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Xiaomi to reveal its Snapdragon 820-powered Mi5 flagship in November?

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Xiaomi to reveal its Snapdragon 820-powered Mi5 flagship in November?
Weibo leakster Leaksfly published alleged details around Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi's upcoming flagship smartphone, the Mi5. According to his sources, the hot-shot handset will be announced in early November this year. It will come rocking Qualcomm's late-2015 premium silicon, the Snapdragon 820, in addition to a 5.5-inch Quad-HD resolution display, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, a 16 or 20MP main camera, a fingerprint reader, USB-C, and all that at just 5.1mm of thickness.

Moreover, the Snapdragon 820 SoC could allow Xiaomi to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint identification system, which has the advantage of not needing a capacitive sensor or a button present anywhere on the device's body to function.

The leakster claims that the November date was decided upon because of Qualcomm's SoC roadmap. Initially, Xiaomi looked towards a summer release for the Mi5, but then decided to wait for the American chip maker's next best thing in order to challenge the domestic competition with a specs-intensive smartphone that offers the absolute best in 2015 mobile technology - unless 4K-resolution screens happen, that is. Either way, the Mi5 will go on sale before the end of the year, which is certainly a nice way to send the past 12 months off with a bang.

Summer will be a busy season for Xiaomi, still, as the company will make an effort to stay afloat in the market with the interim Xiaomi Mi4s, a revision of its last-year flagship smartphone that comes updated with the Snapdragon 810 SoC and a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, among other incremental improvements. This phone could be eventually unveiled on July 15.

source: Mobile Dad (Translated)

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posted on 27 May 2015, 07:08

1. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


That's not going to happen. Mi series is mainstream flagship, not phablets.

posted on 27 May 2015, 07:43 2

6. kobainez (Posts: 427; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


da da da evrything is inferior to u except samdung galaxy s sh1t

posted on 27 May 2015, 08:13 7

9. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Dafuq did I just read.

Did you even read my comment

posted on 27 May 2015, 08:44 5

10. JMartin22 (Posts: 1901; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


He has "Mindless Samsung Hater" syndrome. Symptoms include foaming out the mouth and injecting Samsung in conversations it's not relevant in.

posted on 27 May 2015, 13:20

25. neela_akaash (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


I don't want this to be 5.5 incher. I really think they should stick to 5 inch screen and develop a better successor to Mi Note series with 5.7 inch or may be higher(if they manage to keep it with better screen to body ratio)

posted on 27 May 2015, 09:55

22. waddup121 (unregistered)


lol oh sh*t

posted on 27 May 2015, 07:11

2. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


Since when is the Mi series phablets? .... Oh boy, Overheating 2.0.

posted on 27 May 2015, 08:49 1

11. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


how do you figure, when the 820 is supposed to be on Samsung's 14nm Finfet process?

Let that register for a sec: Samsung is going to be making this chip for Qualcomm on the same process that they made their own Exynos chip that's in the Galaxy S6

posted on 27 May 2015, 17:29

27. jalebi2000 (Posts: 176; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


810 used stock arm cores, where as the 820 uses custom cores, so performance will be boss, and use little power

posted on 27 May 2015, 07:14 6

3. mawhob2222 (Posts: 219; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Also xperia z4 is coming with snapdragon 820 (September)

posted on 27 May 2015, 07:17

4. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Nothing in september is coming out with SD 820. The first phones coming with 820 will ship in Q1 2016, not before.

posted on 27 May 2015, 07:31

5. bur60 (Posts: 833; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


U can't say that for sure, QC was prepping to release 820 after august

posted on 27 May 2015, 08:59

14. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


QC was prepping for sampling it after August. Sampling isn't the same as releasing, not even close. Those samples will reach OEMs, OEMs will test it and decide to put it or not in their next products. After that, the product is finalized and released.

In short, you won't get a SD 820 phone before December 2015 or Q1 2016.

posted on 27 May 2015, 09:17

18. Heisenberg (Posts: 86; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


Off topic bro

What colour is ur s6 edge?
What colour is the best?
Leant some colours allows touches of hands to stain and stay on it?

