Purported specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Edge curved display flagship


xiaomi mi edge

Xiaomi’s rumoured Mi Edge curved display Samsung Galaxy S6 rival specs revealed.

After releasing the Xiaomi Mi Note with curved glass rear panel I have been wondering how long it will take the Beijing phone maker to use their know how to build a phone with curved front panel.

It doesn’t sound like we have too long to wait as rumours of a device called the Mi Edge have been doing the rounds recently with the most up to date news even suggesting partial specifications for the phone.

Weibo tipsters suggest that the Xiaomi Mi Edge will feature a 5.2-inch 2K display from Sharp, Snapdragon 808 chipset, fingerprint scanner, 16 mega-pixel main camera and between 3GB – 4GB RAM.

xiaomi mi edge

It is believed that if the Xiaomi Mi Edge is in fact real we will see it launch in October either in place of the Xiaomi Mi5 or renamed Mi5 to become the next top of the range Mi phone.

As we saw with the pricing of the Mi Note we could also see an increase in price for the Mi Edge too with analysts believing the curved display phone might cost from 2500 Yuan.

What are your thoughts of a curved screen Xiaomi Mi Edge type device? Is a curved display a feature you are interested in having on your next device?

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114 Comments

  1. Chico Migraña
    August 29, 2015

    Don’t see the point

    • The Bastard Christ
      August 29, 2015

      Need to hype the next flagship with new stupid features that you don’t need.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      It’s aesthetics more than anything. Some people love the look of it and judging by the sales of the S6 Edge it’s a design we are going to see a lot more of in this industry.

  2. mf1gt3r
    August 29, 2015

    If people liked the note edge and s6 edge. Then people will like this.

  3. David Košič
    August 29, 2015

    Lol sorry to say this to all xiaomi fans but this company hasn’t had a original idea in the last 4 years. And new companies like oneplus are making their phones easily available in the west with warranty and play services onboard.

    • Guaire
      August 29, 2015

      They don’t need original ideas, they have to keep releasing phones with best value for money like Redmi Note 2. That’s their strong suit.

      Maybe OnePlus isn’t a good example, but you are right about one thing, their expansion is going on frustratingly slow.

    • Dante
      August 29, 2015

      xiaomi actually makes still a lot of great things and revolutionary ideas you just dont follow its chinese counterpart 🙁

      • David Košič
        August 29, 2015

        Then share your wisdom what have they done revolutionary in the last few years?

        • Danny H.
          August 29, 2015

          The most revolutionary thing that xiaomi has done over the years is not a particular product but the way they bypass all the middlemen and sell directly to the end users. By that they bring the best value to customers and force other big players to keep improving relentlessly. This system has later been copied by almost everybody else. Thanks to xiaomi, now we have flagship phones for entry-level prices.

          • David Košič
            August 30, 2015

            You mean they did what online stores have been doing for the last decade. If this revolutionary our standards have sure dropped.

            • Danny H.
              August 30, 2015

              You are comparing an apple to an orange! Please kindly show me an online store that can control every phases of the process from designing, manufacturing to direct selling. Besides, xiaomi is also the pioneer in using social media to effectively market their products and transfer that massive save to end-users. If that ain’t revolutionary, I don’t know what is.

            • David Košič
              August 30, 2015

              probably none and that includes xiaomi since we all know where they get most of their ideas

            • balcobomber25
              August 30, 2015

              You do realize all of these companies copy from each other? You think Apple is 100% original? A lot of their designs were ripped off from other companies including several Chinese companies. But show me another company that has a phone that looks like the Redmi, Mi3 or Redmi Note. Those 3 phones were the biggest factors in Xiaomi’s growth. Show me a company offering everything the Redmi Note 2 does for that price.

            • balcobomber25
              August 30, 2015

              Online stores sell a product that is designed, marketed and produced by another company. Xiaomi does everything themselves, their entire growth has been through social media and the internet. 6 years ago there was no Xiaomi, today they are one of the biggest companies in China. If that isn’t revolutionary and original, I don’t know what is.

