The Xiaomi Mi5C is a thing of beauty!

The Xiaomi Mi5C is a thing of beauty!

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More leaked images have hit the web of the Xiaomi Meri, AKA the Xiaomi Mi5C!

After releasing the Xiaomi Mi5S and Mi5S Plus, Xiaomi are now rumoured to be working on a new budget Mi5C to replace the Mi4C from last year. The Xiaomi Mi4C hasn’t managed to grab much attention, but it was basically the ‘bread and butter’ version of Xiaomi’s flagship range of phones, the Mi5C looks set to build on that with new design and features.

xiaomi mi5c

Where as the previous phone was quite boxy the new Mi5C is a more attractive phone and dare we say it, more iPhone-esque. A 2.5D curved display dominates the front of the phone while the rear features an anodised alloy chassis.

We can see from these spy photos that the Xiaomi Mi5C has a similar fingerprint button as the Mi5S and that the overall design is a more classy one which better materials, thinner bezels and a slimmer overall size.

xiaomi mi5c

xiaomi mi5c

According to the leaked photos the Xiaomi Mi5C will have 3GB RAM, an octacore chipset running at 2.2Ghz and will be running Android 6.0.

Xiaomi haven’t announced when they plan to hold a launch for the Mi5C but it should be fairly soon and we expect that pricing could be as low as 1599 Yuan!

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  • E8hffff

    My Jiayu S3 looks better.

    • Jesse Afolabi

      Lol what’s that?

    • Pan

      Which rom do you use on it?

      • E8hffff

        Xtreme

  • Frodo

    Meh. Very un-special. And only 3gb for a 2017 flagship?

    • Karly Johnston

      Shyte, even my Mi4c has 3GB.

      • Raky_b

        And don’t use all of it… So no need for more than that.

        • Karly Johnston

          MIUI uses half of it after clearing RAM.

    • rimakus

      Flagship? “Xiaomi are now rumored to be working on a new budget Mi5C…”

    • sere83

      its not a flagship

  • Guaire

    999 yuan top.

  • sere83

    classic xiaomi inconsistency, drop the hideous home button from the mi5 for the mi5s and make a decent shape one. Then reinstate it for this. May as well have no design language at all, their range is just a range of random phones all with different designs,

    • Lupo

      Absolutely. That’s why OPPO is taking over Xiaomi’s market although their prices are higher.

    • Bailey

      Every time their is a chance to moan about Xiaomi its good to know that things don’t change as you are always moaning about them. They are not going to put the mi5s fingerprint tech on a cheaper model as this is the little brother of the mi5. you have this thought pattern where all phones from the same brand have to look the same go buy meizu phones all their phones look the same and it totally and utterly boring they been pumping out the same design for years if you go on the website its dull

      • sere83

        lol, nice cherry picking your example of meizu. Tell that to the the most valuable tech company in the world AKA apple. Ever notice how the iphone 5 doesnt look eaxctly the same as the 7 but still looks like an apple device? You’re chatting complete nonsense. Even others like Samsung, Moto, LG, Sony etc have some consistency in their design and their own ‘style’, this is the basics of how you build a recognizable brand with a recognizable style, I mean what would i know though i’ve only worked in design and branding for 15 years. Xiaomi could at least make the shape of the button the same, didn’t say it had to use the same tech. Also they have dropped the MI logo open front again, lack of consistency. Meizu U20 and U10 dont look like exctly like their other phones, look slightly different but still maintain meizu brand, meizu has other problems though. Also xiaomis market share and value has plummeted an insane amount in the last 2 years. And as @Lupo rightly says, funny how vivo and oppo who maintain very clear hardware brand style has gained huge markets share isn’t it?

