Xiaomi could be planning to increase the Xiaomi Mi5 launch price to 2499 Yuan


One of the most exciting features of Xiaomi’s flagship phones is that they always remain at the same 1999 Yuan price tag regardless of updates, but this could all change with the Xiaomi Mi5.

Earlier this year Xiaomi released the Xiaomi Mi Note at a higher than expected price. It was a shock move for many, but in fact made perfect sense. Not only was the Mi Note the most expensive Xiaomi to launch, but it also featured the best design and build of any Xiaomi phone, the brand wanted to go up market.

This change hasn’t only been one for Xiaomi, OnePlus have followed, as have Meizu, and Huawei who all have higher priced phones with better build and design. Its a growing trend and it looks like it will continue.

News today says that Xiaomi are thinking of increasing the price of the Xiaomi Mi5 from 1999 Yuan to 2499 Yuan in an effort enhance the brand image of high-end Xiaomi phones.

On other details it is believed that the Xiaomi Mi5, and other Chinese Snapdragon 820 phones won’t go on sale until April of 2016, however this does not mean we won’t see the phone announced until then with some sources saying a February launch is possible.

With a higher price tag and a longer than expected wait, do you think Xiaomi’s new strategy could work? Are you waiting to get your hands on the Xiaomi Mi5?

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17 Comments

  1. Airyl
    December 17, 2015

    Pls no.

  2. Angry Mobile Nerd
    December 17, 2015

    I saw this coming as it would be pretty hard to sell a snapdragon 820 phone for 1999 so in a previous post I predicted 2699. Actually I have this crazy gut feeling they will launch a lower end mi5 with snapdragon 810 for 1999 and then the 820 mi5 pro or plus for 2699 but 2499 also makes sense.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      December 17, 2015

      eventually there WILL be 820 phones in q2 2016 for lesser than 2000 yuan …

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        December 17, 2015

        Nope, but you can call me out in q2 if I’m wrong.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          December 17, 2015

          k den

      • balcobomber25
        December 18, 2015

        Less than 2000 I doubt it, but right around 2000 there will be. Every year with the launch of the newest Qualcomm chip people make these claims. I have been hearing this same argument since 2011.

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      Mi5 will have an 820 and be priced at 1999 yuan. They might have a pro or plus model for 2499 with more RAM/ROM but the base flagship model will be 1999.

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    December 17, 2015

    y u do dis

  4. Tajwar
    December 17, 2015

    I don’t care anymore, just release it already be it at a higher price.

  5. MrRoboto
    December 17, 2015

    I will wait for the Mi5…with the 820 Dragon
    Luckily, I did NOT Pre-order this : http://cur.lv/s8ue1
    saved me from a bad choice…

  6. MaxPower
    December 17, 2015

    i wouldn’t mind if it’s going to be crazy good like they said and it comes at least with 32GB.

    if they price a 16GB for 2499 CNY just because of SD820 then i would say no MI5 for me.

  7. Guaire
    December 17, 2015

    If they are smart enough, they won’t try higher prices again.

  8. Dante
    December 17, 2015

    whatever , hope the specs will deliver…

  9. Tony Lee
    December 18, 2015

    maybe it’s because the 820 chipset very hard to get

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      It is no harder to get than the 810, 801, 800 S4Pro or any other previous “flagship” SoC from Qualcomm.

  10. balcobomber25
    December 18, 2015

    Xiaomi has never diverted from the prices of their product lines, why would they start now? Every Mi(#) model has been priced at 1999 yuan. Every year around launch time we get one of these articles. The Mi Note was a brand new product line with no prior pricing history. Comparing them is futile.

    • neerav
      December 22, 2015

      Maybe Mi5 will come with 16/64 Gb Storage …
      1990 – For 16Gb
      2499 – For 64 Gb