Xiaomi Mi5 believed to go on sale on the 22nd Feb for over 2000 Yuan


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Belived to already be in mass production and heading for launch on the 5th February, the Xiaomi Mi5 could go on sale during the Chinese New Year on the 22nd Feb.

It has been quite normal in the past for Xiaomi to announce their flagship phone then wait a few weeks before they actually put it on sale, and the Mi5 seems to be no different. Although many insiders believe the Mi5 will be launched on the 5th Feb, it won’t be until the 22nd that customers in China will be able to purchase the flagship phone.

Xiaomi Mi5 launch date

xiaomi mi5 launch date rumour

Apparently Xiaomi have chosen Feb 22nd at 14:22 to begin online sales (so all the 2’s) which is slap bang in the middle of the Chinese holidays.

For international buyers this is going to be a problem. As resellers have to buy stock of Xiaomi phones either online via Xiaomi’s website, or through scalpers and all companies will be on vacation during the sales. We probably won’t see availability until mid March.

Xiaomi Mi5 Pricing

So what about the price? Xiaomi’s flagships generally launch for 1999 Yuan, but this year we could see a price hike on the Xioami Mi5. With the phone boasting a Snapdragon 820, 2K display and 4GB RAM, Chinese media are speculating the Mi5 could cost nearer 2499 Yuan.

While a 500 yuan increase is quite substantial it would still make the Xiaomi Mi5 the most affordable Snapdragon 820 phone on the market. The Le Max Pro with Snapdragon 820 for example will be 3500 Yuan.

With a long wait ahead and a possible higher price tag, are you likely to buy the Xioami Mi5 once it launches?

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31 Comments

  1. Bourbon
    January 14, 2016

    I like xiaomi, but i hope their mobile phones have sd card slot .

    • Adam Irvine
      January 14, 2016

      I very much doubt the Mi5 will have expandable storage… They want you to pay more for the higher storage option… My problem with this is the higher storage option tends to be cr@p

      Xiaomi and Letv recently seem to think 32gb is adequate for some strange and bizarre reason…

      • Karly Johnston
        January 14, 2016

        you pay $30 for an extra gig of ram and 16gb of quality nand. it isn’t like a rip off.

        • Adam Irvine
          January 14, 2016

          eh?

          I said nothing about anything being a rip off, I’m simply saying that I don’t mind not having a memory card slot as long as there is a 64gb+ option of NAND…

          • balcobomber25
            January 14, 2016

            It is kind of amazing that everything in this industry has evolved except storage options. We still have phones coming out with 16GB base storage. NAND storage really isn’t that expensive, especially for what they charge for an upgrade, the minimum for phones these days should be 64gb. I once read that it costs Samsung an extra $13 to use 64gb instead of 32gb, but they charge the consumer an extra $87 for that same switch.

            • wolvie
              January 14, 2016

              That’s typical Samsung , Apple, Huawei, Oppo and those big brands who think they are premium brands.

              Problem is those “premium” brands have a LOT OF DIEHARD FANBOYS that keep buying with their darn expensive price.

              Those fanboys still think people will see and show respect when they show off with their “expensive” gadgets” LOL.

            • MesTaRas
              January 14, 2016

              Oppo has normally just one storage option and an SD card

            • balcobomber25
              January 14, 2016

              The Find 5, Find 7 and N1 all had multiple storage options.

            • MesTaRas
              January 15, 2016

              I have the find 7 and i’m pretty sure there is only one storage size available

            • balcobomber25
              January 16, 2016

              There is the Find 7 (32GB) and the Find 7A (16GB).

            • MesTaRas
              January 17, 2016

              But they are different phone the Find 7a just has one storage and the Find 7 just have one storage option.

            • balcobomber25
              January 17, 2016

              Same series of phone though.

            • MesTaRas
              January 18, 2016

              Thats a strech but you have a point, but when I bought the find 7a I was in no way interested on the find 7, for me the SD801 couldnt handle the 2k screen. So I think the storage was never the point.

