Purported Xiaomi Mi5 packaging leaked.


xiaomi mi5 packaging

Mr blurry cam is back with more leaks this time with purported images of the Xiaomi Mi5 packaging which include a image of the new flagship.

Blurry low quality images of the Xiaomi Mi5 packaging have surfaced today showing the flagship phone in 4 colour choices. The phone on the packaging is pictured with a narrow border physical home button and curved rear panel (similar to the Xiaomi Mi Note).

xiaomi mi5 packaging

The Mi5 is shown in gold, pink, white and black, but the grainy image and poor quality of the photos makes it hard to judge if they are genuine or not.

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Earlier today Lei Jun posted a screenshot of the Xiaomi Mi5 showing the phone with NFC and dual SIM support, and a little later in the day it was revealed that the Mi5 would be on show at MWC later this month.

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36 Comments

  1. MaxPower
    January 28, 2016

    Why all the leak pictures are taken with Elephone cameras?

    • Tajwar
      January 28, 2016

      Yeah a real mystery I’d say.

    • Xalis
      January 28, 2016

      I think is because those are uploaded to shitty forums that compress the images to save bandwidth.

    • Dante
      January 28, 2016

      the greenish tint makes and black outline makes me belive it was taken with some nv equipped camcorder or something

      • MaxPower
        January 28, 2016

        Maybe a spy camera?

        • Dante
          January 30, 2016

          yea now i think it is one, i was at a factory tour of htc once in 2014 and one of their particular upcoming devices ( out of the re camera series) was photographed by a worker dude , at half of the day hakf of the or division were interogating him like a slave , he had an infrared camera in his button while we were walking through a dark room a manager saw his button being it up which started scandal in there

    • balcobomber25
      January 29, 2016

      Hexadecimal did say the Vowney shots looked like they were professional shots. Now we know what he meant.

    • iKosh
      January 29, 2016

      You killed it.

  2. BotondKisKovacs
    January 28, 2016

    The question is why would Xiaomi change their stylish and ecologic plain cardboard packaging to this abomination?

    • balcobomber25
      January 29, 2016

      They already did change it with the Note 3.

      • BotondKisKovacs
        January 29, 2016

        I missed that, haven’t seen the packaging for newer models but it’s still a bad move in my opinion. Plain and compact cardboard packaging was part of their charm and it was a good example for other industries on how to lessen their ecologic impact by not wasting ink and space.

        • balcobomber25
          January 29, 2016

          Personally the box isn’t huge for me, it’s what’s inside that matters to me. Although I do love the way Meizu packages phones with the “storybook” style package. Here is the Note 3 package:

          • BotondKisKovacs
            January 29, 2016

            Of course the product is what matters not the packaging but the old packaging was obviously stating the irrelevance of the packaging. After seeing and liking that style, this just gives me the feeling that they are becoming like the others and maybe they are trying to distract from the product with packaging.
            While on the price/hardware front they are still ahead of most companies, I do feel that their designs are less and less outstanding and now the box change seems to further push the feeling that they need something else to catch attention because the product is not enough anymore.
            This is coming from a fan, I like and have many of their products including the gamepad, extension cord, water tester and others…

            • balcobomber25
              January 29, 2016

              To me the old packaging was boring and too plain, to each there own I guess.

            • BotondKisKovacs
              January 29, 2016

              Well everybody sees it in their own way. Same with LeTV… some people think LeTV was a silly name and LeEco is better, I think it’s the other way around.
              There will never be a product that satisfies everybody 🙂

  3. MaxPower
    January 28, 2016

    Why all the leak pictures are taken with Elephone cameras?

    • Tajwar
      January 28, 2016

      Yeah a real mystery I’d say.

    • Guest
      January 28, 2016

      I think is because those are uploaded to shitty forums that compress the images to save bandwidth.

    • Dante
      January 28, 2016

      the greenish tint makes and black outline makes me belive it was taken with some nv equipped camcorder or something

    • MaxPower
      January 28, 2016

      Maybe a spy camera?

    • balcobomber25
      January 29, 2016

      Hexadecimal did say the Vowney shots looked like they were professional shots. Now we know what he meant.

    • iKosh
      January 29, 2016

      You killed it.

    • Dante
      January 30, 2016

      yea now i think it is one, i was at a factory tour of htc once in 2014 and one of their particular upcoming devices ( out of the re camera series) was photographed by a worker dude , at half of the day hakf of the or division were interogating him like a slave , he had an infrared camera in his button while we were walking through a dark room a manager saw his button being it up which started scandal in there

  4. Angry Mobile Nerd
    January 28, 2016

    Is the “shou ji” (“手机”) really neccessary?

  5. BotondKisKovacs
    January 28, 2016

    The question is why would Xiaomi change their stylish and ecologic plain cardboard packaging to this abomination?

    • balcobomber25
      January 29, 2016

      They already did change it with the Note 3.

    • BotondKisKovacs
      January 29, 2016

      I missed that, haven’t seen the packaging for newer models but it’s still a bad move in my opinion. Plain and compact cardboard packaging was part of their charm and it was a good example for other industries on how to lessen their ecologic impact by not wasting ink and space.

    • balcobomber25
      January 29, 2016

      Personally the box isn’t huge for me, it’s what’s inside that matters to me. Although I do love the way Meizu packages phones with the “storybook” style package. Here is the Note 3 package:

    • BotondKisKovacs
      January 29, 2016

      Of course the product is what matters not the packaging but the old packaging was obviously stating the irrelevance of the packaging. After seeing and liking that style, this just gives me the feeling that they are becoming like the others and maybe they are trying to distract from the product with packaging.
      While on the price/hardware front they are still ahead of most companies, I do feel that their designs are less and less outstanding and now the box change seems to further push the feeling that they need something else to catch attention because the product is not enough anymore.
      This is coming from a fan, I like and have many of their products including the gamepad, extension cord, water tester and others…

    • balcobomber25
      January 29, 2016

      To me the old packaging was boring and too plain, to each there own I guess.

    • BotondKisKovacs
      January 29, 2016

      Well everybody sees it in their own way. Same with LeTV… some people think LeTV was a silly name and LeEco is better, I think it’s the other way around.
      There will never be a product that satisfies everybody 🙂

  6. Angry Mobile Nerd
    January 29, 2016

    Is the “shou ji” (“手机”) really neccessary?

  7. Hellvetta
    January 29, 2016

    Xiaomi was really unique with their simple-recycling-paper box and just MI logo on surface. Now they’re just one among others.

    • balcobomber25
      January 29, 2016

      But once you open that package they set themselves apart again 😉

  8. Hellvetta
    January 29, 2016

    Xiaomi was really unique with their simple-recycling-paper box and just MI logo on surface. Now they’re just one among others.

    • balcobomber25
      January 29, 2016

      But once you open that package they set themselves apart again 😉