            • David Košič
              August 30, 2015

              it’s easy to grow when you steal your ideas from others and then sell your products for half the price because you didn’t spend 1/10 as much R&D. why do you think they haven’t officially launched in Europe or the states because they know lawyers will eat them alive.

            • balcobomber25
              August 30, 2015

              If its so easy to grow by doing that how come all these other Chinese companies havent reached the level of Xiaomi? The way you make it seem Xiaomi has done nothing for their own success. So why does’t every Chinese company have sales to match them?

    • Natsumi
      August 29, 2015

      oneplus is very, very expensive.

      • David Košič
        August 30, 2015

        Compared to flagship with the same kind of specs they are less than half the price.

        • balcobomber25
          August 30, 2015

          Which Flagships? Compared to Chinese flagships with the same specs they are the same price.

          • David Košič
            August 30, 2015

            you usually cant get Chinese flagships with native google support or warranty from the manufacturer in Europe or the states.

            • balcobomber25
              August 30, 2015

              I never had any issues with Xiaomi honoring my warranty on my Mi3 when I lived in the states. I only had one real problem with it and they had me send it back to Singapore. They didn’t seem to care that i lived in a country with no official support as long as it was a genuine Xiaomi (which they confirmed firsthand). Had the same with Meizu just recently with my MX5, didn’t end up needing to send it back but they offered.

        • Natsumi
          August 30, 2015

          Still expensive. It seems you have plenty of money to spend.

    • The Bastard Christ
      August 29, 2015

      doesn’t really matter as long as they pump out flagship spec’d devices at a fraction of the price. people will buy it.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      As a Xiaomi fan I honestly don’t spend more than 2 seconds worrying about them having original ideas. They release amazing phones for the price and they give me weekly software updates.

    • Bailey
      August 30, 2015

      one plus phone are not easily available unless you want to pay through the nose to get it. The invitation list is a pain. I know of 3 places i could buy the full range of Xiaomi phones from and have it in by hand in about 3 days without import duty

  4. Etienne Veenstra
    August 29, 2015

    yeah onreplus with their stupid invite system so easy lol

  5. Rob
    August 29, 2015

    Whether or not this is useful depends what they have planned for the ROM, the S6 display is purely for show as it doesn’t actually do anything. If they can make it a feature then this may tempt people as a cheaper alternative to the Samsung version.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      If they can make it like the Note 4 and have the edge actually have a function it’s not a bad idea. If its just for show its a waste.

  6. Guaire
    August 29, 2015

    I doubt that LCD panels could handle such a curves like Samsung’s Edge. Sure display of LG G4 has a curve, but it’s a very very slight one.

    They only need a curved glass from Corning or any other glass manufacturer and a flexible OLED display from Samsung or LG.

    Regardless of that it’s a good time to switching OLED from LCD. OLEDs have thinner profiles which better fits today’s slim phones trend.

    2K resolution is completely unnecessary for a 5.2 incher. Asking 2500 yuan for a SD808 device would means slow sales on mid term IMO.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 29, 2015

      im with you … you advocate cheap prices really well !~

    • Dante
      August 29, 2015

      oled display have a lot of issues (decoloration yellow stains etc.) Thiness is just pure form over functionality

      • Guaire
        August 29, 2015

        Do you mean burn-ins with decoloration? It was old generation OLEDs.

        I heard several LCDs suffers yellow stains. If some OLEDs suffers too it isn’t an OLED special issue.

        OLEDs has better power consumption, better color reproduction and its thinnes isn’t just a form factor, it means you can fit a larger battery in same volume.

        • Dante
          August 29, 2015

          my mistake – i was talking about active matrix oled

  7. Muhammad Yasir
    August 29, 2015

    beautiful … but that price tho…

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      You get what you pay for. There is a reason Xiaomi’s cost more than something from say Elephone. You pay for high quality materials, great customer support and weekly updates. Sometimes its worth it to pay a little more.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 30, 2015

        ok .. i get it , all the chinese people and people in places where xiaomi exists , get the customer support and after sales and replacements and warranty and what not !