            • balcobomber25
              January 18, 2016

              All depends on the individual user and their needs.

            • balcobomber25
              January 14, 2016

              It’s not just those brands, smaller brands charge a premium for more storage space as well.

      • balcobomber25
        January 14, 2016

        The real thing Xiaomi wants you to use is the Mi Cloud, which they have invested millions in.

  2. Young
    January 14, 2016

    What about the sim.

    Dual SIM or single sim?

  3. Nishikanta
    January 14, 2016

    Lets hope its dual sim. But very doubtful

  4. balcobomber25
    January 14, 2016

    Until Xiaomi says it will be more than 1999 yuan I won’t believe any “rumors”. I have heard these rumors with the Mi4 and Mi3 as well, and both of those were 1999. What I could see is happening is two versions a base model with FHD for 1999 and a Pro model with 2k for 2499.

  5. bojan radovanovic
    January 14, 2016

    For that money, i can buy (on contract) real, true brand name flagship, with guarantee and aftersale support. Xiaomi – never again.

    • balcobomber25
      January 14, 2016

      Xiaomi has some of the best after sales support in the industry….

      • Sprime
        January 14, 2016

        better than the mainstream brands in a country where they actually have service points?

        • balcobomber25
          January 14, 2016

          I have never had an issue with a Xiaomi phone and I have used many of them. In fact it was easier and quicker to get my Mi4 fixed, than it was to get my wifes Galaxy S6 fixed. Mine was shipped to Singapore, got it back in 1 week cost me a total of $24 for shipping Xiaomi covered all costs for parts/repair. Hers was taken to a “local” service center got it back in 10 days and it cost me over $150. And I don’t live in an “official” Xiaomi country, I just emailed their customer service center with my info and where I bough the phone from and they sent me the info to send it to them.

          Out of multiple Xiaomi phones I have owned that was the only issue i ever had with one. And their software support is unheard of. With Xiaomi you get an updated ROM every Friday, with Samsung you’re lucky if you get 3 over the life of the phone.

        • cyril dieudonné
          January 15, 2016

          yes. I had a very bad experience with apple, still running since I am trying to make myself heard by them. My battery inflated and destroyed the unibody structure. From Apple point of view, it’s not their fault……….. Thank you Apple, never again.
          I got aslo problems with my xiaomi 2S, which is still working as a charm, best phone I ever owned. All of them have been solved very very quickly by Xiaomi. I will keep you updated regarding the redmi 2 I just sent back to them since the camera was unable to take pictures but blur shaky ones.

      • bojan radovanovic
        January 29, 2016

        Does day?
        Ok, when you say so…. I guess you are willing to buy Mi4i from me, and go to them with all problems it has?
        Just wrote your address, and i will sell it to you for 150$,ok?

        • balcobomber25
          January 29, 2016

          Don’t need to I have owned 5 Xiaomi devices and received excellent support from all of them.

          • bojan radovanovic
            February 1, 2016

            Yo’ll see, what kind of “support” you will get when some problem occurs

            • balcobomber25
              February 1, 2016

              I had a problem with my battery on my Mi4. Contacted their customer service they had me send it to Singapore, had it back in a week, only had to pay for shipping which was $20.

  6. Rachel Heatherton
    January 14, 2016

    My Apple iphone 6s merely lastls a day, have to charge atleast twice. Rumors are that Xiaomi Mi5 will feature 3600mAh battery and the real render of Xiaomi Mi5 here looks promising https://techturismo.com/2015/12/new-render-of-the-xiaomi-mi5-leaked/

    • balcobomber25
      January 14, 2016

      The iPhone 6 has terrible battery life thanks to that tiny 1715mAh battery.

  7. Steven Fox
    January 17, 2016

    Should come with 64 and 128GB options, 16 or 32GB are simply not enough for a flagship device these days.
    And I will again state that Xiaomi are set to launch the device at 2499 and 2999 for the Pro version.