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Xiaomi Mi5, Xiaomi Mi5 Plus to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820?

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Xiaomi Mi5, Xiaomi Mi5 Plus to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820?
A report published today indicates that Xiaomi will be following in the footsteps of other smartphone manufacturers by offering a regular and premium version of its next flagship phone. The Xiaomi Mi5 and Xiaomi Mi5 Plus won't see the light of day until November, according to the report, and both will feature a full-metal build with a "bezel-less" screen. This dovetails with information that we passed along to you back in March calling for a fourth quarter unveiling of the Mi5.

The report states that the Mi5 and Mi5 Plus will both be powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, which should include a solution to the overheating issues (real or imagined) that have plagued the Snapdragon 810 chipset. The Snapdragon 820 is expected to use the 14nm FinFET process. With the Snapdragon 820 shipping to customers later in the year, the timing might be close but it is possible for Xiaomi to unveil the new phones in November with an early 2016 release in mind.

The Xiaomi Mi5 will feature a 5.2-inch 2.5D glass with a 1440 x 2560 resolution, and it appears that Xiaomi will offer two variants of the phone. One will carry 3GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage, while the other will feature 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of internal memory. A 16MP camera adorns the back of the unit, and a fingerprint scanner is included. It is all powered by the 3000mAh battery that comes with the model. The device will measure just 6.1mm thick, slimmer than the 6.9mm Apple iPhone 6.

The Xiaomi Mi5 Plus will be equipped with a 6-inch, 1440 x 2560 resolution glass with 4GB of RAM offered on all variants. A 20MP rear camera will be aboard.

Perhaps Xiaomi will consider this pair strong enough to lead the company's long rumored expansion into North America and Europe. For now, it is all speculation. Speaking of which, the Xiaomi Mi5 is rumored to come priced at the equivalent of $371 USD.


source: Gazx.org (translated) via XiaomiToday

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posted on 07 Jun 2015, 10:52 20

1. waddup121 (unregistered)


The 810 was a big fail this year, let's hope the 820 can fix that.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 12:59 3

17. neela_akaash (Posts: 1184; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


6 inch Mi 5 doesn't makes sense while they already have the 5.7 inch Mi Note line-up.... this Mi 5 plus's leak is stupid.....

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 10:52 14

2. Supraman21 (Posts: 323; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


So how can this phone be slimmer than the iPhone 6 and smaller than an LG G3 but they can still fit a 3000mah battery inside? It really makes me think how manufacturers are skimping us on battery size just so they can just put in a larger one next year to say they "Improved".

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 13:04 2

20. HighOnAndroidFTW (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)


Your very correct there my man. They won't show all their cards so the keep giving us a sip while having the next generation already lined up on paper and ready.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 17:51

30. Simona (unregistered)


on pictures is thick so i dont believe . P8 is 6,4

posted on 08 Jun 2015, 10:36

35. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


They are not doing that also man. Look at LG G2-3000Mah, G3-3000Mah, G4-3000Mah. Don't know why :(

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 11:05 5

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (limited) (Posts: 1133; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Looking forward to this
Proud Xiaomi user

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 11:09

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


There multitasking is pain in the neck. Its not as effevive as vanilla android or sense or tw.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 13:00 2

18. neela_akaash (Posts: 1184; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


You must be using Redmi 1S or Redmi 2..... try their Mi Note Pro(not Redmi Note). Just feels super great...

posted on 08 Jun 2015, 00:31

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


Had used mi3. And using it as standby device because of its good battery life.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 11:23 2

5. CAMBODIANPATRIOT (banned) (Posts: 226; Member since: 10 May 2015)


cheap phones never be good quality. hope someday they ban this sub-standard products out of the world to secure safety

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 11:34 22

7. TheHitman1982 (Posts: 71; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Have you ever owned a Xiaomi? I didnt think so. Just because something is cheaper doesn't mean it's worse. Have you ever thought that maybe other "mainstream" manufacturers are just charging you more to put more money in their pockets? More expensive doesn't mean More quality.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 12:33 19

