Alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 design leaks out, side bezels begone

Alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 design leaks out, side bezels begone
Just three years after its first phone, Xiaomi is now the third most profitable handset maker, after Apple and Samsung, and the fourth-largest, that's why when it starts prepping a new flagship, we are all ears. Building on the success of the Mi 4, the company is on the verge of releasing its successor, the Mi 5, and the alleged design just leaked out.

Done in the trendy bezel-less side style, the Xiaomi Mi 5 looks like a very thin and comparatively elongated handset, which bodes well for its one-handed operation. As for the rest of the specs, the only rumors circulating right now are for a Quad HD panel, Snapdragon 805 chipset and 3 GB of RAM, but, given that the Mi 5 will likely be announced next year, these could already be expected. In any case, it is shaping up to be a blockbuster handset again, especially if Xiaomi outs it around cost again, and earn margins after the component prices start going down, as is habitual for the company already.

source: iLevon (Weibo)

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29 Comments

1. Scarambay unregistered

Looks strikingly similar to HTC One (M7). The designs of both Mi 4 and Mi 5 are appealing to me unlike Mi 3.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Missing the front facing speakers More like the BlackBerry Z10 or Oppo Find 3, which were also released before the M7

15. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

It looks alot like Z30 white colour

9. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Except the 6 mm side bezels on the M7 (got a M7, this pisses me off a lot)... I keep for the audio output and awesome build, M8 too fat, need a 5,2 in the body of the M7.

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well this still has bezels but they just colored them black so next to an off screen you can't see them.

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Now blame these pics as a copy of Apple.... Hail Xiaomi.

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

This specific one is more like a HTC M series copy. I havent seen a single phone from Xiaomi with their own unique design.

22. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

May i have the pic of the htc phone with such a bezel-less screen.....

24. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 2013

Nice try. It may be different but you CAN see some design ideas were used by HTC. (not saying that's a bad thing, it looks great, just not original)

3. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Finally done with that big area of waste space where The Button was? Good for them. I'm wondering how much more tens of iterations before Apple decide do do the same...

5. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Huawei Mate 7 ripoff

18. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

the mate 7 still looks better, one of best looking phablets in my opinion. just out of my price range

6. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Unless its a 6inch phone, this news is fake.

7. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

I guess with company like xiaomi, it doesn't need to care much about sticking to a design parameters, therfore can do whatever they like, no bezel on the sides, qHD screen and what not...there bound to be a lot of consumer who like to have a cheaper phone with great specs.

8. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Mi3 had a best design

19. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

mi 3 is too square,otherwise the looks ok,cost not bad for 64 gb version

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Mi4 looks better than this IMO.

11. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

I'm wondering what it will look like with a case on!?

13. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Mi3 - copy Nokia Mi4 - copy iPhone Mi5 - copy HTC One Mi don't have any originality.

20. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

how does this look like the htc one, do you even know what the htc one looks like. Open your eyes or get a pair of glasses

14. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Good they are deviating from iPhone design. Not too shabby at all.

17. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

I expect more from xiaomi now that they have more funds. Not the facebook phone or alibaba firephone wanna be.

21. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

seems like a stretched Z10 in white :/

23. JohnWest

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

All design languages were pretty much used by current phone manufacturers so it is not surprising that another phone will have a resemblance with any of the existing ones. With the number of phones available today, any design that Xiaomi will come up to will just look similar to any of the phones today. I don't want a phone which sacrifices comfort just to look original. (maybe triangle-shaped? thick bezel? camera under? power button in front?)

25. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

All Android devices are the same now. No bezels and huge screen. 3 year old Qualcomm trash powering them sluggishly. Lollipop is locked down and GApps are closed source. Android is toast. Opens Source has been tamed and Android has been monetized fully by Google. Next OS please.

28. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Chinese makers like things thin don't they? Then bezels, then side frames...wonder whats next?

30. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Only a screen. Conductive audio. On screen buttons. Bigger screen and thinner every iteration. Every device looks exactly the same. Android's future.

31. akshayguptahere

Posts: 4; Member since: May 25, 2014

Well people here are quite annoyed with Xiaomi without even using it!! I hv been using mi3 since last 3 months and i am quite sure, it is not a copy of Samsung/apple/htc etc etc!! If it would have been a copy, it could have hanged bt it didn't! I am satisfied ( happy) with its performance, display, build, camera, sound, touch, call quality, NOISE CANCELLATION, UI, regular updates, In built security features, heavy customisation, Themes and wallpapers update... and other countless features! I AM SURE, I"LL BE BUYING MI4, MI5, MI6 as soon as it comes and not only me but other Xiaomi users will also do the same! Very rare samsung/htc/sony user says this bt I AM SURE ABOUT WHAT I SAID!! so please, if ur company is not giving u everything u want, stop criticising OTHER BRANDS!! XIAOMI IS GIVING ME EVERYTHING AND I AM SURE, ITS NOT A COPY!!!

32. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Its totally similar to Huawei Mate7. Bloody Xiaomi, LOL

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