Xiaomi Mi5 will launch in February with Snapdragon 820


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With LeTV officially launching their Snapdragon 820 phone, it comes as no surprise that Xiaomi have been making noises about the Xiaomi Mi5 and when we can expect to see it.

Co founder of Xiaomi (Li Wanquang) took to Weibo today with a short, sweet and very exciting post today. Though the Xiaomi boss didn’t go in to full details he has confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi5 will be available after the Chinese New Year (February) and that it will ship with Qualcomm’s latest processor.

Along with confirming that the Snapdragon 820 will be inside the Xiaomi Mi5, Xiaomi have also confirmed that the phone is already in mass production and that they aim to make enough product to meet the expected high demand.

Xiaomi Mi5 specifications

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With a launch only a month or so away we already have a ton of leaks and purported details for the latest flagship Xiaomi.

From all the information around the web, the Xiaomi Mi5 looks set to appear wth a 5.2-inch display, 4GB RAM (at least), 32-64GB memory, 16 mega-pixel rear camera, fingerprint scanner, and large 3600mAh battery.

We also expect the Xiaomi Mi5 will use some sort of side gesture control just as the Xiaomi Mi4C has and that the body will be alloy.

Is there anything you hope to see inside the 2016 flagship Xiaomi?

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64 Comments

  1. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    January 6, 2016

    SD card support?

    • balcobomber25
      January 6, 2016

      “For high performance devices, we are fundamentally against an SD card slot.” “It is a trend: SD cards will disappear,” Barra added. “You should basically not expect SD card slots in any of our flagships.” – Hugo Barra, May 2015.

      I wouldn’t expect it but you never know. Xiaomi has been making a huge push towards the cloud, with millions invested in it.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 6, 2016

        what’s so terrible about SD cards that they are ditching it altogether ?

        • balcobomber25
          January 6, 2016

          Hugo goes into a tangent about problems with SD cards but I don’t buy most of it. I think it’s because of how much they invest in the cloud. SD Card is a competitor

          • Levi Smith
            January 6, 2016

            Yes, and they can charge exponentially more if they produce a model with more storage options like 32/64/128 GB, than what a simple SD card would cost.

            • balcobomber25
              January 6, 2016

              They charge that much for phones with SD cards. The inclusion/exclusion has very little to do with the overall cost of the phone.

          • Mesterio
            January 6, 2016

            Google were dead against it too but I think it might change. Cyanogenmod didn’t buy into the SD card argument. Apparently it slows things down as well as other complications.

        • highwind
          January 8, 2016

          SD card readers take about 3-4 times the space of a same capacity memory cell directly connected to the board

          Therefore SD card readers dont match the current trend of having high screen to rest-of-device ratios with unibody designs

          Same goes for removable batteries

          • Muhammad Yasir
            January 8, 2016

            i see …
            so in a nutshell, REMOVING SD card slots AND removable batteries as options ALLOWS for Bezeless phones ?!

            • highwind
              January 8, 2016

              Well “bezeless” is a term I personally would never use (because technically you cannot have no bezels on a cuboid) but atleast it allows for “modern” or “futuristic” looking smartphones, yes

  2. balcobomber25
    January 6, 2016

    I said a few months ago it would launch in either February or June based on typical Xiaomi release schedules. The specs are going to be pretty much flagship level standards so my one request is a small one: a color other than white at launch. I am so sick of white phones from Xiaomi with a 6 month wait for the black version.

  3. WOOHer
    January 6, 2016

    Double tap, double speakers and SD slot!

  4. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    January 6, 2016

    SD card support?

    • balcobomber25
      January 6, 2016

      “For high performance devices, we are fundamentally against an SD card slot.” “It is a trend: SD cards will disappear,” Barra added. “You should basically not expect SD card slots in any of our flagships.” – Hugo Barra, May 2015.

      I wouldn’t expect it but you never know. Xiaomi has been making a huge push towards the cloud, with millions invested in it.

    • Guest
      January 6, 2016

      what’s so terrible about SD cards that they are ditching it altogether ?

    • balcobomber25
      January 6, 2016

      Hugo goes into a tangent about problems with SD cards but I don’t buy most of it. I think it’s because of how much they invest in the cloud. SD Card is a competitor

    • DarthBatman
      January 6, 2016

      Yes, and they can charge exponentially more if they produce a model with more storage options like 32/64/128 GB, than what a simple SD card would cost.

    • balcobomber25
      January 6, 2016

      They charge that much for phones with SD cards. The inclusion/exclusion has very little to do with the overall cost of the phone.

    • Mesterio
      January 6, 2016

      Google were dead against it too but I think it might change. Cyanogenmod didn’t buy into the SD card argument. Apparently it slows things down as well as other complications.

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      January 8, 2016

      SD card readers take about 3-4 times the space of a same capacity memory cell directly connected to the board

      Therefore SD card readers dont match the current trend of having high screen to rest-of-device ratios with unibody designs

      Same goes for removable batteries

    • Guest
      January 8, 2016

      i see …
      so in a nutshell, REMOVING SD card slots AND removable batteries as options ALLOWS for Bezeless phones ?!

