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Alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 images, benchmark scores leak out

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Alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 images, benchmark scores leak out
The Mi 5, the next flagship of China's growing superstar phone maker Xiaomi, is expected to get officially unveiled in just three days on January 15th at an event in Beijing, but details including real-life images and performance benchmarks of the handset have leaked out ahead of the announcement.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is depicted as a visually largely unchanged device: the front camera is moved a bit further to the center of the phone, but all else is practically the same. The notable change is said to be in the hugely reduced thickness, though, as we've heard rumors of a razor thin 5.1mm body. The Mi 5 is allegedly also featuring a slightly larger than before 5.2-inch display with the same 1080 x 1920-pixel Full HD resolution. Keep in mind that we've heard contradicting reports about the screen of this next Xiaomi flagship, some claiming that the device could be equipped with a Quad HD display. We tend to believe the former rather than the latter - after all, it's been just half a year since Xiaomi released the Mi 4, and we expect a modest upgrade rather than something more.

Under the hood, the same Snapdragon 801 system chip is providing the brainpower. Switch over to the back, one can see the plastic back cover which tends to attract a lot of fingerprint smudges. There is now also a dual-LED flash for the rear camera (a 13-megapixel shooter is expected), a feature that would contribute to the more accurate white balance of low-lit photos.

Finally, the AnTuTu scores of the handset have also leaked out showing that it will indeed be a great performer, scoring at the top of benchmark ranks.

All of those changes do suggest that what we're seeing is an evolution of the Mi 4 rather than a completely new phone. And while rumors still persist with the Xiaomi Mi 5 name, we would not be surprised if the company decides to call this a Mi 4s of sorts. The upcoming Xiaomi flagship is rumored to sell for an full retail price of around $370 (2299 yuan).

source: IT168 (translated)

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posted on 13 Jan 2015, 02:25 1

1. Ghost04 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 May 2014)

I prefer Meizu MX4 then this .

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 02:55 1

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

Definitely Mi 4S, a minor upgrade like this won't be the Mi 5. But still, the phone looks good though.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 02:56

3. Anshulonweb (Posts: 434; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

it is more of mi4s than mi5.... xiaomi should have priced it same as mi4 and lower the price of mi4....i hope that happens....

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 03:36

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

They should launch the dual SIM versions of this phones in India.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 02:58

4. Diezparda (Posts: 879; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)

Xiaomi mi4 and this might copy/inspired by iPhone a lot but i am willingly to buy this if they offer good specs and performance. I am not a brand minded user, i don't want to waste money on iP 6 because 4.7" kinda small while 6 plus screen to body ratio was ridiculous.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 03:00

5. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)

Chinese phones are ugly as always...This is what would happen if companies, which don't know how to make a proper smartphones, copied iOS looks and feels and sold poor-made iCopies as the original ones.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 03:33

6. Guaire (Posts: 735; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)

That's even not deserved Mi4s name.

Could be a hoax.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 03:36

7. lpratas (banned) (Posts: 398; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

Here they say that the soc it's Snapdragon 801. In GSMArena say that the Soc it's Snapdragron 805 with 3GB of ram and QHD display. After all who talks the true?

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