Leaked: Could this by the rumoured Xiaomi Mi5?

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We were skeptical about the idea that Xiaomi could launch a new flagship phone at CES, but this purported leaked image is having us think again.

The image spotted by GizChina reader Ryan (thanks for that) over on Weibo shows a phone similar in appearance to the current Xiaomi Mi4, and on closer inspection even has the familiar Mi logo and is running MIUI, but while scrutinising the image you may notice a few other details.

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Xiaomi’s Mi4 flagship is a 5-inch phone, but the device in this image is a much larger smartphone possibly measuring between 5.5-inch and as large as 5.7-inch. We can see that the overall look of the Mi4 is retained by this mystery phone, but the large screen has narrow bezels to keep the width down to a minimum.

Sources belive that the phone will run a 2K display and pack a Snapdragon 810 with at least 3GB RAM and offer LTE. So is this the real Xiaomi Mi5 that is rumoured to launch at CES, or is this another photo shop phone? What do you guys think?

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  1. trapchan
    December 23, 2014

    that looks ugly

  2. Chrisanthos Nonis
    December 23, 2014

    ahhh I want it soooo bad!

  3. David Košič
    December 23, 2014

    Phones running the snapdragon 810 will be probably coming in the second half of 2015. Just remember how long was needed for a phone to finally ship with an 805 chip.

  4. Konstantinos Natsios
    December 23, 2014

    this looks amazing , i wonder what some people want ,they dislike even the aquos crystal design…. loving the small bezels, we have seen already some photos of a xiaomi phone looking like that so it must be a future device, i dont know if it is the mi5 but it looks premium enough to be, lets hope it is no more than 5.5 intches and this time it offers fdd lte from the start 🙂

  5. realjjj
    December 23, 2014

    Not bad but no if it has no microSD again what’s the point.
    Besides that my main concern is about price, people speculate that it will cost more but there is no reason for that and they really need to stay at 2000CNY if they wnat to keep growing like crazy.
    Another problem is that they started to work with carriers and that’s poison. They should fight the carriers even if that means they go to stay out of the US for now but not so sure they have even defined their ideology and ethics for now.

    • eliHd
      December 23, 2014

      Xiaomi is apple clone… Sorry I meant “inspired” from apple. You don’t get micro SD card with apple therefore you won’t get it with xiaomi either.

      • Airyl
        December 23, 2014

        That looks nothing like any Apple device. The 6 and 6+ are all about that bezel.

        • Guest
          December 25, 2014

          5.7 inch is too big to handling i hope that is not thrue!

      • realjjj
        December 23, 2014

        Xiaomi has microSD in the Redmi line so there is hope that they don’t stay stupid forever.

        • eliHd
          December 23, 2014

          The redmi line will have micro SD as its targeted for people who are a bit tight with money. The premium stuff is the “mi” line, xiaomi won’t put SD slot as they know people who buys it have money to burn. Just like apple.

  6. GKako
    December 23, 2014

    Wait 2016 for the FDD-LTE version….LOL!

  7. DamnYou
    December 23, 2014

    Even if they would bring out an new phone we would wait 1 Year for the FDD-LTE Version to come out…

  8. Rob
    December 23, 2014

    Finally a Xiaomi phone I would actually like to buy, probably 10 months away from a launch so not sure why the leaks are happening so early.

  9. Airyl
    December 23, 2014

    Did somebody say bezel?

  10. Guaire
    December 23, 2014

    If that isn’t a hoax sides pretty good.

    I don’t believe they jump straight to 5.7 inch from 5 inch. Could be 5.2 inch, 5.5 top. Or they could release two version like Apple’s fashion.

    Snapdragon 805 will be a mistake IMO. They were late to join Snapdragon 801 ranks, if they choose Snapdragon 805 now, they will be late for Snapdragon 810. Waiting a bit more and skipping Snapdragon 805 will be wiser move.

    Mi4 doing fine now, but Redmi Note needs replacement ASAP.

  11. Firdaus Izam
    December 24, 2014

    I like the design but the capacitive keys are still there. I would prefer on screen key so that the bezel could be kept to a minimum.

  12. dr.igi
    December 25, 2014

    5.7 inch is too big to handling i hope that is not thrue! I wait for Mi5 but if this get with such a big screen I will change my mind!