Xiaomi Mi5 specifications ‘leaked’ again, how about your educated guesses?


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More guesses at the Xiaomi Mi5 specs are posted by a Weibo tipster, but we want to hear your ideas and thoughts.

From previous experience reading leaks and tips from Weibo user @leaksfly, we have a feeling that the guy behind the account has very little in the way of insider knowledge and is just posting his educated guesses online, and why not.

Today, specifications for the Xiaomi Mi5 were posted on the account but there is nothing shared to prove where the details came from, and the hardware list reads like any well-educated guess might.

This time around I actually agree with much of what @leaksfly has guessed at. His specs for the Xiaomi Mi5 now include a 5.2-inch 1080 display rather than a 2K model, 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 820 chipset, 16 mega-pixel rear camera and 8 mega-pixel front. It all sounds very plausible but I feel that Xiaomi will either stick to a 13 mega-pixel main camera with laser focus or upgrade to 21 mega-pixel to be level pegging with Meizu and Huawei.

The Tweet also mentions internal memory of between 16-32GB (surely a 64GB model too?), HIFI audio and Android 5.1.1.

xiaomi mi5

As you can see, the specification are nothing out of the ordinary and anyone with a good knowledge of Chinese phone tech could have a crack at guessing the hardware of the Mi5 and get it fairly accurate, so let’s hear your thoughts.

Do you agree with @leaksfly? Will the Xiaomi Mi5 have a 5.2-inch display or larger? Will the resolution be FHD or WQHD? Will there be a fingerprint scanner on the Xiaomi Mi5? Will we see a price increase? Let us know your thoughts.

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12 Comments

  1. Lars
    September 28, 2015

    Off topic but your product page of the Xiaomi Mi4c 3GB/32GB mentions 2GB of RAM in all its descriptions/specifications except for the title. Not sure if there actually exists a 2GB/32GB version but it’s very confusing so you might wanna fix that.

  2. Squizzy911
    September 28, 2015

    snapdragon 820 for real? i think the first devices will be released in 3 month or so

  3. malacoda
    September 28, 2015

    A Mi5 above 5.2 inches makes no sense, since Xiaomi has already introduced its line of premium phablets, the Mi Note.

    And I REALLY hope this guy is correct, QHD is nothing but a needless burden for the processor.

    I’m absolutely thrilled at the thought of a 5.2 inches, FHD, Snapdragon 820, 4 GB RAM Mi5!

    A fingerprint scanner will be fine, but I prefer more practical things also, like Dual SIM and a memory card slot.

    • Chrisanthos Nonis
      September 28, 2015

      Dual sim, could be replace with an onboard programmable sim. Memory card slots are bad for the speed and stability of the phone, better not.
      I Agree with you about the size of the screen, note series is good enough, mi 5 shall have same screen size with mi4.

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      September 30, 2015

      3GB with X10 is also fine,please provide great camera..thats where they intentionally screwed the note 2.

  4. Simon
    September 28, 2015

    We won’t be seeing this until at least February 2016 i’m sure.

  5. Burs
    September 28, 2015

    If it really comes out this year like some are saying, my “educated” guess is it will have Helio X20.

    • Vlada
      September 29, 2015

      There will be no Helio X20 phone released this year is my guess.

  6. alan4195
    September 28, 2015

    If those are the specs, my brand new Note 4 gets sold as soon the Mi5 is available from resellers.

  7. MaxPower
    September 28, 2015

    my guess would be:

    SD820 (if they were going for the SD810 then the MI5 would have been out already)

    5.2″ (the market says that 5″ is getting too tight for a flagship)

    FHD (they have shown in the past they care on saving battery)

    3050 mha (as usual)

    fingerprint scanner (back)

    13/5 camera (as usual)

    IR blaster (as usual)

    16/64GB storage (as usual)

    White color (really???)

    Price starts from 1999 CNY (as usual)

    announched in November, start shipping late January (kinda like they did with the Note Pro)

  8. A.R. Kolleman
    September 29, 2015

    Finally a company that understands that a “FLAGSHIP” doesn’t need a 5.5 inch or larger 😀 😀 😀