Chassis of unreleased 5.1mm Xiaomi turns up at Chinese factory!

xiaomi mi5

It’s been a day of Xiaomi rumours today and those continue in to the evening with images of the chassis from an unreleased Xiaomi phone in China.

If earlier leaks are correct then this 3D drawing and photos of the chassis in production are of the Xiaomi Mi5. What makes us think this? Well Xiaomi are set to launch a new device in 6 days and teasers, plus images of cases for the new phone, suggest a thin phone.

Looking carefully at the diagram we can make out the name of the product as “小米” which in is the Chinese name for Xiaomi, move along the image and we get details that the chassis is CNC machined and that the dimensions are 140.89 x 71.4 x 5.1mm.

xiaomi mi5

If we take a look phones of similar dimensions this mystery Xiaomi is thicker only than the Oppo R5 and Vivo X5 Pro, and ties for third thinnest phone with the Gionee Elife S5.1. The width of the phone suggest a screen size of around 5.2-inch with narrow bezels. 71mm actually has the width between the Vivo Xshot (5.2-inch) and the Xiaomi Mi4. Without narrow bezels we will be looking at around a 5-inch display.

xiaomi mi5

The other images show the chassis in various stages of manufacture and show the USB in the right hand side, the same side as the leaked Xiaomi Mi5 cases from earlier.

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