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Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone will be announced February 24th

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A lot more eyes have been on Xiaomi since long-time Android VP Hugo Barra went over to help run it, though its smartphones haven't quite broken into the global market in the years since. Now it looks like Xiaomi's next big attempt will come next month, when it's set to announce a new flagship smartphone, the Mi 5. Barra tweeted that an announcement will come on February 24th — that's one of the final days of Mobile World Congress, so an event may be held at (or coinciding with) the show, giving it a chance to make a splash during a big event for the phone industry.

The only confirmed detail of the Mi 5 is that it'll be using a Snapdragon 820, making it only the second phone to use Qualcomm's latest top-of-the-line processor (barring any other companies introducing a phone with it between now and then). That said, Android Central reports that there have been a lot of leaked specs, with recent reports suggesting that the new phone will have a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, 4GB of RAM, a base of 32GB of storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera, and a 13-megapixel front camera. That sounds nice, but how Xiaomi puts it all together — and the services it offers on top of it — will ultimately be what matters.