#Xioami #MI5 to #launches# its on 19 October event

Xiaomi mi 5
Xiaomi mi 5

Xiaomi has started sending invites for an event on October 19, where the company is expected to showcase its next-generation flagship smartphone, the Mi 5.

The Chinese company announced the event on Weibo and also shared an image with launch date embedded in it. The teaser image shared by Xiaomi read “The next generation of new conference” (Bing Translation). The company however has not indicated any device launch so far. Xiaomi may also introduce its next-generation Mi Band at the same event as the wearable is also likely to receive an upgrade finally.

Considering that the Xiaomi Mi 4 was unveiled back in July last year; we can expect the company to finally refresh its flagship smartphone. The October 19 launch also corroborates with an earlier report that suggested the Mi 5 will be available in November.

Based on leaks so far, Xiaomi Mi 5 is said to be the first to run on the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. However, considering Qualcomm is yet to announce the final release of Snapdragon SoCs; Xiaomi most probably may use the ‘more popular’ octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC, also seen on the Nexus 6P. The Mi 5 may feature 4GB of RAM; Adreno 530 GPU; a 5.3-inch QHD (1440×2560) pixels resolution display with pixel density of 554ppi; arrive in 16GB or 64GB inbuilt storage variants with no option for expandable storage; a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, and be backed by a 3030mAh battery.

A separate report claims that due to delay in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipsets, Xiaomi may opt for MediaTek deca-core Helio X20 processor – which goes in line with a previous report.

The new report goes on to claim that Snapdragon 820 powered Mi 5 can be expected to ship in early 2016. The MediaTek Helio X20-based Mi 5 is said to be priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 20,500).

To recall, the Taiwanese chipmaker had launched its Helio X20 SoC in May and had claimed it to be the ‘world’s first mobile processor with tri-cluster CPU architecture’ and first deca-core SoC for smartphones and tablets.

A recent report also suggested that Xiaomi may use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint scanner technology or also known as the “ultrasonic fingerprint recognition” on its Mi 5 smartphone. To recall, Qualcomm had showcased its all-new ultrasonic fingerprint recognition system at MWC this year which allow devices to create a 3D-mapped fingerprint rather than the flat images captured by commonly used capacitive sensors.

Additionally, the Mi 5, apart from a fingerprint sensor, is expected to include a USB Type-C port, possibly the version 3.0.

How to set your ##dining ##table for ##guests

How to set your dining table for guests

Have a fancy dinner table don’t know how to set it for formal occasions? Here are a few tips on how to make it look aesthetically nice…

Go for crisp linens: If you want to spread a table cloth, make sure it’s in linen, as this material hangs well on any surface. You can also place napkins and table mats in the same material.
Invest in Chinaware: Though expensive, the look that dainty Chinaware provides on a table during a special or festive occasion is unmatched. Invest in a set that can be used sparingly whenever you have guests over.
A sleek centerpiece: If you have a big dining table, you can decorate it with a creative centerpiece, complementing it with the decor or even with the cuisine that you’re serving. From candles and potpourri to bulbs.
Name cards on the table: For a large, formal dinner party, if you’ve invited many people, you can even keep names cards on the table, so that people know where they are expected to sit, without causing any chaos and confusion.