Xiaomi introduces a new slim 5000mAh powerbank for $8

Xiaomi’s power banks have been selling well since they were introduced earlier this year, now a new model with thin body has been added to the mix which costs only $8.

The new Xiaomi power bank, announced earlier today, features the same design as previous versions but now which a much narrower body. The alloy body of the new Xiaomi battery is just 9.9mm thick, similar to some smartphones, and packs a 5000mAh battery inside.


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Sales of the $8 (49 Yuan) 5000mAh battery begin in China tomorrow and as long as demand is not too high we should see international resellers advertising stock soon too. As with current Xiaomi battery pack you should also be aware that there are a lot of fakes and it won’t take long before this version is cloned too.

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  1. Angry Mobile Nerd
    November 24, 2014

    At that price point no way there’s a quality 5000mAh battery cell inside. Yes I will give them bonus points for making it look good but inside I’m sure it’s all low quality sourced garbage.

    • realjjj
      November 24, 2014

      All their other battery packs are using quality parts , you can easily find teardowns.

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        November 25, 2014

        The 10400 powerbank is made up of the cheapest cells that LG Chemical makes.

        Far from the worst, but far from the best, too. The aluminum housing is most likely the most expensive part.

  2. nonotz
    November 24, 2014

    with the 10000mah one is only less than 50% expensive , with twice the capacity and fore sure we know the battery Is a real deal (4x2500mah) …. why bother with this ?!?!?

    • Andrew Magpantay
      November 25, 2014

      I think the main selling point of this powerbank is its portability. Here is an article from the MIUI forums stating that the battery pack on this is from one of Apple’s suppliers.
      Xiaomi New Power Bank released! 5000mAh, 9.9 mm, CNY 49 (approx. USD 8)
      (Source: Xiaomi MIUI Official Forum)

      • Mushtato PL
        January 11, 2015

        Also it’s actually not the same battery cell used in 10400mHa

  3. Alexander
    November 26, 2014

    We will need a trustworthy retailer 🙂

  4. Mushtato PL
    January 11, 2015