Is this the long-awaited Xiaomi Mi 5? (UPDATE)

Is the thin-bezeled phone in this picture the long-awaited Xiaomi Mi 5?

Is the thin-bezeled phone in this picture the long-awaited Xiaomi Mi 5?


UPDATE 1: In November 2014, we showed you a leaked image purportedly showing off a bezel-less Xiaomi Mi 5. The device being assembled in the picture below looks very similar to the one in the photo that accompanied Friday's story.

UPDATE 2: It appears this image has been present on Xiaomi's site for quite a while now, and is designed to promote the company's smart lamp. In that case, we'd consider it not to depict the Mi 5.

It has been 17 months since the Xiaomi Mi 4 flagship was unveiled. The Xiaomi faithful have been waiting patiently for the sequel, which has been long in coming compared to Sony, which seems to roll out a new flagship every time the seasons change. Just the other day, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun noted that the company takes 12-18 months to develop its flagship phones. There also has been speculation that the company was waiting for Qualcomm to start shipping the Snapdragon 820 chipset.

As we told you late last month, analyst Pan Jiutang expects the Mi 5 to be launched in February. If he is right, we are only two months away from the release of Xiaomi's new flagship handset. We have heard so many rumors about what features we might see with the Mi 5; to whet our appetites even more, CEO Jun has been using the Mi 5 as his daily driver, and says that the phone is amazing.

That leads us to a picture posted on the company's Weibo site that could be our first real look at the model. The picture shows a handset flashing very-thin bezels. And while the phone does have a resemblance to the Xiaomi Mi Note, the latter sports thicker bezels.

Besides the photograph, we also have word that the phone's display will carry Synaptics ClearForce technology, which is similar to ForceTouch. The rest of the rumored specs include a 5.2-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. As we noted, the Snapdragon 820 SoC should be under the hood, with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM will be inside, along with 64GB of internal storage. The rear-facing camera will be 21MP with an 8MP front-facing snapper for selfies and video chats.

If this picture is showing us Xiaomi's next flagship model, the Mi 5 will have the looks to go along with its top-shelf specs and value pricing.

via GizmoChina

Leaked image from a November 2014 PhoneArena story showed off a bezel-less Xiaomi Mi 5

Leaked image from a November 2014 PhoneArena story showed off a bezel-less Xiaomi Mi 5


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Mi 5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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39 Comments

1. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Looks Legit.. And premium, Xiaomi seems a force to reckon with..

10. Acer_Predator unregistered

it is already old.. xiaomi SUCKS

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You are obviously someone who hasn't used a xiaomi flagship.

29. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

this updated image of the front panel is definitely from the upcoming Mi5....

31. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It really is!

32. engineer-1701d unregistered

looks like a old htc m7

2. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

1080p please.

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

1080p isn't a key selling point anymore.

19. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

For me, it is.

30. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1186; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Sadly its TRUE.. @shahrooz we are in minority

4. pp007

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

This luks lyk mi note pro..

5. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

I dont think I want a note pro based on this comment. Apparently the keyboard is totally messed up.

16. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Nothing wrong with my Note Pro. Plus I'm using Google Keyboard with no issues.

6. HtPsycho

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I think I'm going to get one of these Chinese phone finally.

9. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I've bought a MEIZU PRO 5 I'm waiting for shipping :)

24. yikeees

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

please let me know once u gets it and better tell me about it once its a week since u been using :D i want to know about the performance !

7. HtPsycho

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I think I'm going to get one of these Chinese phone finally.

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2304; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Call me biased, but I would never purchase from a company like this. These are one of those types of phones that you play with on display and then look at something else. Quality =/= specsheet

11. Guaire

Posts: 848; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Biased.

12. kozza3

Posts: 771; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

You're totally biased bro

15. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Try actually using one before commenting.

25. AsterMK

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Biased. This is the type of phone you play with on display, purchase and never get a smartphone from any other brand again because they're better than their competitors at half the price. You call one of the best selling smartphone brands in the world "from a company like this"? Again, biased. Source: I own a Xiaomi device and it's been a tremendous eye-opener.

13. niteshdalvi9960

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

do we really need 1440 in 5"2 1020 is best...... atlist for power cunsm tho....

17. iialparslan

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

I think it's just Xiaomi MI Note. If you look carefully it's bottom camera part and right side buttons are same with MI Note

18. faha1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Its front look like iphone.

20. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

These days everything looks like iPhones. Even my servant's new underwears look like iPhones.

22. shijuv

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 09, 2015

Hahahaha... Good one neela_akaash

36. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Why are you checking-out your servants underwear

37. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Even my used condoms looks like iPhones....

27. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Nearly all of Chinese OEMs' phones look like iPhones. It's been so ever since.

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