Ever since its emergence five years ago, Xiaomi has gone on to become the fourth largest smartphone maker in the world behind Samsung, Apple, and Huawei, closely followed by Lenovo in fifth place. Xiaomi has gone on to take the Chinese smartphone market away from Samsung when it became the most popular smartphone manufacturer in China.
Xiaomi is also said to pose a threat to Google if it ever decides to popularize its services outside of China. And even after these feats, Xiaomi is as unrelenting as ever as the internet company is set to release the Xiaomi Mi 5, their next high-end device that will become the first smartphone to be launched with Qualcomm’s latest chipset, Snapdragon 820, sometime in December, according to well-known Chinese analyst, Pan Jiutang.
Initially, it was assumed that the release of all Snapdragon-powered devices would be delayed until 2016, but now it seems the Xiaomi Mi 5 will beat the 30 different devices that are currently being tested using the chipset, including the Samsung Galaxy S7, to become the first smartphone to run on Snapdragon 820.
Other rumored speculations of the device include a 5.3-inch display, 4GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a 16-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel secondary camera. The Xiaomi Mi 5 will also come with a USB Type-C port, a finger print sensor and Android Lollipop out-of-the-box.