Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi 5 Plus reportedly leak with 5.2″, 5.7″ screens and more

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Xiaomi celebrated selling 10 million units of its non-phablet flagship, which is the Mi 4 recently. Time is ripe for an upgrade, and it looks like Xiaomi is well aware of that.

The Mi 5 reportedly just leaked along with its larger sibling, i.e., the Mi 5 Plus. According to the leak, the 5.2-inch Mi 5 will come with not the Snapdragon 820 but the Snapdragon 810 which the OnePlus 2 will also have. In contrast to the ‘usual’ fingerprint sensors, the Mi 5 will also allegedly have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID. The tech is compatible with some of the old Qualcomm processors, but is being introduced in the Snapdragon 810 and 425 processors.

The leak goes on to tell more about the phone. 16 mega-pixel rear camera, 13 mega-pixel front camera is what the Mi 5 will reportedly have along with a 2K resolution through the 5.2-inch panel. A 3000mAh battery is mentioned also, but that isn’t something you would be surprised about perhaps.

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The Mi 5 Plus on the other hand is expected to have a 5.7-inch 2K screen, Snapdragon 820 processor, 23 mega-pixel rear camera and 12 mega-pixel front facing camera. The battery on this one is rumoured to be a 3500mAh cell, which according to the leak charges up to 100% in just 50 minutes. That would mean that if it’s a usual 3.7V battery, the charger outputs a 5250mA current (considering 80% efficiency), which I don’t think is something the tech world is ready for yet.

Both devices will, as expected, feature a new version of MIUI — MIUI 7 — with some added features.

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  1. July 7, 2015

    Taken with a pinch of salt … hehe.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    July 7, 2015

    mi 5 plus <3 !
    but i guess its gonna cost in the upwards of $500 , so </3 :/

    • Xalis
      July 7, 2015


      Meanwhile I got 3 Mi4 3GB RAM for $687, now that’s true MultiTasking.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        July 7, 2015

        are u a wizard ?

      • MaxPower
        July 7, 2015

        that’s a great deal 🙂
        they sell it on aliexpress for 240$ free shipping.

  3. MaxPower
    July 7, 2015

    I’ll pass the one with SD810 and the plus for being too big. i guess it’s time to move to another brand.

    • Misto
      July 7, 2015

      I never had a chance to test a Xiaomi phone but I feel that I will go for something else. I was ready to buy the Mi4i but MIUI6 is too heavy for the phone causing heating issues. I will probably wait a bit to see if there are improvements in terms of software updates but I am not sure that something will change.

      • MaxPower
        July 7, 2015

        Xiaomi phones are good. the Mediatek ones were good, the Qualcomm and Leadcore too.

        The MI4i has a great build quality.
        all the issues are related to the SoC.
        There’s nothing that Xiaomi can do with it. this year 64 bit Qualcomm SoCs have been a disgrace.

    • Ishti
      July 7, 2015

      Xiaomi has been like this for a long time… however their flagships are god tier and they keep improving, for example the mi note etc… so if you’re looking for low range phones, xiaomi is not a good option however, flagships are a different dimension. I think this SD 810 would be the SD810 rev 3, the one being used in OPO which apparently fixes heating issues. They probably underclocked it but all the better, the perfect package of battery consumption and performance, and plentiful roms should offer faster experiences than the stock miUi. personally not a fan of miui ever, which is why I skipped on the redmi series and now im getting a lenovo a7000. 1S is very laggy in my opinion as I came from a near snappy Blackberry 9700 and have been testing android for a long time. Things kinda changed around Redmi 2 but battery problem.

      • MaxPower
        July 7, 2015

        i come from a MI4 so I’ll be looking for the flagship but no nearly 6″ phablet, it’s not for me.

        the OP2 is not out yet so we can’t really speak about it.
        obviously the company will say that the SoC runs smoothly, but it’s clear that the SD810 was a miscarriage.

        i was looking forward for the SD820 (only after reviews) but I’m not ready for that kind of size.

        don’t get me wrong, im an happy Xiaomi owner, but if this is what they are planning to do then I’ll look elsewhere: the Chinese market is loaded with good alternatives.

  4. Guaire
    July 7, 2015

    I don’t believe these rumors.

    Assuming a Q3 release, SD810 almost inevitable. Though I guess still there is small chance for SD808 too.

    5 or 5.2 inch display almost certain. Mi5 Plus doesn’t make sense. They already have Mi Note Pro.

    If we take their words Xiaomi phones won’t have fingerprint scanners yet. They are waiting for native Android support which upcoming with Android M.

    I guess it will be a slim phone like i6 and S6. It could have either metal unibody or metal chassis and glass back like Mi Note. Metal unibody is more likely IMO.

    If it would be a slim phone as I guess, in the camera section they could stick with a 13MP shooter to not making it protruding. Also probably camera would be positioned one of the upper corner for the same reason. OIS and larger aperture like f/1.8 or f/1.9 is likely.

    4MP ultrapixel is a good candidate for front camera again.

    There could be a Pro model of Mi5 just like Mi Note, instead to a Plus phablet.

    For example regular Mi5 could have SD808, 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB storage, FHD display with $320 price tag like their old flagships, while Mi5 Pro could have SD810, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB storage, 2K display with $480 price tag.

    • Ishti
      July 7, 2015

      I personally prefer a sony shooter than an ultrapixel as it further on strengthened the perfection of the original mi4.

    • MaxPower
      July 7, 2015

      i agree with everything you said.
      wow, what’s wrong with me?!?
      Lol, just kidding.
      very accurate analysis and realistic scenario.

  5. Alasdair
    July 7, 2015

    Hope this will mean a price drop for the standard 64GB Mi Note!
    Specs are almost the same as the mi4 yet can’t find the 64GB version for much less than $500?!
    Should I go ahead and buy the note or wait for a price drop/Mi5?

  6. RRRobert
    July 7, 2015

    Release proposed for november 2015? Let’s hope Xiaomi will find the opportunity to release of the rumored Mi4S a few months prior to that date.

  7. Chico Migraña
    July 8, 2015

    MIUI 7? hope it’s better than ugly Miui6