 pm PDT

Xiaomi’s Mi5 will finally make its debut later this month, over a year after the Mi4 arrived. The new phone is expected to pack cutting edge specs and a premium design. Now it turns out the Mi5 may feature a world-class camera as well.

A pair of pictures shared by Xiaomi co-founder Lin Bin show the upcoming Mi5 camera in action. The images were taken at a pristine beach, perfectly capturing details in the sand, palm trees and the clouds above. Even more impressive is how the phone was able to catch a large bird in action as it swooped by.

Not only do these pictures demonstrate the Mi5’s crisp camera and fast auto-focus, they also suggest that the shooter can launch quickly enough to capture this bird mid-flight. Launch time has become an increasingly important factor for smartphone cameras, and we’re glad to see Xiaomi’s new phone can keep up.

Beyond it’s upgraded camera, the Xiaomi Mi5 is expected to pack a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, a 3000mAh battery, a Snapdragon 820 processor, a fingerprint sensor and run Android 6.0 out of the box. The company may also offer a larger 5.7-inch version, along with one model that runs Windows 10 Mobile instead of Android.

Xiaomi is all set to reveal the Mi5 later this month at an event on February 24. Stay tuned for the official announcement along with any more leaks and teasers we run into before then.

Lin Bin (Weibo)

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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