        BUT , what about places where there’s no xiaomi and people have to import stuff…
        how does after sales work there??

        • balcobomber25
          August 30, 2015

          You still get weekly updates. When I had a Mi4, Mi3 and Hongmi they all got an update just about every Friday. I only have one hardware issue ever with a Xiaomi, it was my Mi3 and I sent it to the Singapore repair facility and had it back in 2 weeks. I have never heard of them rejecting somebody who has a genuine Xiaomi product even if it was bought from another country. Sometimes they might charge you but they will always offer to fix it.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            August 30, 2015

            but what about me ? Im in Pakistan and the Only FB page they have relevant to my country , either stays dormant or replies that “work under progress” :/

            will i get any after sales hardware support ?

            • balcobomber25
              August 30, 2015

              I can;t guarantee you anything but when I have an issue with my Xiaomi phones (and hardware issues are very few with Xiaomi), I just email their main customer service. I was in the United States and had a problem with the screen on my Mi3. I emailed them described the issue, gave them a few numbers they requested off the phone and they told me to ship it to their Singapore facility. I had to pay for postage there and back but they covered the cost of repairs.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              August 30, 2015

              i see…
              well , i can see how this goes …

              I believe you must have , even if rather faintly , heard of Cheezmall . com ,

              it sets up shop mid september here and promises to offer most of the popular and not so popular Chinese phone brands here along with AFTER-SALES services included !

            • balcobomber25
              August 30, 2015

              Never heard of them lol

            • Muhammad Yasir
              August 30, 2015

              ali baba ?

            • balcobomber25
              August 30, 2015

              Ahh they part of that group?

            • Muhammad Yasir
              August 31, 2015

              kind of …
              how does that bode ?

            • balcobomber25
              August 31, 2015

              I have literally no experience with them. I used Aliexpress once.

  8. Ricardo A.
    August 29, 2015

    Don’t see the point

    • The Bastard Christ
      August 29, 2015

      Need to hype the next flagship with new stupid features that you don’t need.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      It’s aesthetics more than anything. Some people love the look of it and judging by the sales of the S6 Edge it’s a design we are going to see a lot more of in this industry.

  9. mf1gt3r
    August 29, 2015

    If people liked the note edge and s6 edge. Then people will like this.

  10. David Košič
    August 29, 2015

    Lol sorry to say this to all xiaomi fans but this company hasn’t had a original idea in the last 4 years. And new companies like oneplus are making their phones easily available in the west with warranty and play services onboard.

    • Guaire
      August 29, 2015

      They don’t need original ideas, they have to keep releasing phones with best value for money like Redmi Note 2. That’s their strong suit.

      Maybe OnePlus isn’t a good example, but you are right about one thing, their expansion is going on frustratingly slow.

    • Dante
      August 29, 2015

      xiaomi actually makes still a lot of great things and revolutionary ideas you just dont follow its chinese counterpart 🙁

    • Danny H.
      August 29, 2015

      The most revolutionary thing that xiaomi has done over the years is not a particular product but the way they bypass all the middlemen and sell directly to the end users. By that they bring the best value to customers and force other big players to keep improving relentlessly. This system has later been copied by almost everybody else. Thanks to xiaomi, now we have flagship phones for entry-level prices.

    • Natsumi
      August 29, 2015

      oneplus is very, very expensive.

    • The Bastard Christ
      August 30, 2015

      doesn’t really matter as long as they pump out flagship spec’d devices at a fraction of the price. people will buy it.

