The China based electronic company Xiaomi is celebrating its fifth anniversary this April 2015. Xiaomi is the world’s third largest smartphone distributor and is known as the “Apple of China”. The company is all set to release its latest smartphone from their MI series – the Xiaomi M5 which will be equipped with MIUI 7, the Android 5.1 Lollipop version of MIUI.
The company has been using its own custom ROM – the MIUI which is considered a closed source of Android firmware based on the Android Operating System. They have been facing a lot of criticism for not adopting the latest Lollipop update even after months of its official release. But now the launch of Mi5 should be a direct response to all that.
Android custom ROM developers, the AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) also known as Team Kang is behind the development of the project. Their website claims they are working on a new and refreshed MIUI 7 which will be based on Android 5.1 and will be launched with the M5. The website of AOKP also states the new version to be codenamed “MiKangy” and will have a new and a fresh Android user interface. The device is expected to combine all the features of Cyanogen, Omni, PA, and AOKP.
The new OS will be heavily customizable as stated on the AOKP’s blog and will create an experience that would submerge the user in his own world. it is also rumored that the user interface of the new smartphone will evolve with the users and after a few months of usage, the UI of each phone will be different and personalized to the taste of each individual users.
Rumors also suggest that the new Mi5 smartphone will come with 5.0/5.5 inch QHD display and equipped with the Snapdragon 810 series, Octa-Core SOC. The phone will also include a 3GB/4GB RAM and a 20.7 megapixel Sony camera on the rear side. For the selfie-obsessed, it will sport a wide-angle snapper on the front.
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Although, the Chinese manufacturer has not made any official statement regarding their latest offering, but they have cut down the price of their current flagship phone – the Mi4 which hints that the launch of Mi5 is not too far away.
Since its debut in the technology world, Xiaomi has not only broken apart from the herd of electronic manufacturers but also given some of the other smartphone creators a run for their money. Their previous offerings such as the Mi3, Mi4, Mi Note, and Mi Pro have received enormous success and are known for their best hardware designs. With the launch of Mi5 integrated with the MIUI v.7, the company will continue to captivate its customers not only in the Asian market, but worldwide. Stay tuned for more details on the release date of the new Mi5.