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      January 8, 2016

      Well “bezeless” is a term I personally would never use (because technically you cannot have no bezels on a cuboid) but atleast it allows for “modern” or “futuristic” looking smartphones, yes

  5. balcobomber25
    January 6, 2016

    I said a few months ago it would launch in either February or June based on typical Xiaomi release schedules. The specs are going to be pretty much flagship level standards so my one request is a small one: a color other than white at launch. I am so sick of white phones from Xiaomi with a 6 month wait for the black version.

  6. WOOHer
    January 6, 2016

    Double tap, double speakers and SD slot!

  7. Simon
    January 6, 2016

    Hopefully it will follow the colour scheme of the Nexus 6P including the new Matt Gold version.

    • balcobomber25
      January 6, 2016

      Nexus 6p was made by Huawei so I doubt we will see the same color schemes.

      • Simon
        January 7, 2016

        Those are the finishes I would liker to see and maybe some bamboo finishes like OnePlus.

        I heard rumours that there maybe a SnapDragon 820 variant of the Nexus 6P introduced in 2016, could very well materialise I guess.

        • balcobomber25
          January 7, 2016

          I would be surprised if there was. Nexus phones typically don’t see midlife upgrades, but anything could happen.

  8. sandertrots
    January 6, 2016

    a BIGGER battery

    • balcobomber25
      January 6, 2016

      Will probably be between around 3500 based on past Xiaomi products.

  9. Angry Mobile Nerd
    January 6, 2016

    If it’s really going to look like the white render above then I’m already bored. Maybe they should make a little see-thru window on the back so you can actually *see* the Snapdragon 820 cpu since that seems to be all it’s got going for it.

    • balcobomber25
      January 6, 2016

      I find it funny that the two renders above look completely different. Wonder which one will be closer to the real thing.

      • Joel Adames
        January 7, 2016

        I find the july-2015 iPhone concept render more appealing to MY, MY, MY taste, withe big wide and rounded oval fingerprint reader and metal wraparound border all around the device.
        The white render below is mehhh. Not an eye catcher.

  10. Guest
    January 6, 2016

    Hopefully it will follow the colour scheme of the Nexus 6P including the new Matt Gold version.

    • balcobomber25
      January 7, 2016

      Nexus 6p was made by Huawei so I doubt we will see the same color schemes.

    • Guest
      January 7, 2016

      Those are the finishes I would liker to see and maybe some bamboo finishes like OnePlus.

      I heard rumours that there maybe a SnapDragon 820 variant of the Nexus 6P introduced in 2016, could very well materialise I guess.

    • balcobomber25
      January 7, 2016

      I would be surprised if there was. Nexus phones typically don’t see midlife upgrades, but anything could happen.

  11. sandertrots
    January 7, 2016

    a BIGGER battery

    • balcobomber25
      January 7, 2016

      Will probably be between around 3500 based on past Xiaomi products.

  12. Rob
    January 7, 2016

    What I had hoped to see was that it supported LTE 800Mhz too. But is doesn’t.

    • Joel Adames
      January 7, 2016

      I don’t think frequencies should be worry at this point, YET, Rob. They might want to go fully global at the very end.

      • Rob
        January 8, 2016

        If they do, then this phone will be definitly on my wishlist.

  13. Angry Mobile Nerd
    January 7, 2016

    If it’s really going to look like the white render above then I’m already bored. Maybe they should make a little see-thru window on the back so you can actually *see* the Snapdragon 820 cpu since that seems to be all it’s got going for it.

    • balcobomber25
      January 7, 2016

      I find it funny that the two renders above look completely different. Wonder which one will be closer to the real thing.

    • Joel Adames
      January 7, 2016

      I find the july-2015 iPhone concept render more appealing to MY, MY, MY taste, withe big wide and rounded oval fingerprint reader and metal wraparound border all around the device.
      The white render below is mehhh. Not an eye catcher.

  14. trapchan
    January 7, 2016

    the home button looked out of places. too thin for that huge bezel. It might looked good if the bottom bezel is as thin as LG G2.

    Please learn from Apple / Meizu, they got the balance right.

  15. Rob
    January 7, 2016

    What I had hoped to see was that it supported LTE 800Mhz too. But is doesn’t.

    • Joel Adames
      January 7, 2016

      I don’t think frequencies should be worry at this point, YET, Rob. They might want to go fully global at the very end.

    • Rob
      January 8, 2016

      If they do, then this phone will be definitly on my wishlist.

  16. trapchan
    January 7, 2016

    the home button looked out of places. too thin for that huge bezel. It might looked good if the bottom bezel is as thin as LG G2.

    Please learn from Apple / Meizu, they got the balance right.

  17. Kemauil
    January 8, 2016

    Those morons at Xiaomi cannot even properly supply their mi pad 2 in China so don’t expect the mi5 to be available for purchase in february. So sick of this company!

    • Chico Migraña
      January 8, 2016

      There’s more companys to try

  18. Guest
    January 8, 2016

    Those morons at Xiaomi cannot even properly supply their mi pad 2 in China so don’t expect the mi5 to be available for purchase in february. So sick of this company!

    • Ricardo A.
      January 9, 2016

      There’s more companys to try

  19. highwind
    January 8, 2016

    Overheating inc!

  20. provokanter Tabellenführer
    January 8, 2016

    Overheating inc!