    • Danny H.
      August 30, 2015

      You are comparing an apple to an orange! Please kindly show me an online store that can control every phases of the process from designing, manufacturing to direct selling. Besides, xiaomi is also the pioneer in using social media to effectively market their products and transfer that massive save to end-users. If that ain’t revolutionary, I don’t know what is.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      As a Xiaomi fan I honestly don’t spend more than 2 seconds worrying about them having original ideas. They release amazing phones for the price and they give me weekly software updates.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      Which Flagships? Compared to Chinese flagships with the same specs they are the same price.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      Online stores sell a product that is designed, marketed and produced by another company. Xiaomi does everything themselves, their entire growth has been through social media and the internet. 6 years ago there was no Xiaomi, today they are one of the biggest companies in China. If that isn’t revolutionary and original, I don’t know what is.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      I never had any issues with Xiaomi honoring my warranty on my Mi3 when I lived in the states. I only had one real problem with it and they had me send it back to Singapore. They didn’t seem to care that i lived in a country with no official support as long as it was a genuine Xiaomi (which they confirmed firsthand). Had the same with Meizu just recently with my MX5, didn’t end up needing to send it back but they offered.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      If its so easy to grow by doing that how come all these other Chinese companies havent reached the level of Xiaomi? The way you make it seem Xiaomi has done nothing for their own success. So why does’t every Chinese company have sales to match them?

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      You do realize all of these companies copy from each other? You think Apple is 100% original? A lot of their designs were ripped off from other companies including several Chinese companies. But show me another company that has a phone that looks like the Redmi, Mi3 or Redmi Note. Those 3 phones were the biggest factors in Xiaomi’s growth. Show me a company offering everything the Redmi Note 2 does for that price.

    • Natsumi
      August 30, 2015

      Still expensive. It seems you have plenty of money to spend.

    • Bailey
      August 30, 2015

      one plus phone are not easily available unless you want to pay through the nose to get it. The invitation list is a pain. I know of 3 places i could buy the full range of Xiaomi phones from and have it in by hand in about 3 days without import duty

  11. Etienne Veenstra
    August 29, 2015

    yeah onreplus with their stupid invite system so easy lol

  12. Rob
    August 29, 2015

    Whether or not this is useful depends what they have planned for the ROM, the S6 display is purely for show as it doesn’t actually do anything. If they can make it a feature then this may tempt people as a cheaper alternative to the Samsung version.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      If they can make it like the Note 4 and have the edge actually have a function it’s not a bad idea. If its just for show its a waste.

  13. CoinPhone
    August 29, 2015

    I am not sure if it is wise to pay a high price for a phone with curve edges… I mean what do they do? Isn’t it better to have a flat or concave screen? Just imagine if TVs are made like this. Who would actually buy…?

    • Somedude
      August 29, 2015

      Tvs used to be curved then they went flat, I sure don’t want to go back to curved displays thanks

      • Veselin
        August 29, 2015

        But they make curved TV’s now too. Not in the edges, but like all. Probably you know it that, right.?. 🙂

        • CoinPhone
          August 30, 2015

          Yes. But in a “concave” design, which is right for large displays. However, I don’t think it is wise to use it on a 5.5 inch display. It will be as ridiculous as the edge design.

      • CoinPhone
        August 30, 2015

        Exactly. That was the CRT era. I sure don’t want to see a come back too. A convex display is a step backward. And the edge display design on a phone like the Samsung S6 Edge is only useful if you rest your phone high, like may be the eyes level.

  14. Guaire
    August 29, 2015

    I doubt that LCD panels could handle such a curves like Samsung’s Edge. Sure display of LG G4 has a curve, but it’s a very very slight one.

    They only need a curved glass from Corning or any other glass manufacturer and a flexible OLED display from Samsung or LG.

    Regardless of that it’s a good time to switching OLED from LCD. OLEDs have thinner profiles which better fits today’s slim phones trend.

    2K resolution is completely unnecessary for a 5.2 incher. Asking 2500 yuan for a SD808 device would means slow sales on mid term IMO.

    • Guest
      August 29, 2015

      im with you … you advocate cheap prices really well !~

    • Dante
      August 29, 2015

      oled display have a lot of issues (decoloration yellow stains etc.) Thiness is just pure form over functionality

    • Guaire
      August 29, 2015

      Do you mean burn-ins with decoloration? It was old generation OLEDs.

