Sapphire glass is cheap on the $160 Desai Mirror X5

desai mirror x5 sapphire glass

Of the technologies we are going to see implemented more over the coming year, Sapphire Glass is in the top 10 and Chinese Desai are offering it on a budget.

Sapphire Glass is considered “the screen technology to have”, and many high-end phones for 2015 are already rumoured to be getting Sapphire displays. Sapphire Glass was even rumoured to be on the iPhone 6, and Huawei have actually launched a phone with the toughened glass panel, which makes for a harder wearing surface.

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It isn’t only manufacturers of flagship phones who are looking in to Sapphire Glass though, as Chinese phone maker Desai are reporting that their 999 Yuan ($160) Desai Mirror X5 will come with the material too!

Offering such an expensive panel on a phone of this price means that the specs aren’t as high as say the Meizu m1 note, but they aren’t far off the hardware found in the Redmi 2.

  • 5-inch HD display,
  • Quad-core 1.5Ghz Processor.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 16GB memory.
  • 13 mega-pixel rear camera.
  • 5 mega-pixel front camera.
  • 2050mAh battery.

If you are looking at the 6.95mm thick body of the Desai Mirror M5 and thinking it looks familiar then you are not alone. It looks to us like the Neo M1 phone has been relaunched under a new name.

Thanks to Simon for the tip.

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  1. BNTY656
    January 6, 2015

    Typo: “Desai” = “Desay” (the actual maker of Mirror X5; also has diverse industries such as solar power, car electronics, wristbands, home speakers, power banks, electronics precision parts, freight shipping, etc.)

    This phone has a MediaTek processor and has two SIM slots on one side of the phone.

    The manufacturers of Desay Mirror X5 and NEO M1 are not the same, so Desay Mirror X5 =/= NEO M1. NEO M1 runs on Android 4.2 Jellybean, while Desay X5, according to a hands-on by, runs on Android KitKat (confirmed by an article about the phone by NetEase’s mobile news and information website

  2. cruizer
    January 6, 2015

    Wow it looks just like the Huawei Ascend P7…