New low to mid-range Xiaomi phone gets TENAA approval

New low to mid-range Xiaomi phone gets TENAA approval
On September 27th, Xiaomi is expected to introduce one or two new high-end handsets. One faction believes that this will be the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, while others point to a message board response allegedly from Xiaomi that says those two models don't exist. Those in this camp believe that we will soon see the Xiaomi Mi Note S instead.

We might never learn which group is right until September 27th, but in the meantime we can tell you that a new Xiaomi phone has been certified by China's TENAA regulatory agency. Xiaomi 2016051 is the model number of this handset, and if this is the lone device unveiled on Tuesday, there is going to be a lot of disappointment. The specs indicate that this device is a low to mid-range unit.

The phone certified by TENAA carries a 5-inch TFT screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The 2GHz deca-core CPU driving the unit practically screams out that MediaTek's Helio X20 or Helio X25 chipset is under the hood. The graphics chip will be the Mali-T880 running at 780MHz or 850Mhz. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of expandable internal storage. A 32GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage. Underneath the rear camera, you will find a fingerprint scanner.

A 13MP camera can be found on the back of this device, with a 5MP snapper in front for selfies and video chats. Keeping the lights on is a nice sized 4000mAh battery, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed.

As usual, TENAA has left us with a series of photos for you to check out. Feel free to do so by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: TENAA (translated)



1. Loveneesh

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

5inch +Helio = redmi 4 MediaTek version. May be redmi 4 pro.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

TFT LCD? Nah, not good! But considering Xiaomi's cheap price tags, it's hard to complain.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it's most likely IPS TFT LCD, or just people just call it IPS nowadays (but its still TFT technically, ask google for more detail) since their ancient low-end (the 1st redmi) already use IPS

3. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

The RedMi Note Pro recently came out with no campaign to promote it's launch and that is better than this phone. The S will be something special, not this.

4. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Actually their site clearly shows 3D Ceramic back (says so in Chinese): It's going to be their flagship product.

5. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

It also has the Antutu score 164119!

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014


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