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Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks out: amazingly thin 5.1mm flagship to be unveiled in a week

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Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks out: amazingly thin 5.1mm flagship to be unveiled in a week
Xiaomi, the Chinese company that has quickly grown to become one of the world’s five largest phone makers, is expected to unveil its new flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 5 (or Mi 4s) in less than a week, on January 15th. You don’t need to wait until then to learn about the upcoming Xiaomi flagship, though, as leaked images have revealed its secret ingredient: a super-thin aluminum body.

The leaked Xiaomi Mi 5 body measures a mind-boggling 5.1mm (0.2”) thick, a lot thinner than the already slim, 6.9mm iPhone 6. In fact, the Mi 5 will be out there with the world’s slimmest phone.

Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks out: amazingly thin 5.1mm flagship to be unveiled in a week
The Xiaomi Mi 5 dimensions are said to be 140.89mm of height and 71.4mm of width, very similar to the blueprint of devices like the LG G2. Earlier rumors have said that the Mi 5 screen could measure between 5.2” and 5.7”, but these latest dimension suggest it’s very likely to be a 5.2” one. 

The resolution is said to be a solid 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD).

The big question is whether the Xiaomi Mi 5 will run on the Snapdragon 805 or Snapdragon 810. As much as we like to think that Xiaomi will surprise us with a Snapdragon 810 system chip, sanity tells us that if the company wants to achieve those low prices it’s known for, the Snapdragon 805 seems like the more likely choice.

Camera-wise, rumors point to a 20- or 16-megapixel main shooter and an 8-megapixel selfie cam.

Finally, along with all the leaked images of the phone’s chassis, you’d also find a silicone case, allegedly made with the Xiaomi Mi 5 in mind.

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posted on 09 Jan 2015, 06:22 5

1. deanylev (Posts: 195; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


5.1mm?Ewww. Better have at least a 3100mAh battery otherwise double ewwwww

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 06:30 1

3. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Well, Chinese manufacturers can make it happen and Xiaomi is no exception. They can make a taller and slimmer but with bigger capacity battery.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 06:37

5. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3214; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


its just a look alike ip5s with better specs

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 06:45 6

7. Lampriya (banned) (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


3100mAh from Chinese makers = 2100mAh from Samsung

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 13:16

19. MrTzr (unregistered)


And 4000 mAh from Sony.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 15:50

21. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


The 3100(?) mAh battery from Z3 that is currently one of the best asks what tou mean by that.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 13:29

20. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


My mi3 gives great battery life.

posted on 10 Jan 2015, 22:42

22. x88yunkw (Posts: 116; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


really good say

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 06:24 3

2. Limbopope (Posts: 62; Member since: 12 Aug 2014)


I really hope the slim phone trend isn't going to give rise to more unusual headphone jack attachments. Proprietary connectors on android phones seems like a step back.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 06:37 2

4. surethom (Posts: 589; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


The only people that care about ultra thin phones are the CEO's of the manufactures, all the user want is a normal thin phone with a BIGGER battery.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 06:52

8. Ceffmhico (Posts: 33; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


Where's the side bezel?

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 07:19

11. vincelongman (Posts: 3976; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


But the bottom bezel is worse than the one on the M7 and iPhones

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 06:53

9. FoneAddict (Posts: 257; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


How big is the battery that is critical! If it has a small battery and has a QHD display then Xiaomi can forget about it!!

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 07:17

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Now companies must follow the bend tests if this would be the trend.

BTW nice specs, now waiting for the price reveal.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 08:00 1

12. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


shut the f**k up haters....you don't like this device?... don't fu*king buy it then.... and please stop those ridiculous comments about build quality.... i am using mi3 and i know how excellent the build quality is....

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 08:17

13. rotkiv3451 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


And it comes with a big 200mah battery

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 08:25

15. vuyonc (Posts: 983; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Lol no thank you. We don't want another Oppo R5.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 08:49

17. greyhulk (Posts: 154; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


Who is asking for thinner and thinner phones? I'm pretty sure most of us would just rather have more battery life. I thought Apple was the only company infected with this fever.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 10:41

18. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


If 810 not available then please put 808 but no 805.

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 01:33

23. paulwesley67 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Jan 2015)


I'm with you Anshulonweb. I don't understand what everyone is griping about here. Are they JEALOUS of Xiaomi??? Are they JEALOUS of the fact that Xaiomi can make a phone BETTER than theirs at about half the price? I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Great phone and small for a 5 inch. But I will also buy a MI3, 64GB. That phone is INCREDIBLE for the price! MUCH faster than my S4, bigger battery and half the price. It also looks great!

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 09:11

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


Screw these anorexic phones...

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