Mind if u pls throw a lil more light cos I do wanna buy the phone soonest

posted on 27 May 2015, 09:40

19. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I have an S6, not the edge.

Anyway, I have the black variant. I got that because it's the only color that doesn't look boring and at the same time isn't too much blingy or 'gay'.

posted on 27 May 2015, 09:47

20. Heisenberg (Posts: 86; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


Thanks for the response. lol at the gay talk. Does ur fone stain due to fingers

posted on 27 May 2015, 09:49

21. Heisenberg (Posts: 86; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


At the back with touches I meant

posted on 27 May 2015, 10:57

23. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Nah, not much.

posted on 30 May 2015, 11:20

29. Heisenberg (Posts: 86; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


Thanks need yuor help again my friend

pls i need your help friends Whats the difference between SM G925 and SM G925f? A friend bought SM G925 from Dubai for me to be used in Africa(Nigeria)? SM G925f is the model been sold here.

Can the phone be used here without unlocking?
Would it be region locked?
Would it be differnt from SM G925f?
Would i encounter problems using it?
Would there be support(on xda and other sites for it?
Would i receive timely updates from Samsung directly?

Pls i do really need you to help out with answers asap as he is coming home on Monday

Thanks loads

posted on 30 May 2015, 11:42

30. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


All variants should receive updates. The difference between units is only the radio and supported LTE bands.

I for example, have a G920i. The G920i supports TDD-LTE which is the LTE in my country.

So check the compatibility with your carrier LTE bands. Everything else should be the same.

About region lock, you can get it unlocked from Samsung store in 2 minutes if it's locked :)

posted on 30 May 2015, 12:16

31. Heisenberg (Posts: 86; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


thanks my frriend, you are wonderful.
I just spoke with an agent and they seem not to understand my grammer. Its really a shame. Tho we have strong 3G signals and they lie about LTE tho.

Will it get support from xda(roots, roms and tweaks). I always tweak my phones.

Pls What do you suggest bro?

posted on 27 May 2015, 08:09 3

7. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


I really hope that the Xperia Z4 will come with S820 AND 1080p screen...no need for QHD

posted on 27 May 2015, 08:54

13. janno (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


Only if it uses a 1080p panel from 2015. Sony has been using the same 1080p panel since 2012, which means ZERO power improvements on the display side in newer phones.

posted on 27 May 2015, 09:04

16. bur60 (Posts: 833; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Not true, the ips on z3 uses less power, but the ips on the Z2 had perfect colour representation.

posted on 27 May 2015, 20:53

28. rency0722 (Posts: 155; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Yes, Z2 may have perfect colour representation but it lacks brightness in outdoor viewing... That's where Z3's display was corrected.

posted on 27 May 2015, 09:13 1

17. mixedfish (Posts: 1152; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Looks like someone didn't bother to look up the reviews for the phones. How else did the Z3+ achieve the same battery life with a smaller battery?

posted on 27 May 2015, 08:13

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


Always had trouble with the name of this brand it's really confusing.

posted on 27 May 2015, 08:52

12. janno (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


We're only a few months away from Snapdragon 820 shipping yet there's surprisingly little information about it from Qualcomm so far. I wonder if it's because they think that even more people will hold off on buying Snapdragon 810-powered devices if they make anything public about it.

posted on 27 May 2015, 09:00

15. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


The SD820 can't get here soon enough for Qualcomm. The SD810 has been horrible in terms of public perception (and real performance issues--a la overheating)

posted on 27 May 2015, 12:28 1

24. Galaxy_Apple (Posts: 91; Member since: 24 May 2015)


and 820 won't fare any better , SD hype is dying down , read on the history of SD they always throttle this time they messed up even more.
hope samsung sticks to Exynos , it's a superior chip in every regard.

posted on 27 May 2015, 14:27

26. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


I'm waiting for sd830.

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