Online retailer leaks almost everything about the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus

The Xiaomi Mi 5 and Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus are expected to be unveiled at around 3am EST Wednesday morning. The unveiling will be held simultaneously in New York, Barcelona and New Delhi. We're sorry to possibly ruin the surprise, but an online retailer has let the cat out of the bag by posting just about everything you might want to know about the two handsets.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 will feature a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.2-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB or 64GB of non-expandable storage. The rear-facing camera weighs in at 16MP, while an 8MP camera graces the front of the phone. Other features include a fingerprint scanner, dual SIM capabilities, Bluetooth 4.0 and support for NFC. MIUI 7 is pre-installed.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus carries a 6-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The pixel density works out to 515ppi, and the phablet is driven by the Snapdragon 820 SoC with an quad-core CPU, and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. The camera combo from back to front is 16MP/8MP, and there is single SIM capabilities. The Mi 5 Plus supports 4G LTE, and MIUI 7 is pre-installed.

It appears that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be offered in at least Black, White and Gold. The 16GB model will cost $499.99, while the 64GB unit is priced at $599.99.

Although there is less than three hours until the official unveiling of the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus, we suggest taking this info with a grain of salt. If you can hold on for just a few more hours, you can get all of the information as soon as it is announced. Or, you can get to sleep and find out first thing in the morning when you check out PhoneArena as your first read of the day.

source: BGR

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Mi 5
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Xiaomi MI UI



13. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Plus version with only 4gb Ram. Where's the 5-6 gb Ram.

11. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

It's not Xiaomi, who set these prices, but a 3rd party online retailer. So the original price must be lower than this. Although, if they don't sell these in Eu/the US officially, then with custom duties these prices will remain. And yes, you mentioned, that you can get an S7 for $50 more with decent support and I would say that too. I bought a Meizu Pro 5 (so I don't know Xiaomi's support) and I sweared, that I will buy a Chinese phone again, whrn they are officially sold in my country. But then I absolutely will, because the best bang for your money-phones are these.

12. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Best bang is RN3P, and M9 which could be bought for 350 euros brend new where i live

9. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

geeee i rather add $100 for S7 with expandable storage, ip68, new camera, superamoled and better xiaomi trying to be Samsung and Apple

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

You forgot the Free Samsung VR Xiaomi must be out of their minds to set a price point this steep, down with them!

8. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Gl with that prices xiaomi, in order someone to buy your phone(high end) it need to be significantly cheaper not measly 100 or 50 usd...if i pay 600 im paying + 50/100 for S7...

7. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

I dont think much of it is true coz i heard they confirmed an FHD screen and not the 2K one and recently they've started giving hybrid slots for memory expansion like the one for Redmi 3 And the price! Wayyyy over than what was expected.......

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

''The 16GB model will cost $499.99'' Hahaha, this is a STEAL.

4. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Xiaomi must gives expandable memory in their phones.Dont understand why Xiaomi and Nexus phones so busy in Copying Apple policy of not giving expandable memories option in their phones.

5. nodes

Posts: 1165; Member since: Mar 06, 2014


3. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Are they coming to US?

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

It really baffles me on why they still make 16Gb non expandable, seriously......????

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Great no need to worry. New xiaomi headphones tho?

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