5.15-inch Xiaomi Mi5 full specs with curved display: Specs and images leaked


xiaomi mi5 mwc

6 days from now we will know the official specs of the Xiaomi Mi5, but tipsters are adamant that we shouldn’t have to wait that long with the release of the full specs.

Apparently someone has managed to get hold of the Xiaomi Mi5 packaging label which tells us the majority of the flagship phones specifications. The image shows a crumpled label (that may have been thrown away for being incorrect) which details that the Xiaomi Mi5 will have a 3000mAh battery and Snapdragon 820 processor among other details (see below).

xiaomi mi5 specifications

Purported Xiaomi Mi5 Specifications

  • Snapdragon 820 2.15Ghz chipset
  • 5.15-inch display
  • USB Type C
  • 16 mega-pixel rear camera, with OIS and laser focus
  • 4 mega-pixel (ultra-pixel) front camera
  • 3000mAh battery

Features which really get my interest are the camera specs, plus the odd size screen. Generally 5-inch, 5.2-inch of 5.5-inch are the norm so why have Xiaomi gone to the extra effort of sourcing a slightly smaller display?

In addition to the specs of the phone, leaked images of the Xiaomi Mi5’s metal chassis have also appeared this morning, which might help explain the odd screen size.

xiaomi mi5 chassis leaked

The images show a chassis designed for a curved display. The design is similar to the Galaxy S6 Edge but the curvature of the panel isn’t quite as aggressive.

However, there is one detail of the chassis that has my spidey sense tingling. The chassis shows the power and volume rocker on the left side of the phone while Xiaomi always has these buttons on the right. This could be explained away if the images are some sort of Xray which have been reversed but I guess we will have to wait until next week to really find out.

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62 Comments

  1. Atomicrus
    February 17, 2016

    3000mAh battery Noooooooooo

    • coolgreek
      February 17, 2016

      Exactly my thoughts on that battery. The redmi note 3 series has 4000mah, so this phone should have at least the same capacity if it wants to pass as “flagship”.

    • Steven Fox
      February 17, 2016

      Battery is smaller for the phone to be competitive with Oppo and Samsung in thickness.
      3000MaH is plenty for a full day of heavy usage(considering that the display is smaller than 5.5 and is only FHD), from what I`ve heard the SD820 is not such a battery hog.

      • Atomicrus
        February 17, 2016

        Not pleanty for me. On heavy usage it just drains in 8 hours. You talking nonsense

        • February 17, 2016

          I’ll be disappointed if it’s 3000mah too. If you want sth good for heavy usage, ZUK Z1 is a pretty decent choice. I own it since day one. 4000mah battery and SD801 give me very good results.

        • Steven Fox
          February 17, 2016

          If you play Asphalt 8 for two hours no wonder, it`s not a gaming console , or play youtube videos for over 3 hours a day for that matter.
          You can always buy a good powerbank from Xiaomi for 50$.
          According to Qualcomm SD820 consumes much less power than say SD801 and that did fine with a FHD screen and 3000mAh battery, on top of that battery technology has also improved as well as LCD’s now drain less battery than 3-4 years ago.

    • cpaixao
      February 17, 2016

      Why not? iPhone 6S has even less: 1715 .

      • Atomicrus
        February 17, 2016

        Don’t give a f*ck of Apple crap. I own mi4i, mi note 2/3, oneplus one and iuni n1 and in all of phones battery is a lack thing for me. None of them don’t hold a day long

        • Bailey
          February 17, 2016

          I have a mi4i and i get a full day of battery so i dont have a problem with it granted i am at work and not playing with my phone apart from the 30 minutes i get for lunch break but off the charger at 6:30am and back on the charger at around 10pm i cant moan gets me through my train journery to and from work when i do reading music etc. it may not be great for you but its does not mean it does not work for others.

        • balcobomber25
          February 17, 2016

          I have a Meizu Mx5 with a 3050mAh I get a full days of use out of it.

      • balcobomber25
        February 17, 2016

        iOS is incredibly optimized so they can use lesser batteries.

        • Joel Adames
          February 17, 2016

          You are rigth about optimization, but it doesn’t erase the fact that IPhone users lurk around looking for a charge after some hours, we all have seen it. Hahaha, there should be a Maxx Iphone like Motorola did some time ago, hahaha

  2. Mi-fan
    February 17, 2016

    I cant wait anymore, this is gonna be day-one purchase. Though the 3000mah battery makes me worry, the same as in my mi4c and it doesnt really perform as well as i want it to.

  3. Alexander van Scherpenseel
    February 17, 2016

    What is it with all these flagships going for 5 – 5.2″? I thought the hole market was convinced 5.5″ was the way to go?

    • Young
      February 17, 2016

      5 inch would have been better. 5.2 is the maximum Xiaomi can go.

