Xiaomi 5.2-inch Mi5 and 6-inch Mi5 Plus to launch in July?


With Xiaomi already having the Mi Note in their range it would seem they wouldn’t need another large screen flagship, but that isn’t what insiders are claiming.

If the Xiaomi Mi Note is too small or the Mi4 not big enough then rumours of an Mi5 and Mi5 Plus might meet your size requirements.

According to insiders, Xiaomi are working on a Xiaomi Mi5 with 5.2-inch display to replace the current Mi4. The phone will come with a 2K panel (seems overkill for the size), Snapdragon 810 CPU and between 3-4GB RAM. Like other flagships, the Mi5 will boast a fingerprint scanner, large 3000mAh battery and a 16 mega-pixel main camera.

If that’s too small though then the Mi5 Plus could be one to wait for. Like the standard Mi5 it will get up to 4GB RAM, 16 mega-pixel camera and a 2K display, but on a much large 6-inch canvas. The details also state a Zero bezel design to keep the overall width of the phone to a minimum.

Obviously Xiaomi have been quiet about the details of their future phones, but we could see the release of the Xiaomi Mi5 and Mi5 Plus as early as July.

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47 Comments

  1. May 5, 2015

    nice shape ! after many stupid big bezels phones.
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    צורה נאה סוף סוף לאחר הרבה פלסטיקה בטלפוןנים אחרים

  2. Chico Migraña
    May 5, 2015

    Why so big? I think 5″ it’s enough

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      The Chinese market loves big phones. I think 5-5.5 is the ideal size.

      • wat
        May 5, 2015

        Balcobomber likes a good 10″ though

        • balcobomber25
          May 5, 2015

          Yes that is a good size for a tablet.

  3. Mosabbir Ahmad
    May 5, 2015

    6 inch is way too big. 5.2 is alright though. btw, i was waiting for a MTK 6752 powered Xiaomi Phone to come, something like Redmi Note 2. 5.2 inch HD Display, 2-3 GB Ram with 13 mpx Sony sensor with Dual Tone flash. Something like Jiayu S3 or Meizu M1 note to battle with.

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      Given the falling out between Xiaomi and MTK (mostly over the Leadcore acquisition) I would be shocked if Xiaomi used the 6752. Would I would love to seem them use is a Exnyos SoC.

  4. Angry Mobile Nerd
    May 5, 2015

    I find it mildly amusing Apple named their phablet “plus” and now other manufacturers have officially came out with “plus” phablets and those being rumored (like the Mi5 Plus) are getting the “plus” naming scheme in news stories by editors.

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      I find it mildly amusing that Apple told consumers for years they didn’t need a large screen and then copied Android and offered a 5.5 inch phone. I also find it mildly amusing that HP, Plum, Huawei, Xolo, Micromax, Alcatel/TCL and Nokia all have used the word “plus” well before Apple did.

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        May 5, 2015

        I ment using the term “Plus” to designate a phablet version of another model.

        • balcobomber25
          May 6, 2015

          One could argue Apple stole the idea from Oppo and there One Plus 5.5 inch phablet.

          The phone world is a copycat game. It happens on both sides. Apple copies just as much from Android as Android does from Apple.

  5. Rob
    May 5, 2015

    Finally a Xiaomi phone that might be worth buying. been waiting to see if they would ever do a 6″ phone and they might just be getting round to it. However the specs seem very similar to the Mi Note pro, which seems a little odd.

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      I have seen enough of supposed “insiders” to know they are about as useful as a fart in the wind. I do think two phones are coming out though a 5.2 inch Mi5 and a 6 inch Redmi Note 2.

  6. pdayahoo
    May 5, 2015

    nice shape ! after many stupid big bezels phones.
    —————————————————————
    צורה נאה סוף סוף לאחר הרבה פלסטיקה בטלפוןנים אחרים

  7. Chris
    May 5, 2015

    Oh god, more crapdragon 810 devices … seems like Xiaomi is more concerned about marketing than actual performance or user experience. At least LG was smart enough to go for the castrated SD808 in the G4.

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/04/23/in-depth-with-the-snapdragon-810s-heat-problems/

    • Antonio Rossi
      May 5, 2015

      tbh I would shun the 808 aswell… the tests doesn’t show a huge improvement over the 810…
      the A57 cores in CRAPdragon (yeah i like the name, pretty much suits it well) runs at around 1GHz, that is half of their designed frequency…

      MT6595/Snapdragon 801-805 should still be the way to go for manufacters (assuming only samsung will release phones with Exynos 7).