      I heard several LCDs suffers yellow stains. If some OLEDs suffers too it isn’t an OLED special issue.

      OLEDs has better power consumption, better color reproduction and its thinnes isn’t just a form factor, it means you can fit a larger battery in same volume.

    • Dante
      August 29, 2015

      my mistake – i was talking about active matrix oled

  15. Guest
    August 29, 2015

    beautiful … but that price tho…

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      You get what you pay for. There is a reason Xiaomi’s cost more than something from say Elephone. You pay for high quality materials, great customer support and weekly updates. Sometimes its worth it to pay a little more.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2015

      ok .. i get it , all the chinese people and people in places where xiaomi exists , get the customer support and after sales and replacements and warranty and what not !

      BUT , what about places where there’s no xiaomi and people have to import stuff…
      how does after sales work there??

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      You still get weekly updates. When I had a Mi4, Mi3 and Hongmi they all got an update just about every Friday. I only have one hardware issue ever with a Xiaomi, it was my Mi3 and I sent it to the Singapore repair facility and had it back in 2 weeks. I have never heard of them rejecting somebody who has a genuine Xiaomi product even if it was bought from another country. Sometimes they might charge you but they will always offer to fix it.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2015

      but what about me ? Im in Pakistan and the Only FB page they have relevant to my country , either stays dormant or replies that “work under progress” :/

      will i get any after sales hardware support ?

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      I can;t guarantee you anything but when I have an issue with my Xiaomi phones (and hardware issues are very few with Xiaomi), I just email their main customer service. I was in the United States and had a problem with the screen on my Mi3. I emailed them described the issue, gave them a few numbers they requested off the phone and they told me to ship it to their Singapore facility. I had to pay for postage there and back but they covered the cost of repairs.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2015

      i see…
      well , i can see how this goes …

      I believe you must have , even if rather faintly , heard of Cheezmall . com ,

      it sets up shop mid september here and promises to offer most of the popular and not so popular Chinese phone brands here along with AFTER-SALES services included !

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      Never heard of them lol

    • Guest
      August 30, 2015

      ali baba ?

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      Ahh they part of that group?

    • Guest
      August 31, 2015

      kind of …
      how does that bode ?

    • balcobomber25
      August 31, 2015

      I have literally no experience with them. I used Aliexpress once.

  16. Guest
    August 29, 2015

    I am not sure if it is wise to pay a high price for a phone with curve edges… I mean what do they do? Isn’t it better to have a flat or concave screen? Just imagine if TVs are made like this. Who would actually buy…?

    • Somedude
      August 29, 2015

      Tvs used to be curved then they went flat, I sure don’t want to go back to curved displays thanks

    • Guest
      August 29, 2015

      But they make curved TV’s now too. Not in the edges, but like all. Probably you know it that, right.?. 🙂

    • Guest
      August 30, 2015

      Exactly. That was the CRT era. I sure don’t want to see a come back too. A convex display is a step backward. And the edge display design on a phone like the Samsung S6 Edge is only useful if you rest your phone high, like may be the eyes level.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2015

      Yes. But in a “concave” design, which is right for large displays. However, I don’t think it is wise to use it on a 5.5 inch display. It will be as ridiculous as the edge design.

  17. Thang Cheong Pin
    August 29, 2015

    Diverting from China Apple to China Samsung. Good things is that Xiaomi can do what the big manufacturers can do.

  18. BotondKisKovacs
    August 29, 2015

    If they release this monstrosity they lost me. I liked Xiaomi for their simple clean design as much as for their great prices on good hardware but this thing has no place in the Xiaomi line of products. It was an abomination when done by Samsung and it will be one done by anyone else. It has no use, no advantage, no aesthetic, it’s a gimmick that attracts a limited clientele.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      On the Galaxy Note 4 Edge it has advantages, the entire curved edge is used for notifications and other convenient features. I am not fan of the design but I wouldn’t abandon a company because they had one design I didn’t like. If this was going to be the design language for all their new phones you would have point, but if it’s just a one off does it really affect you that much?

