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Your prayers answered - the Xiaomi Mi 5 is coming this February, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 inside

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Your prayers answered - the Xiaomi Mi 5 is coming this February, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 inside

Is your very soul trembling with excitement about the Xiaomi Mi 5? We certainly understand if so, for the Chinese smartphone maker's next big thing has spent an unusually long time in the kitchen, getting fans of the brand more than a little riled up! Even though the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro did a banger of a job posing as the company's flagship handsets throughout 2015, we all know that it will be the Mi 5 and not anything less that will define Xiaomi's smartphone maker identity this year. And if anyone knows this better than we do, it is the Chinese powerhouse itself, which explains why the Mi 5 won't be spending a minute longer than it needs to in the making state!

Prick up your ears now, for Mr. Liwan Jiang, co-founder and VP of Xiaomi, has finally proclaimed the magic words in his personal Weibo account. "The Xiaomi Mi 5 with the latest Snapdragon 820 processor is ready and in volume production. It will be released after the Spring Festival to have enough time for stocking up." Clarifying where it's due, Spring Festival stands for China's Lunar New Year. The People's Republic is about to enter 2016 on February 8, which means the Mi 5 will be announced (and possibly released) in early February.

The Mi 5 won't be a lone star in the Chinese skyline.

In case you're not familiar with the Xiaomi Mi5's rumored features and spec sheet, here's a brief recap of what to expect. Donning a full metal jacket to the party, the smartphone is a confirmed Qualcomm Snapdragon 820-powered device that's also expected to have a 5.2-inch Quad-HD resolution screen, 3 or 4GB of RAM memory, at least 32GB of eMMC storage, a 16MP camera at the back, a heavy-duty 13MP front cam, and a 3600mAh battery that gets speedily filled up with the built-in Quick Charge technology.

But even with such beastly prowess, the Mi5 won't be a lone star in the Chinese sky, for the competition has already primed itself for battle. Mere hours ago, Letv announced the Le Max Pro, a 5.5-incher of the same breed that also features a premium build, much of the same hi-end hardware, and Qualcomm's Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint scanner — all of that at a similarly aggressive price point. It will be a duel to the death between those two, we reckon!


source: Liwan Jiang (Weibo) via Android Central

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posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:15 7

1. Sidewinder (Posts: 412; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Is that a Galaxy??

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:20 1

13. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


It's photoshopped Mi Note.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:19 7

2. Rydsmith (Posts: 525; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Galaxy mi6.

Guess it got tiresome copying Apple.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:03 1

11. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


And HTC some shapes too

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:08

12. neela_akaash (Posts: 1118; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


that's just a smaller version of their own flagship Mi Note Pro....

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:52 1

22. SenorThrottles (Posts: 276; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


The home button makes it look like a samsung phone

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:20

14. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


It's photoshopped Mi Note.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:19 3

3. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1204; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


That button kinda ruins it's design IMO.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:08

6. ibend (Posts: 3816; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


agree, reducing bottom and top bezel will make this one look a lot better..
look like they got lazy to design back side, it look so ugly, even their redmi series look alot better from back

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:20

15. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


It's photoshopped Mi Note.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:26 3

4. GreenMan (limited) (Posts: 1016; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Ah! The Xiaomi or "Show-me" as you pronounce it...

That thing looks like a Samsung Galaxy, and The MIUI (< The 'Touchwiz of Xiaomi) looks like iOS...

Chinese cloning at its finest, anyone?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:09 1

21. pp007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


Have you ever seen mi note/notepro's design.. These handsets were unveiled before galaxy s6/s6 edge.. So actually Samsung had done a great job of copying of xiaomi's design..

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:55

23. SenorThrottles (Posts: 276; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


The front of the phone looks like every Galaxy phone released since 2013...

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:29 5

5. joeytaylor (Posts: 419; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Samsung and iphone had a baby

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:29

7. Intrepid_wiz (Posts: 28; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


Exactly this is what happens when the Galaxy S6 makes love to an iPhone 6

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:20

8. xperiaZlover (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


I kind of like the design although it is a Samsung and iPhone design copy.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:21

16. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


It's photoshopped render, not Mi5.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:48

9. biagnosis (Posts: 33; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Whose prayer? I didn't pray for this. lmao

#XiaomiTheMoney

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:51

10. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


what are the Xiaomi's markets? Asia and US only?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:21

17. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Just Asia.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:46

19. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1514; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


As far as I am aware you can get it in Europe too. Not sure if it is official but it is rather easy at least.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:09

20. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Xiaomi is stealing patents that's why there's no official sales outside Asia.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:23

18. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Noone said it's coming in February! March is after February 8th as well.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 20:06

24. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 801; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


May be this is also based on kitkat...http://www.phonearena.com/news/Xiaomi-starts-pushing-out-MIUI-7.1-new-build-still-based-on-KitKat_id77181
Crazy xiaomi

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 21:37

25. Fire5 (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


All Chinese smartphone with Snapdragon 820 in Q1, which is boring Android in Q1

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 00:04

26. TrevorB1 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


I think I will stick with the Samsung phone I already have. This design looks quite similar to Samsung Galaxy. I do like though that you can choose the amount of RAM to amount of internal storage though!

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 01:48

27. xchatter (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


We are already sick of this design present in 789395783479854739 Samsung devices. Xiaomi is stepping back. :/

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