  8. Ricardo A.
    May 5, 2015

    Why so big? I think 5″ it’s enough

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      The Chinese market loves big phones. I think 5-5.5 is the ideal size.

    • Guest
      May 5, 2015

      This comment was deleted.

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      Yes that is a good size for a tablet.

  9. Mosabbir Ahmad
    May 5, 2015

    6 inch is way too big. 5.2 is alright though. btw, i was waiting for a MTK 6752 powered Xiaomi Phone to come, something like Redmi Note 2. 5.2 inch HD Display, 2-3 GB Ram with 13 mpx Sony sensor with Dual Tone flash. Something like Jiayu S3 or Meizu M1 note to battle with.

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      Given the falling out between Xiaomi and MTK (mostly over the Leadcore acquisition) I would be shocked if Xiaomi used the 6752. Would I would love to seem them use is a Exnyos SoC.

  10. Angry Mobile Nerd
    May 5, 2015

    I find it mildly amusing Apple named their phablet “plus” and now other manufacturers have officially came out with “plus” phablets and those being rumored (like the Mi5 Plus) are getting the “plus” naming scheme in news stories by editors.

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      I find it mildly amusing that Apple told consumers for years they didn’t need a large screen and then copied Android and offered a 5.5 inch phone. I also find it mildly amusing that HP, Plum, Huawei, Xolo, Micromax, Alcatel/TCL and Nokia all have used the word “plus” well before Apple did.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      May 6, 2015

      I ment using the term “Plus” to designate a phablet version of another model.

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      One could argue Apple stole the idea from Oppo and there One Plus 5.5 inch phablet.

      The phone world is a copycat game. It happens on both sides. Apple copies just as much from Android as Android does from Apple.

  11. Rob
    May 5, 2015

    Finally a Xiaomi phone that might be worth buying. been waiting to see if they would ever do a 6″ phone and they might just be getting round to it. However the specs seem very similar to the Mi Note pro, which seems a little odd.

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      I have seen enough of supposed “insiders” to know they are about as useful as a fart in the wind. I do think two phones are coming out though a 5.2 inch Mi5 and a 6 inch Redmi Note 2.

  12. Rohith Iyer
    May 5, 2015

    Ideal size for a smartphone with FHD and beyond screen resolutions….it feels even good to hold in hand also like moto maxx droid which is of same size…. Hope to see it in India soon with impressive price tag. May be snappy 820 would have been better choice.

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      820 isn;t expect to be available until the end of the year. Xiaomi doesn’t want to wait for the newest flagship.

  13. Tjabbe
    May 5, 2015

    Oh god, more crapdragon 810 devices … seems like Xiaomi is more concerned about marketing than actual performance or user experience. At least LG was smart enough to go for the castrated SD808 in the G4.

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/04/23/in-depth-with-the-snapdragon-810s-heat-problems/

  14. Rohith Iyer
    May 5, 2015

    Ideal size for a smartphone with FHD and beyond screen resolutions….it feels even good to hold in hand also like moto maxx droid which is of same size…. Hope to see it in India soon with impressive price tag. May be snappy 820 would have been better choice.

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      820 isn;t expect to be available until the end of the year. Xiaomi doesn’t want to wait for the newest flagship.

  15. Simon
    May 5, 2015

    I don’t think they should use the Snapdragon 810 processor, either the 808 or the MTK 6797 processor

  16. Guest
    May 5, 2015

    I don’t think they should use the Snapdragon 810 processor, either the 808 or the MTK 6797 processor

  17. SmestarZ
    May 5, 2015

    Xiaomi is getting trapped in the game that apple started and few other companies are getting sucked into, like Huawei. What is this sudden trend about mobile and mobile plus?
    Xiaomi rather should focus on the 5 segments they make and make for these
    Redmi the lower range sub $ 100

    Redmi note, the lower middle range (low price but bigger screen) lower than $ 180

    MI X The flagship phones medium/high price lower than $ 250

    MI X note: The note flagship which is powerful and high priced higher than $ 250

    Tab.. Low/medium cost below $ 250

    They can develop the strategy better.
    Apple who started this trend wanted to bring in two phones to replace their older line which was more than a year old. Apple phones are produced and sold popularly for almost 2 years, where as Android phones due to competition become outdated in 6 months, but when you have brand image (like apple) you are allowed to make some rules.best for xiaomi is to give fans a time table and to come up with a new Mi X phone same time each year. This makes the fans expect a lot, and in between they can release one SPECIAL phone like Mi4i which is like correction for the situation. Else I see xiaomi walking like Samsung and bringing in new phones and fans getting confused what to buy

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      You need a history lesson. Apple didn’t even come close to starting this trend. Oppo, Nubia (ZTE), Xiaomi, Sony and several other brands have been offering multiple versions of the same phone well before Apple did.