    • balcobomber25
      February 17, 2016

      Xiaomi has been using 5 inches for the Mi(#) phone since the Mi3. They will most likely have a new Mi Note coming this summer that is 5.7 inches and they have the Redmi Note 3 that is 5.5 inches.

    • Chico Migraña
      February 18, 2016

      5″- 5,2″ it’s OK, if you need a tablet buy a tablet

  4. Guaire
    February 17, 2016

    That chassis is consistent with previous leaks. The curve on its back just like Mi Note.

  5. Young
    February 17, 2016

    4MP
    3,000mAh

    NOooooo

    • afghanPower
      February 17, 2016

      Pixels are everything. Everyone knows that.

  6. MattD
    February 17, 2016

    So… They managed to put a 4000mah on the 5″ redmi 3, and they can’t do anything better with a 5.2″ than 3000mah?! Are they kidding?! Is the “I’ve got it less thick” still a thing?! At this point, the redmi note 3 pro should be an overall better choice (and that would be the reason why they did not put a nicer camera on it)

    • balcobomber25
      February 17, 2016

      Redmi 3 is 8.4mm thick, this one is 6.3mm.

    • Roberto Tomás
      February 17, 2016

      yeah, I’d rather have it be another 2-3mm thick and have twice the battery life. still, its gonna be a great phone either way

  7. realjjj
    February 17, 2016

    5.2 inch 1080p, SD820 , 3GB+32GB and 4GB +64GB ,microSD , 144.3 x70.2 x6.35mm , IR blaster,26MP( F / 1.6, PDAF, laser, OIS), USB Type-C, wifi ad , NFC , side touch.
    If these slides are to be believed http://news.mydrivers.com/1/470/470259.htm
    http://news.mydrivers.com/1/470/470221.htm

    http://img1.mydrivers.com/img/20160217/4bfe71f9e24a44d5980c0e89a2a65ebf.jpg

  8. Atomicrus
    February 17, 2016

    3000mAh battery Noooooooooo

    • coolgreek
      February 17, 2016

      Exactly my thoughts on that battery. The redmi note 3 series has 4000mah, so this phone should have at least the same capacity if it wants to pass as “flagship”.

    • Steven Fox
      February 17, 2016

      Battery is smaller for the phone to be competitive with Oppo and Samsung in thickness.
      3000MaH is plenty for a full day of heavy usage(considering that the display is smaller than 5.5 and is only FHD), from what I`ve heard the SD820 is not such a battery hog.

    • cpaixao
      February 17, 2016

      Why not? iPhone 6S has even less: 1715 .

    • Atomicrus
      February 17, 2016

      Don’t give a f*ck of Apple crap. I own mi4i, mi note 2/3, oneplus one and iuni n1 and in all of phones battery is a lack thing for me. None of them don’t hold a day long

    • Atomicrus
      February 17, 2016

      Not pleanty for me. On heavy usage it just drains in 8 hours. You talking nonsense

    • MUG3NHC
      February 17, 2016

      I’ll be disappointed if it’s 3000mah too. If you want sth good for heavy usage, ZUK Z1 is a pretty decent choice. I own it since day one. 4000mah battery and SD801 give me very good results.

    • Bailey
      February 17, 2016

      I have a mi4i and i get a full day of battery so i dont have a problem with it granted i am at work and not playing with my phone apart from the 30 minutes i get for lunch break but off the charger at 6:30am and back on the charger at around 10pm i cant moan gets me through my train journery to and from work when i do reading music etc. it may not be great for you but its does not mean it does not work for others.

    • balcobomber25
      February 17, 2016

      iOS is incredibly optimized so they can use lesser batteries.

    • balcobomber25
      February 17, 2016

      I have a Meizu Mx5 with a 3050mAh I get a full days of use out of it.

    • Steven Fox
      February 17, 2016

      If you play Asphalt 8 for two hours no wonder, it`s not a gaming console , or play youtube videos for over 3 hours a day for that matter.
      You can always buy a good powerbank from Xiaomi for 50$.
      According to Qualcomm SD820 consumes much less power than say SD801 and that did fine with a FHD screen and 3000mAh battery, on top of that battery technology has also improved as well as LCD’s now drain less battery than 3-4 years ago.

    • Joel Adames
      February 17, 2016

      You are rigth about optimization, but it doesn’t erase the fact that IPhone users lurk around looking for a charge after some hours, we all have seen it. Hahaha, there should be a Maxx Iphone like Motorola did some time ago, hahaha

  9. Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
    February 17, 2016

    I cant wait anymore, this is gonna be day-one purchase. Though the 3000mah battery makes me worry, the same as in my mi4c and it doesnt really perform as well as i want it to.

  10. Alexander van Scherpenseel
    February 17, 2016

    What is it with all these flagships going for 5 – 5.2″? I thought the hole market was convinced 5.5″ was the way to go?

    • Young
      February 17, 2016

      5 inch would have been better. 5.2 is the maximum Xiaomi can go.

