Buy a Xiaomi Mi5

There has been a lot of talk about Xiaomi as a company over the last few years as they have exploded on the scene and are now the #1 smartphone manufacturer in China, which happens to be the the largest smartphone market in the world.  The company has quickly expanded into Asia and the bullish CEO Lei Jun has pronounced his ambition to be the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world in the next five years.  He also has ambitions in the connected home and in other areas of tech.  He is definitely someone to watch as is his impressive company, Xiaomi.

The long awaited Mi5, Xiaomi’s next generation smartphone is expected to hit the market later this year and it appears to have impressive specs for the price.

NETWORK Technology

BODY Dimensions 5.1 mm thickness

DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)

PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
CPU Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450
GPU Adreno 420
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM

CAMERA Primary 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR
Secondary 8 MP, 1080p@30fps

But when and where will you be able to get one, that remains to be seen, especially in the U.S. market.  Stay tuned!