Galaxy S26 Rival? Xiaomi 15 Packs Big Specs in a Tiny Frame

Xiaomi is gearing up to launch its new Xiaomi 15 series of smartphones. The devices will be first launched in China, followed by a global launch later. The gadgets will be among the first devices to use Snapdragon 8 Gen4 flagship chipset. A recent leak now claims to reveal complete details about the upcoming Xiaomi 15, the base variant in the series. The device is said to be the only rival to Galaxy S26 in China.

Xiaomi 15 will pack some amazing specs in a compact form factor

There are only a few devices available in the market that target the user who loves compact smartphones. Xiaomi 15 is going to be one of them. Galaxy S26 is also a compact flagship offered by Samsung. It is soon going to see some very tough competition from Xiaomi.

Starting with the specifications, a post made on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo reveals that Xiaomi 15 will pack a 6.36-inch CSOT C9 display with a 1.5k pixel resolution. It’s going to be an LTPO display, which means it will support a variable refresh rate to save battery. As mentioned earlier, it is going to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen4 chipset.

Xiaomi 15 reference image
Reference image

Coming down to the cameras, it will feature a 50-megapixel 1/1.3′ primary wide camera. The exact details about the sensor are yet to be revealed but it’s mostly going to be an Omnivision sensor. It will further have a 50-megapixel secondary ultrawide lens and a 50-megapixel 3.2X floating telephoto lens. All the cameras will be paired with a large aperture. The cameras are going to be amazing on the device.

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Additionally, the device is said to feature a battery with a capacity of around 4000mAh. The exact battery capacity is unknown. It will also support Xiaomi HyperCharge and fast wireless charging. Xiaomi 15 will boot up on HyperOS 2.0 right out of the box. And following the trend, the gadget will bring tons of new AI-based features to enhance the user experience.

The overall hardware specifications of the Xiaomi 15 seem impressive. It is mostly not going to disappoint the users who love compact smartphones. Further, the Xiaomi 15 will be the only compact flagship that will pack the Snapdragon 8 Gen4 chipset and will rival the Galaxy S26. The predecessor Xiaomi 14 also did a great job in the market by offering a powerful set of hardware, Leica cameras and a good software experience at competitive pricing. The upcoming device will also follow the same legacy and the competition between Xiaomi and Samsung is going to be insane this time.

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