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Purported Xiaomi Mi4s/Mi5 photo leak shows off a delicious huge screen - tiny bezels combo

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Purported Xiaomi Mi4s/Mi5 photo leak shows off a delicious huge screen - tiny bezels combo

The cheaper those Xiaomis go, the more beautiful they get. Unconvinced? Here's this alleged photo of the next-in-line Xiaomi flagship, tentatively called the Mi 5 or the Mi 4s. Take your pick now, or wait until January, as the rumor mill is assertive towards a CES 2015 announcement for whatever China's #1 smartphone producer has in its cards. 

Anyway, the smartphone we're seeing is positively huge, with its display diagonal measuring between 5.5 and 6 inches. The design follows the path threaded by the Xiaomi Mi 4, but as you can see, the bezels here are thin to an extreme. We're thrilled, but a little worried as well, because accidental drops could have a devastating effect here. Hopefully, case makers will invent sufficiently protective accessories for Xiaomi's next.

Specs-wise, the rumor mill has been grinding an all-out sheet that includes a 2K display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, and 3GB of RAM. However, Qualcomm's 64-bit octa-core beast won't be available in handsets until 2015's second quarter, so either Xiaomi will be showing off its new flagship and delaying it, or putting it out with a readily available processor such as the Snapdragon 805. Ahh, CES can't come soon enough!

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posted on 23 Dec 2014, 05:22

1. deanylev (Posts: 213; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Looks the same as that render, which I thought was fake. This looks pretty real. Interesting.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 10:19 4

9. neops (Posts: 287; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


http://postimg.org/image/5hp1c7knl/

Proportionally to the hot shoe's dimensions:
The display seems to be 5.2"
Height 13,6 cm / 5.35"
Width 6,6 cm / 2.62"

Anyone know what those numbers are?
2778
666
60369

A: 2486 or 2436
B: 608

The sides seem to be metallic: it appears to have 4 plastic gaps

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 11:39

13. neops (Posts: 287; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


After a second check and to be more specific:
H 13,6 - 14,2 cm and W 6,6 - 6,9
but the display's diagonal still seems to be around 5.2"

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 16:42

17. download123456 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Dec 2014)


Hope this will be the dimensions. Size is one of the important selection parameter for MI4..... Company should know this. I hate giants, phone should be easy to handle, with should not be more than 70 mm. Hope they will give wider latitude of 4G LTE frequency support as One plus one...... It is very importent

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 05:47 2

2. Scarambay (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I kinda dig the MIUI of Xiaomi, but hate its launcher with no app drawer. That, and the not-so-good camera of Xiaomi flagships are the only things that's refraining me from grabbing one.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 05:52 2

4. daftside (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Never heard of custom launchers before?

btw the camera is actually not that bad, the performance is pretty above average to say the least.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 06:58

7. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Especially the one on the Redmi 1S

http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_1s-review-1138p8.php

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 11:18

11. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


It's not my favorite UI, but it looks better than iOS in my opinion.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 05:49

3. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


still Chinese & that ugly Ui..!

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 06:03

5. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


The non-chinese version has a better ui, i think. And of course you can install launchers and the google camera or other photo app. I like the design though.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 06:19

6. halofan1996 (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Definitely gonna grab one of these. Love my Vivo Xplay 3s and probably gonna love this and the Meizu mx4 pro.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 07:04

8. Carl3000 (Posts: 164; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


I've been wanting. Xiaomi phone since Mi3 but they don't support T-Mobile lte bands. Hope this changes.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 10:45

10. LuckyS (Posts: 154; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


The biggest problem with these otherwise excellent Chinese phones is brand name. Xiaomi, Meizu, it is hard to pronounce it in English, not even pronounceable in my language.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 11:37

12. Jonas_london (Posts: 26; Member since: 02 Dec 2014)


I like the designs of xiaomi phones even though they are copy cats.. . But this one looks really bad, nothing special and aesthetically its doesn't look like a well thought device,off late meizu and vivo have taken them on design front

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 12:06

14. Suleman (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Dec 2014)


Looks just like Pantech's Vega Iron. The world's first bezel less smartphone launched in 2013.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 12:08

15. Suleman (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Dec 2014)


Pantech have managed to put a 2mm iron frame arounf the body to protect the screen at such thin bezel limits and that actually worked.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 12:31

16. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


Interesting phone. Like the look.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 23:04

18. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


Still can't kill the iPhone6,6+.
The sheeps are too reluctant to try something new... something better.

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