Rumour: Xiaomi doing a Samsung, building 2 versions of the Xiaomi Mi5


xiaomi mi5

Almost a year ago Samsung announced two versions of the S6, and now rumours say Xiaomi could be going down a similar route with the Xiaomi Mi5.

If reports are to be believed then the Xiaomi Mi5 will launch on February 22nd , but there won’t simply be one Xiaomi Mi5 with different specifications but two entirely different models to cater for various tastes.

Apparently Xiaomi are working with both Foxconn and Inventec to ensure that enough Xiaomi Mi5 are produced in time for the launch and Foxconn are even putting in extra hours to fill orders of the new Mi Flagship.

xiaomi mi5

What’s really interesting is that both factories might be working on separate versions of the Mi5 with slightly different hardware but completely different physical bodies.

The Xiaomi Mi5 with 3GB RAM and 32GB memory is apparently going to get a curved glass display (similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6) while the flagship 4G RAM 64GB memory version will have an all metal design.

Both versions of the Mi5 will use the same Samsung manufactured Snapdragon 820 with new 14nm technology, and 5.2-inch display, more Xiaomi Mi5 specs below:

Xiaomi Mi5 Specifications

  • 5.2-inch display with either FHD or 2K resolution
  • Snapdragon 820 chipset running at 2.2Ghz
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4-3GB RAM
  • 32-64GB internal memory
  • 20 mega-pixel rear camera with dual LED flash
  • 8 mega-pixel front camera
  • Fingerprint scanner with Qualcomm Sense ID
  • 3600mAh battery with Qualcomm quick charge
  • Android 6.0 with MIUI 7 UI

So those are the latest Xiaomi Mi5 rumours, and with just under a month to go before the launch expect more far fetched ideas to emerge. However if these details are true which would you opt for, less memory but a more stylish curved display, or more memory and all alloy design?

Previous Ulefone Power Hands on first impressions
Next OnePlus asking for beta testers for Android 6 based ROMs

38 Comments

  1. Rob
    January 19, 2016

    More memory please.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 19, 2016

      woat ?!

      • Joel Adames
        January 19, 2016

        He is answering the questions at the end of the article regarding what would you rather have. COUNT ME IN TOO!!!

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 20, 2016

          oh

  2. gennaro di sarno
    January 19, 2016

    I guess the 3/32 mi5 will be full Metal too . Isn’t ?

    • January 19, 2016

      Source only mentions a curved display, could be like the Mi4 with metal chassis and plastic rear. Could be just a rumour

      • realjjj
        January 19, 2016

        Have you tried to confirm with them if the Note 3 Pro has microSD?
        Their site still mentions it but haven’t yet seem them say elsewhere or some other solid confirmation.

      • Monk3y
        January 19, 2016

        I believe the rear will be glass.

  3. realjjj
    January 19, 2016

    They are a lot more likely to copy Apple and do 2 different sizes. Ofc if that’s the design, it’s just tragic.

    • balcobomber25
      January 19, 2016

      Would they be copying Apple or ZTE? ZTE was doing multiple Nubia sizes before Apple was ;).

      As for the design if that is it, it is very boring and generic looking.

      • realjjj
        January 19, 2016

        They always get inspired by Apple more than anything else.

        • balcobomber25
          January 19, 2016

          And Apple gets inspired by Android. It’s a circle of life

          • realjjj
            January 19, 2016

            Second time you are being rude today and there was no need for an attack instead of a conversation.

            Next time i might fail to censor myself, it is difficult to do so when you can’t act like a civilized human being.

            • Lazar Prodanovic
              January 20, 2016

              That would be boring. Till you learn at least something no offense taken is my moto. When you can’t simple don’t argue as it’s useless.

  4. iaLath
    January 19, 2016

    I think it will be good:)

  5. Monk3y
    January 19, 2016

    Do you have any information about the benchmarks and the underclocked snapdragon 820?

    • Joel Adames
      January 19, 2016

      That in itself would make for news here in GIZCHINA.

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    January 19, 2016

    wow … wait a second !
    SAMSUNG makes Qualcomm chips ?!

    • realjjj
      January 19, 2016

      Yes just like they make some of Apple’s SoCs.
      http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/about-us/news/24581

    • King
      January 19, 2016

      14nm FinFET – at an abstract level – they sammy, apple, qualcomm et al are dependent on each other. foxconn made iphones and now it also makes Mi5. 😀

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 20, 2016

        ” at an abstract level ” ? Elaborate 😀

  7. smartswiat.com
    January 19, 2016

    Samsung makes Snapdragon ???

    • balcobomber25
      January 19, 2016

      Samsung is manufacturing the SD820 for Qualcomm. Qualcomm switched from TSMC due to Samsung using 14nm.

    • Joel Adames
      January 19, 2016

      And yet we learn all sorts of things everyday right?

  8. balcobomber25
    January 19, 2016

    This makes sense it allows them to still offer a base model Mi5 for 1999 yuan (like I have been saying all along they would) with FHD display. And have a “pro” model with a 2k display. I would prefer an Alloy fan with more memory.

  9. Joel Adames
    January 19, 2016

    Sad that these will be expensive as @$#?

    • balcobomber25
      January 19, 2016

      Most likely they will be 1999 and 2499.

      • Joel Adames
        January 19, 2016

        At this times I’m all for software optimization as my X10 device is running a 23.7mpx camera with no hiccups and won’t lose configurations or noting no bug or anything except for the firts week when it was constantly AND SILENTLY updating a bunch of stuff.
        I sincerely hope if there’s anything similar to this from Gionee, that BLU will be able to pull off the same trick they did with the Elife E8 I’m really impressed and all the ones that see the phone and grab it and mess with it and try the pictures they all love it and compare picture quality with the 2 top dogs iP6s and sGalx6s

        • Karly Johnston
          January 19, 2016

          The frame rates recording 4k on that E8 are pretty bad.

          • Lazar Prodanovic
            January 20, 2016

            ASICS block used is not up to a task.
            Do like more programmable DSP for similar tasks.

  10. Maximiliano On Line
    January 19, 2016

    I was expecting a Helio X20 cheaper edition… 🙁

  11. realjjj
    January 19, 2016
  12. Angry Mobile Nerd
    January 19, 2016

    meh, dollar for dollar those new Redmi’s are going to be hard to beat.

  13. Steven Fox
    January 20, 2016

    Banking it all on the SD820, that chip must really be good, if they are all gunning for it.
    It`s a shame that any phone with it will cost above 350$, at least this year.

  14. Bailey
    January 20, 2016

    The only phone everyone has seen so far is the supposed glass back and front one which is more Samsung than Apple. Nobody knows what the metal one looks like but already people are moaning is it because Android user have so much choice that’s all they do. We don’t know the price we are not 100% sure what it will look like and already people are talking bench marks which mean nothing in real world day to day use as there is nothing that is going to tax the SD20 when it comes out. There is not many games that an average phone can’t handle and yes every year we are promised that battery performance will be amazing and multi tasking will be out this world. So can’t we just wait and see

  15. erictheking87
    January 20, 2016

    HiFi audio???