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Xiaomi Mi 5 could be announced October 19, official event invites go out

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Xiaomi Mi 5 could be announced October 19, official event invites go out
If you thought that Google's Nexus event was the last big announcement before the holiday shopping craze starts, you forgot about the world's fifth-largest phone maker, Xiaomi. It's been a while since the Mi 4 was announced, and the company might be gearing up for a successor, as it just posted the invitation for an October 19th event that you see on the right.

Granted, that doesn't mean that a Xiaomi Mi 5 will be unveiled there, but there is a high probability it will, though the sources say it will be a version with MediaTek's Helio X20 chipset, and the rumored variant with Snapdragon 820 won't appear before early 2016, when Qualcomm's chipset will enter mass production. It doesn't really matter, as the Helio X20 is no slouch in its own right, and is the first deca-core mobile chipset, sporting stellar performance, too. 

As for what else would the Mi 5 offer, is anyone's guess, though the speculation is for a a metal chassis, 4 GB RAM, 16 MP rear camera, and Qualcomm's 3D Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. Given Xiaomi's track record with the line, the Mi 5 should also sport a screen diagonal in the 5"-5.3" range - a 5.2" Quad HD panel has been bandied about before - but let's not speculate further, as the eventual unveiling event is just a week from today. As for the price tag, the sources reiterate it would cost as much as its predecessor at launch - 1,999 Chinese Yuan ($316), which is a pretty svelte price for such specs, if it materializes.

source: Xiaomi (Weibo) via PhoneRadar

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posted on 12 Oct 2015, 05:18 3

1. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


1080p And I Honestly Might Buy It.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 05:59 3

2. vivek.wadhwa (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Xiaomi, never dissapoints.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 06:20

3. carlemillward (unregistered)


Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE are the best Chinese manufacturers out there.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 06:22

4. lozanro (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


If it includes an ESS Sabre DAC - you've certainly bought me (as all other options are too big to handle with one hand - Xioami Mi Note, Meizu Pro 5 and LG V10).

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 07:00

5. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


If it comes with SD810 then Xiaomi can forget it, i don't need another heater!

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 07:00

6. MTT84 (Posts: 49; Member since: 20 Sep 2014)


The price is alright if it is equiped with Helio X20 (not hugely spectacular though). Meizu MX smartphone series of the past couple of years has Mediatek flagship chipsets and they are priced 1799 yuan.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 15:41

11. dazed1 (Posts: 318; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


Not spectacular? yea, the S810 is more spectacular.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 08:44

7. TheHeartBreakKid (Posts: 63; Member since: 07 Jul 2015)


Helio x20 by Mediatek and Qualcom's 3d fingerprint. Realy?? I doubt that.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 09:45

8. shijuv (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Aug 2015)


Most probably it should be mi pad 2... Xiaomi mi5 is highly unlikely

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 10:32 1

9. zeeBomb (Posts: 1779; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


LETS GO HOME, Xiaomi...LETS GO HOME!
#NeverDissapoints

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 12:14

10. nsnand (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


"If you thought that Google's Nexus event was the last big announcement before the holiday shopping craze starts"... Eeeeeer.... Of course not. I would never think that... Microsoft's event was after Google's........

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