Purported Xiaomi Arch, curved glass flagship leaked


xiaomi arch

Could Xiaomi’s Mi5 be codenamed the ‘Arch’ and boast a curved front glass panel? Take a look at this leak and let us know what you think!

When I first got my hands on the Xiaomi Mi Note I thought the reason behind the curved rear glass panel was a great design and manufacture exercise for a future flagship with curved front panel. The fact that the Xiaomi Mi Note’s rear curve is very similar in the degree, and execution as the Samsung Glaxy S6 had me all the more certain.

samsung galaxy s6 edge
Galaxy S6 Edge on the left Mi Note on the right

Today a photo posted by popular Weibo user @KJuma points at just such a device. Apparently the image is of a smartphone known by Xiaomi insiders as the Xiaomi ‘Arch’. The name obviously relates to the curved front.

I am a bit suspicious of the photo though. The overall phone shape and style looks just like the Xiaomi Mi3, massive bezel and the a 5-inch (ish) front panel. Take a look at the right side where the glass has a suggested curve and the photo looks photoshopped to the Nth degree! (zoom in and take a look yourself).

xiaomi arch

That’s not to say a curved glass Xiaomi phone isn’t in the works, just that I very much doubt this is a genuine leak.

Xiaomi are no doubt working on the Xiaomi Mi5, which will continue the companies tradition of offering high-end hardware at a low price. The Xiaomi Mi5 is due to be launched sometime in October, but we are waiting for official launch details.

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38 Comments

  1. Udo
    July 28, 2015

    Its just a Mi3 with a relection of a Fluorescent lamps from the ceiling.
    You guy are killing me. Haha 😀 😀 😀

    • Muhammad Yasir
      July 28, 2015

      but did u die 😀 ?

      • Tajwar
        July 28, 2015

        I think he died after typing the comment

        • Udo
          July 28, 2015

          Don’t panic. I’m still alive and waiting for more awesome news. 😉 😀

          • Tajwar
            July 28, 2015

            Oh man !!! you scared me thou

          • joe mont
            July 28, 2015

            Xiaomi leak, a floating car.

            Honda Civic with a fluorescent light pointed at the bottom of it.

  2. July 28, 2015

    Fake, it’s Xiaomi Mi3. 😛

  3. balcobomber25
    July 28, 2015

    Another day another supposed leak of the Mi5, this one looking completely different than the last. Xiaomi isnt like OP, they usually keep everything they are doing as closely guarded secrets. I would take all of these leaks with a huge grain of salt.

  4. AdM
    July 28, 2015

    I’ll concur with everyone, this leak seems fake. I think this is Xiaomi Mi3.

  5. lolipop
    July 28, 2015

    This is definetly a fake (I hope!). The other leak was more promising… .

  6. MATT
    July 28, 2015

    JUTS AWFUL!

    • Technerd
      July 28, 2015

      Dooge f3 mid range processor good specs can be pre ordered

      • balcobomber25
        July 29, 2015

        Except its a Doogee….

  7. Tajwar
    July 28, 2015

    WA then I already have something that looks like the Xiaomi Mi Arch…..
    What really ?
    Well…. It’s a Mi 3

  8. Guest
    July 28, 2015

    Its just a Mi3 with a relection of a Fluorescent lamps from the ceiling.
    You guy are killing me. Haha 😀 😀 😀

    • Guest
      July 28, 2015

      but did u die 😀 ?

    • Tajwar
      July 28, 2015

      I think he died after typing the comment

    • Guest
      July 28, 2015

      Don’t panic. I’m still alive and waiting for more awesome news. 😉 😀

    • Tajwar
      July 28, 2015

      Oh man !!! you scared me thou

    • joe mont
      July 28, 2015

      Xiaomi leak, a floating car.

      Honda Civic with a fluorescent light pointed at the bottom of it.

  9. Marco
    July 28, 2015

    Fake, it’s Xiaomi Mi3. 😛

  10. jalebi Singh
    July 28, 2015

    fake, its a mi3 from the front, and a back of a mi note from the edge view.

  11. balcobomber25
    July 28, 2015

    Another day another supposed leak of the Mi5, this one looking completely different than the last. Xiaomi isnt like OP, they usually keep everything they are doing as closely guarded secrets. I would take all of these leaks with a huge grain of salt.

  12. AdM
    July 28, 2015

    I’ll concur with everyone, this leak seems fake. I think this is Xiaomi Mi3.

  13. Guest
    July 28, 2015

    This is definetly a fake (I hope!). The other leak was more promising… .

  14. Guest
    July 28, 2015

    JUTS AWFUL!

    • Technerd
      July 28, 2015

      Dooge f3 mid range processor good specs can be pre ordered

    • balcobomber25
      July 29, 2015

      Except its a Doogee….

  15. Tajwar
    July 28, 2015

    WA then I already have something that looks like the Xiaomi Mi Arch…..
    What really ?
    Well…. It’s a Mi 3

  16. jalebi Singh
    July 28, 2015

    fake, its a mi3 from the front, and a back of a mi note from the edge view.

  17. Fred
    July 28, 2015

    IT is looking like more a fake. It seems like someone made the logo with a pen.
    The edges are curved, but not the screen.

  18. Guest
    July 29, 2015

    IT is looking like more a fake. It seems like someone made the logo with a pen.
    The edges are curved, but not the screen.

  19. Manish
    July 29, 2015

    Andi it’s August not April.

    • iKosh
      July 30, 2015

      No, It’s July.

  20. Manish
    July 29, 2015

    Andi it’s August not April.

    • iKosh
      July 30, 2015

      No, It’s July.

  21. jimgordon
    July 29, 2015

    I agree with the folks below. This looks like a photoshopped MI3. I wonder what the real MI5 will look like, its specs.and how much it will cost by the time it gets to the UK?

  22. jimgordon
    July 29, 2015

    I agree with the folks below. This looks like a photoshopped MI3. I wonder what the real MI5 will look like, its specs.and how much it will cost by the time it gets to the UK?