Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks with a couple important bits


As people get their wallets ready to spend whatever they can on gifts and gadgets, Chinese OEMs are doing their best to ensure their next big thing comes out right in time this season.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has already seen a couple of delays, but there might still be a silver lining for Xiaomi w.r.t the phone.

The Mi 5 will reportedly be the first Snapdragon 820 phone to launch in the world; now, a couple other phone makers have made the same claim (Letv being one), but word about the Mi 5 being the first comes not from Xiaomi, but a noted Chinese analyst.

Another leak that has to do with this very phone is an alleged leak that depicts thin bezels. Now, it isn’t really going to be a surprise to have a 2016 phone with slim bezels, but getting a glimpse of that in 2015 doesn’t hurt. So have at it below:

Xiaomi-Mi-5s-leaked-display_1

While there’s still no official confirmation on whether the Mi 5 will have the Snapdragon 820, there is some insight on what the phone will offer otherwise. This includes a smallish footprint (with a 5.2-inch display, most likely), 3/4GB RAM, laser auto focus rear camera (16-21 mega-pixel), and a battery of around 3500mAh in capacity and non-removable in nature.

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17 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    December 7, 2015

    It wouldn;t surprise me if they are the first to launch given their relationship with Qualcomm.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      December 7, 2015

      lol… love birds ?

      • balcobomber25
        December 7, 2015

        More like their biggest customer and Qualcomm is an investor in them.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          December 7, 2015

          oohh …

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      December 8, 2015

      and yet despite this relationship they were still very late to ship their 810-based Mi Note Pro.

      • MaxPower
        December 8, 2015

        They launched the MI Note Pro the day after Qualcomm announced the SD810 (that was Jan or Feb of i remember correctly)
        They started shipping the Note Pro about 3/4 months later (May-if i still remember correctly).

        Meanwhile other brands like LG and HTC were shipping their SD810 phones.

        Though the reason of that delay was due to the problems with the SD810.
        In fact the Note Pro had been the first phone shipping with the newest revision (2.1) of the SD810.

        • Angry Mobile Nerd
          December 8, 2015

          Yes I can agree with most of what you said (although I really don’t care when a phone “launches” but more importantly when it actually starts to ship) my main point is Qualcomm is just an investor as any significance/benefit of any “relationship” has yet to be seen as Qualcomm hasn’t really given them any preferential treatment or exclusives (not to mention Xiaomi still uses a lot of competitors SoC’s in it’s phones).

          It’s also interesting that Qualcomm couldn’t otherwise convince or sell Xiaomi on the idea to use the 810 (whatever version of it) in another phone other than the Note Pro.

          • MaxPower
            December 8, 2015

            what about the MI4i?

            • Angry Mobile Nerd
              December 9, 2015

              What about the mi4i? It wasn’t the first Snapdragon 615 phone, either.

            • MaxPower
              December 9, 2015

              they basically used Xiaomi to drive the sales of that wrong SoC

          • Guaire
            December 8, 2015

            Though I agree that when it started to shipping matters much more than when it announced, as long as it among the first adopters, being very first is not that important IMO.

      • balcobomber25
        December 8, 2015

        Everything is based on timing, they didn’t have a phone ready during most of Qualcomm’s releases.

  2. PaulBV
    December 7, 2015

    Please please support the LTE band20 800 MHz 🙂 And maybe…perhaps Dual SIM ? 🙂

    • Rob
      December 8, 2015

      … and a dedicated SD card slot.

  3. Xalis
    December 7, 2015

    It’s going to be expensive, most people would get the Redmi 3 instead of this, now days $130-$200 gets you way more than what you usually need, getting a flagship is not needed now days for 99.9% of the market, but I guess this will be a nice luxury item so it will sell one or two million units in his life span.

    • Guaire
      December 8, 2015

      1-2 millions of units is a joke for Xiaomi’s goals. Mi3 and Mi4 both easily exceeded 10 millions of units.

      You have a point though, this year price of their flagship was high for Xiaomi. No suprise they have missed their target. But at the second half all 3 handsets they have released have great value for the price so fingers crossed for the Mi5.

  4. Noraino
    December 8, 2015

    Dont worry it have 2 sim slots but it doesnt have a slot for msd card.
    Also for “this” price it probably will get a DAC and amplifier
    But the fact that mi5 will get ~3.5k mah is kinda sad