    • balcobomber25
      February 17, 2016

      Xiaomi has been using 5 inches for the Mi(#) phone since the Mi3. They will most likely have a new Mi Note coming this summer that is 5.7 inches and they have the Redmi Note 3 that is 5.5 inches.

    • Ricardo A.
      February 18, 2016

      5″- 5,2″ it’s OK, if you need a tablet buy a tablet

  11. Guaire
    February 17, 2016

    That chassis is consistent with previous leaks. The curve on its back just like Mi Note.

  12. Young
    February 17, 2016

    4MP
    3,000mAh

    NOooooo

    • afghanPower
      February 17, 2016

      Pixels are everything. Everyone knows that.

  13. Roberto Tomás
    February 17, 2016

    that’s a surprisingly small battery for a recent xiaomi .. not that it is too small or anything.

    • balcobomber25
      February 17, 2016

      It’s because of how thin it supposedly is.

      • afghanPower
        February 17, 2016

        Would gladly sacrifice one mm or two for some battery juice. Guess the majority wants thin phones so that they can buy cases to protect their beautiful thin phones -_-

        • balcobomber25
          February 17, 2016

          I don’t use cases but I would prefer a thinner phone. For me it’s just the looks of it. I am a former owner of the Gionee S5.5 and Blu Vivo Air (Gionee S5.1) so compared to those just about everything is thick lol.

  14. MattD
    February 17, 2016

    So… They managed to put a 4000mah on the 5″ redmi 3, and they can’t do anything better with a 5.2″ than 3000mah?! Are they kidding?! Is the “I’ve got it less thick” still a thing?! At this point, the redmi note 3 pro should be an overall better choice (and that would be the reason why they did not put a nicer camera on it)

    • balcobomber25
      February 17, 2016

      Redmi 3 is 8.4mm thick, this one is 6.3mm.

    • Roberto Tomás
      February 17, 2016

      yeah, I’d rather have it be another 2-3mm thick and have twice the battery life. still, its gonna be a great phone either way

  15. HU YU HAI DING
    February 17, 2016

    I own a mi3 and its great.. The don’t understand xiaomi in making their mi5. If you want to be the best android phone then show the world that you can compete.. 🙂

    They want to sell phones without unique features..hehe If you can’t compete with the Samsung Galaxy S7 then get lost! 🙂 S7 should be the better choice.. Period!..

    • Chico Migraña
      February 18, 2016

      S7 cost is double than Mi5, so, it’s not the better choice

    • Bailey
      February 18, 2016

      What you unique features with the S7 have apart from the usual, which is better chipset better camera in low light maybe a bigger battery the screen maybe but what would be the point as its so clear on the S6 which is QHD already and finger print scanner was on the last phone as was wireless charging so what we be so is the so amazing feature that the S7 is going to bring? Being faster than the model last year is not a feature and being waterproof is so what as i have never put my phones near water or taken near the pool or had to use on the toilet.

  16. realjjj
    February 17, 2016

    5.2 inch 1080p, SD820 , 3GB+32GB and 4GB +64GB ,microSD , 144.3 x70.2 x6.35mm , IR blaster,26MP( F / 1.6, PDAF, laser, OIS), USB Type-C, wifi ad , NFC , side touch.
    If these slides are to be believed http://news.mydrivers.com/1/470/470259.htm
    http://news.mydrivers.com/1/470/470221.htm

  17. Roberto Tomás
    February 17, 2016

    that’s a surprisingly small battery for a recent xiaomi .. not that it is too small or anything.

    • balcobomber25
      February 17, 2016

      It’s because of how thin it supposedly is.

    • afghanPower
      February 17, 2016

      Would gladly sacrifice one mm or two for some battery juice. Guess the majority wants thin phones so that they can buy cases to protect their beautiful thin phones -_-

    • balcobomber25
      February 17, 2016

      I don’t use cases but I would prefer a thinner phone. For me it’s just the looks of it. I am a former owner of the Gionee S5.5 and Blu Vivo Air (Gionee S5.1) so compared to those just about everything is thick lol.

  18. HU YU HAI DING
    February 17, 2016

    I own a mi3 and its great.. The don’t understand xiaomi in making their mi5. If you want to be the best android phone then show the world that you can compete.. 🙂

    They want to sell phones without unique features..hehe If you can’t compete with the Samsung Galaxy S7 then get lost! 🙂 S7 should be the better choice.. Period!..

    • Ricardo A.
      February 18, 2016

      S7 cost is double than Mi5, so, it’s not the better choice

    • Bailey
      February 18, 2016

      What you unique features with the S7 have apart from the usual, which is better chipset better camera in low light maybe a bigger battery the screen maybe but what would be the point as its so clear on the S6 which is QHD already and finger print scanner was on the last phone as was wireless charging so what we be so is the so amazing feature that the S7 is going to bring? Being faster than the model last year is not a feature and being waterproof is so what as i have never put my phones near water or taken near the pool or had to use on the toilet.