      • BotondKisKovacs
        August 31, 2015

        I don’t mean that I wouldn’t buy their other products, they just lose my respect. I love the simplicity of most of their products. It’s a design style that I personally like very much and in my eyes they would be losing something if they were going in this direction.

    • Bailey
      August 30, 2015

      I loved my S6 edge and it made Samsung stand out it the sea of slabs it worked great with the slide out menus that are in stock android.

      • BotondKisKovacs
        August 31, 2015

        I’m glad it works for you, pretty much anything works for somebody but I am incompatible with this design. I personally consider the Samsung edge devices the ugliest current gadgets. It’s just the looks that bother me, I know the hardware is awesome. My opinion is that the last good looking Samsung device in it’s time was the S2. I prefer plainer looking devices that don’t attract attention.

  19. Thang Cheong Pin
    August 30, 2015

    Diverting from China Apple to China Samsung. Good things is that Xiaomi can do what the big manufacturers can do.

  20. BotondKisKovacs
    August 30, 2015

    If they release this monstrosity they lost me. I liked Xiaomi for their simple clean design as much as for their great prices on good hardware but this thing has no place in the Xiaomi line of products. It was an abomination when done by Samsung and it will be one done by anyone else. It has no use, no advantage, no aesthetic, it’s a gimmick that attracts a limited clientele.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      On the Galaxy Note 4 Edge it has advantages, the entire curved edge is used for notifications and other convenient features. I am not fan of the design but I wouldn’t abandon a company because they had one design I didn’t like. If this was going to be the design language for all their new phones you would have point, but if it’s just a one off does it really affect you that much?

    • Bailey
      August 30, 2015

      I loved my S6 edge and it made Samsung stand out it the sea of slabs it worked great with the slide out menus that are in stock android.

    • BotondKisKovacs
      August 31, 2015

      I don’t mean that I wouldn’t buy their other products, they just lose my respect. I love the simplicity of most of their products. It’s a design style that I personally like very much and in my eyes they would be losing something if they were going in this direction.

    • BotondKisKovacs
      August 31, 2015

      I’m glad it works for you, pretty much anything works for somebody but I am incompatible with this design. I personally consider the Samsung edge devices the ugliest current gadgets. It’s just the looks that bother me, I know the hardware is awesome. My opinion is that the last good looking Samsung device in it’s time was the S2. I prefer plainer looking devices that don’t attract attention.

  21. AdM
    August 30, 2015

    I call it FAKE!

  22. Steven Fox
    August 30, 2015

    Looks about right, but the Snapdragon 808 is a lower class chip than the S810 and S805, but still better than Helio X10 and Kirin 935 in my book.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      The 808 would be a step below the X10. If there were a hierarchy (and no throttling issues) the order would be 808, 935, X10, 805, 810. But in real world performance most people will never notice a difference between any of them, except when it comes to the GPU. The Adreno’s have a clear advantage there. In terms of overall processing though they are all more than powerful enough for whatever you throw at it.

  23. AdM
    August 30, 2015

    I call it FAKE!

  24. Steven Fox
    August 30, 2015

    Looks about right, but the Snapdragon 808 is a lower class chip than the S810 and S805, but still better than Helio X10 and Kirin 935 in my book.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      The 808 would be a step below the X10. If there were a hierarchy (and no throttling issues) the order would be 808, 935, X10, 805, 810. But in real world performance most people will never notice a difference between any of them, except when it comes to the GPU. The Adreno’s have a clear advantage there. In terms of overall processing though they are all more than powerful enough for whatever you throw at it.

  25. Joel Adames
    February 26, 2016

    ended up beings blackberry double edge screen design

  26. Joel Adames
    February 26, 2016

    ended up beings blackberry double edge screen design