10. Ordinary (Posts: 2316; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


He is an iTard so expensive=better

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 14:22 2

25. MySchizoBuddy (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


he could also be a SamTard where expensive = better as well

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 17:49

29. Simona (unregistered)


Hahaha niiicee new iWord .. :DDD iTaaard lov it :PP

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 12:39 6

12. raky_b (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


hahahahahha....and one more time hahahhahaha
dude, first tell me what is cheap fo you, and then is there 99 or 98% of "others", which you call sub-standard!?
not everyone need best spec and best quallity, but to say that cheaper is not good, it's stupid.
just take 1+, Xiaomi, Meizu... and comapare it to let say SGS5 quality, and you will realise how wrong you are

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 12:43 8

15. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Worst quality too value prize goes to iPhone 6/6plus

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 12:40 3

14. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


If you think that lower price phones means bad quality you are a total idiot and i mean it.
I don't think any phones (not the premium edition ones) cost anything beyond 300$.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 13:03 1

19. neela_akaash (Posts: 1184; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Just kick this idiot out of here..

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 11:25

6. Guaire (Posts: 517; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Sounds like BS.

I don't think SD820 will be ready at November. Most probably it could be launched Q3 with SD810. Considering Note Pro, price could be beginning from $400.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 13:07

21. HighOnAndroidFTW (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)


Dunno they might just go with the decacore media TEK. But I don't think they're dumb enough to go with snap 810.it was rushed and a failure. It either A) over heats bad at medium loads. Or B) is throttled so bad to avoid over heating that is slow (compared to the competition)

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 16:29

27. Ruturaj (Posts: 1329; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Looking at geekbench scores, Snapdragon 810 appears slower than Snapdragon 808.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 20:15

31. Guaire (Posts: 517; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


I saw Mediatek's roadmap. First samples of Helio X20 will be ready at December. That means first devices contain it should be ready at Q1 2016.

Anyway Xiaomi choose Qualcomm over Mediatek because of protecting umbrella with it's own patents.

I don't think they can wait for SD820 because Mi4 is already too old.

Maybe Qualcomm could have sort out SD810's problems. Xiaomi says they are implementing SD810 v2.1 in Mi Note Pro.

Or they can go to SD808 route like LG. Also if they choose SD808 they can able to make it cheap like previous Mi flagships.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 11:48

8. Tizo101 (Posts: 395; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


"The device will measure just 6.1mm thick, slimmer than the 6.9mm Apple iPhone 6"

I don't understand where the iPhone 6 fits in this article. It's not the thinnest in the world, hence not a reference and I doubt that everyone has seen it (me being one of those people)... but anyway who cares.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 12:45 1

16. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


IPhones cut the battery for thinness it's slimmer than iPhone yet have more battery than 6 plus.
And iphone is a known name lets say do you know the thinnest phone well i don't.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 13:38 2

22. Awalker (Posts: 1498; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The info about the iPhone seems randomly placed there. They simply could have said the device will measure 6.1mm in thickness.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 14:20 3

23. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Don't be surprised in every article PA will find a way to insert apple. After all its iPA.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 14:22 2

24. Ordinary (Posts: 2316; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Yea even though there are bunch of other slimmer phones iPhonearena puts iPhone in article lol

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 14:24

26. MySchizoBuddy (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


majority of the articles on PA are about android. Simply because there are lots more android devices.

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 16:30 2

28. Ruturaj (Posts: 1329; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


And there's lots more happening in android world (OS, launcher, applications, mods, different OEM products).

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 12:19

9. medicci37 (Posts: 1276; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Apparently you do lol

posted on 07 Jun 2015, 22:07

32. Tricell1991 (Posts: 75; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


And Sammy fanboy will glance at xiaomi becuz china industries can do everything more than south korea industries. :p :p :p

posted on 08 Jun 2015, 05:31

34. Nate. (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jun 2015)


That pricing tho'

posted on 08 Jun 2015, 13:01

36. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


pl0x can i have this in 5"? same specs?

why is it so hard to find flagship specs in a 5" chassis these days :(

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