        • Bailey

          There phones look the same there the only company in the world that can make the same phone 4 times over lets see 5, 5s and 5c (oh yep it was plastic)5se and lets get onto the 6 6s 7 the only thing they really did was add black please if you going to pick a company pick a non obvious one. Yes we know Xiaomi are a failure you say evertime they bring out phone like making their phone look simliar is going to save them simply put its not

  • Chickens

    I hope its 899 or lower. Was thinking of either the Mi4c or Nubia Z7 Max for Christmas, but if this goes into sale, hopefully the 32Gb Mi4c gets another price cut into $120 territory.

    • Raky_b

      Only if they use some of low end MTK SoCs…. And then that device wouldn’t be interesting.
      So, cca 170-220$ for this, and lower their you have Redmi devices.

      • Jh1

        Sounds like this might be using an in house SoC actually

        • Raky_b

          Yes, i have read about that possibility too, and that can mean that phone will be cheaper than Mi5 (as expected), but still i wouldn’t expect it to go in Redmi price range (if we take out ov3rpriced Redmi Pro from this story).

          • Jh1

            I would agree with you. I’d guess somewhere around $210 starting price.

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  • Lupo

    I like the design. But I do not think this will be my next phone…

  • Jh1

    Very interested in seeing details on this phone released. Looks great. Curios about the SoC details. Hoping for a decent camera and large battery.

    • Luciano

      Do not forget the Nubia Z11 Mini S which has been revealed today. It has amazing design and specs for $223.

      • Jh1

        That looks very nice. Knowing nubia, the camera should not disappoint. SD 625 is perfect for me, just wish they had put a larger battery in it.

        • Luciano

          Do not worry about the battery, the SD625 is very power efficient (14nm). 3000 mah battery will allow to get easily 2 days of usage without charging the battery. Like you, the SD625 will more than enough for my needs and of course gaming. I just hope that the inflation through resellers will not push the price above $270.
          I am hesitating between the Nubia Z11 Mini S, Note 3 Pro Special Edition and the Redmi 4. Unfortunately the Redmi 4 hasn’t been confirmed yet. The Xiaomi MI5S Grey color is a wonderful phone but it is sold at $395 in preorder. With the shipping costs (DHL), its final price will reach easily $420 which is 380€ (expensive 🙁 ).
          So for me it will be between the Redmi Note 3 Pro SE and the Nubia Z11 Mini S (if its price do not exceed max 250€ including shipping).

          • Jh1

            We’re definitely on the same page as far as phones we’re considering. Battery optimization on the original z11 mini with the SD 617 wasn’t the greatest, so I’ll wait and see on this one. SD 625 should certainly help in that regard though. If battery life is good enough, it will definitely get added to my list. Very curious on final details on this xiaomi meri/Mi5c…could join the list as well

            • Luciano

              A user did a review for the Moto Z Play which has the SD625, a 5.5″ amoled screen and 3500mah battery. According the reviewer, he has been able to use the phone during two complete days with normal usage without charging the phone. It is a positive sign in my opinion. Nubia Z11 Mini S has a smaller screen, so this will help for the battery life. Of course I hope that Nubia did a great job on the UI (ROM) to use efficiently the SD625.

              Frankly, I am a bit tired by the constant leaks by Xiaomi. I thought that they would release the Redmi 4 early September with SD625, 3gb ram and 32gb storage. But this phone disappeared in the nature.

              Let’s wait and see.

            • Jh1

              I expected to see the redmi 4 by now as well. The moto Z play battery life is very good. Motorola typically has their rom optimized very well for battery life. If nubia can do the same, then this phone will be a winner

  • MitsosDaBest

    The home button makes the phone ugly.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    too fexpensive (fucking expensive)

    • Jh1

      I don’t think there has been an official price released….

      • Muhammad Yasir

        ikr but i’m expecting it to be .. the ‘C’ variants have always been

  • cyril symbio

    It’s not the Mi 5S home button, but the Mi5’s finger print home button. The 5s doesn’t have it, but only a kind of iPhone like fake button. I have the 5s, and it’s far beyond the Mi5. Way better.

  • Subbir Ahmed Dhruba

    It’s OK but C series don’t get any global ROM’s !!!