      • SmestarZ
        May 6, 2015

        and no one even noticed it !!!
        See the naming trend, dont you see that after iphone came with Iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus that this trend has started?

        • balcobomber25
          May 6, 2015

          No one noticed the Z mini and max from Nubia, both which sold in the millions? No one noticed the Find 7 and Find 7A? No one noticed the Z1 compact? Either you haven’t been around Asian phones for very long or your a die hard Apple fan boy who thinks everything they do is revolutionary. Again this trend started long before Apple, Apple copied the trend of offering a mini version of a phone and a bigger version.

  18. jimberkas
    May 5, 2015

    right size (5.2) but wrong processor. will sell like hotcakes though.

  19. SmestarZ
    May 6, 2015

    Xiaomi is getting trapped in the game that apple started and few other companies are getting sucked into, like Huawei. What is this sudden trend about mobile and mobile plus?
    Xiaomi rather should focus on the 5 segments they make and make for these
    Redmi the lower range sub $ 100

    Redmi note, the lower middle range (low price but bigger screen) lower than $ 180

    MI X The flagship phones medium/high price lower than $ 250

    MI X note: The note flagship which is powerful and high priced higher than $ 250

    Tab.. Low/medium cost below $ 250

    They can develop the strategy better.
    Apple who started this trend wanted to bring in two phones to replace their older line which was more than a year old. Apple phones are produced and sold popularly for almost 2 years, where as Android phones due to competition become outdated in 6 months, but when you have brand image (like apple) you are allowed to make some rules.best for xiaomi is to give fans a time table and to come up with a new Mi X phone same time each year. This makes the fans expect a lot, and in between they can release one SPECIAL phone like Mi4i which is like correction for the situation. Else I see xiaomi walking like Samsung and bringing in new phones and fans getting confused what to buy

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      You need a history lesson. Apple didn’t even come close to starting this trend. Oppo, Nubia (ZTE), Xiaomi, Sony and several other brands have been offering multiple versions of the same phone well before Apple did.

    • SmestarZ
      May 6, 2015

      and no one even noticed it !!!
      See the naming trend, dont you see that after iphone came with Iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus that this trend has started?

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      No one noticed the Z mini and max from Nubia, both which sold in the millions? No one noticed the Find 7 and Find 7A? No one noticed the Z1 compact? Either you haven’t been around Asian phones for very long or your a die hard Apple fan boy who thinks everything they do is revolutionary. Again this trend started long before Apple, Apple copied the trend of offering a mini version of a phone and a bigger version.

  20. jimberkas
    May 6, 2015

    right size (5.2) but wrong processor. will sell like hotcakes though.

  21. Ulti
    May 6, 2015

    I’m not bothered about the CPU as I don’t game too much on my phone so I don’t have to worry about it overheating. In terms of performance the Snapdragon 801 was more than enough for me and never once did I find the Mi4 too slow so I won’t have anything to worry about. Xiaomi always puts good enough hardware in their phones anyway.

    However, after owning the Mi4 for half a year before selling it, my PERSONAL wishlist for the Mi5 would be:

    1. A slightly slimmer phone with a nicer back panel – I wasn’t too fond of the glossy plastic.
    2. Similar dimensions in terms of height and width to the Mi4. I’m currently using a Meizu MX4 and I find it a bit too big for my hands. The Mi4 was the perfect size. If they could fit in the 5.2″ screen in the body of a Mi4 I’ll be very happy.
    3. Swipe to wake or Double tap to wake features. Hello MIUI developers?! It’s 2015 now, how can you still not have this feature when almost every phone, including budget ones, have it now. They state that their hardware does not support it but I believe this is something that can be configured through the kernel otherwise how else did someone manage to enable it on the Redmi 1S themselves through a custom kernel and ROM?
    4. A bigger/better notification light. The notification light on my Mi4 was horrible, it was orange for most things and it was dim as hell. The notification light on the Meizu MX4 is a beautifully bright white circle LED – the circle LED is used by a lot of manufacturers now such as ZTE and is much better than the crappy little excuse for a notification light.
    5. Keep capacitive buttons. Do not use on screen buttons – They’re a waste of screen estate IMO.
    6. Release the phone with both FDD/TDD LTE options straight away. Even if they’re not aiming to sell their phones globally, the demand for the phones are there in the Western world – do them a favour. I really don’t think it is that hard to get the different bands in. On this note, I’ll request them to release the black version soon too and not have it as a limited edition that is more expensive and not available until several months later.

    I still love the MIUI ROM, I find it one of the nicest looking and most customisable ROMs whereas I don’t really like the Flyme ROM. However, it wasn’t enough to keep me. The crappy notification light, lack of swipe to wake, and late release of a black phone with 4G for the Mi4 meant I jumped ship to the Meizu MX4.

    In regards to the product range, I’m no marketing wiz but, similarly to SmesterZ, I would suggest Xiaomi to stick to the following with yearly refreshes on each one:

    Mi series: Flagship phone.
    Mi Note series: Flagship phablet.
    Redmi series: Budget phone.
    Redmi Note series: Budget phablet.

    This ensures that their product range is clear and easy to understand whilst also making sure they cover the different needs and budgets of consumer groups. Releasing the Redmi 2A and Mi4i is still within the boundaries as they’re simply variants but I think having a Mi Plus and a Mi Note is pointless as they will be overlapping each other.

  22. Ulti
    May 6, 2015

    I’m not bothered about the CPU as I don’t game too much on my phone so I don’t have to worry about it overheating. In terms of performance the Snapdragon 801 was more than enough for me and never once did I find the Mi4 too slow so I won’t have anything to worry about. Xiaomi always puts good enough hardware in their phones anyway.

    However, after owning the Mi4 for half a year before selling it, my PERSONAL wishlist for the Mi5 would be:

    1. A slightly slimmer phone with a nicer back panel – I wasn’t too fond of the glossy plastic.
    2. Similar dimensions in terms of height and width to the Mi4. I’m currently using a Meizu MX4 and I find it a bit too big for my hands. The Mi4 was the perfect size. If they could fit in the 5.2″ screen in the body of a Mi4 I’ll be very happy.
    3. Swipe to wake or Double tap to wake features. Hello MIUI developers?! It’s 2015 now, how can you still not have this feature when almost every phone, including budget ones, have it now. They state that their hardware does not support it but I believe this is something that can be configured through the kernel otherwise how else did someone manage to enable it on the Redmi 1S themselves through a custom kernel and ROM?
    4. A bigger/better notification light. The notification light on my Mi4 was horrible, it was orange for most things and it was dim as hell. The notification light on the Meizu MX4 is a beautifully bright white circle LED – the circle LED is used by a lot of manufacturers now such as ZTE and is much better than the crappy little excuse for a notification light.
    5. Keep capacitive buttons. Do not use on screen buttons – They’re a waste of screen estate IMO.
    6. Release the phone with both FDD/TDD LTE options straight away. Even if they’re not aiming to sell their phones globally, the demand for the phones are there in the Western world – do them a favour. I really don’t think it is that hard to get the different bands in. On this note, I’ll request them to release the black version soon too and not have it as a limited edition that is more expensive and not available until several months later.

    I still love the MIUI ROM, I find it one of the nicest looking and most customisable ROMs whereas I don’t really like the Flyme ROM. However, it wasn’t enough to keep me. The crappy notification light, lack of swipe to wake, and late release of a black phone with 4G for the Mi4 meant I jumped ship to the Meizu MX4.

    In regards to the product range, I’m no marketing wiz but, similarly to SmesterZ, I would suggest Xiaomi to stick to the following with yearly refreshes on each one:

    Mi series: Flagship phone.
    Mi Note series: Flagship phablet.
    Redmi series: Budget phone.
    Redmi Note series: Budget phablet.

    This ensures that their product range is clear and easy to understand whilst also making sure they cover the different needs and budgets of consumer groups. Releasing the Redmi 2A and Mi4i is still within the boundaries as they’re simply variants but I think having a Mi Plus and a Mi Note is pointless as they will be overlapping each other.