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Rumor: Xiaomi Mi5 could have a sapphire display

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Rumor: Xiaomi Mi5 could have a sapphire display

Apparently, what we’re seeing above is Xiaomi’s next flagship smartphone, which could be called Mi5, or Mi4s. While this image was spotted earlier today, we now have more (unconfirmed) details about the upcoming handset.

According to DigiTimes and undisclosed industry sources in China, Xiaomi may want to use sapphire to protect the display of the Mi5. At the same time, DigiTimes notes that, if Xiaomi will indeed go ahead with this plan, it could have difficulties in securing enough sapphire displays, as the current production capacity is too low to meet the demand.

As previously reported, the screen of the new handset could be a 5.7-inch one with 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). Other features may include a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 20.7 MP rear camera.

Back in August, we heard that Xiaomi would use sapphire for the display of a limited edition handset - intending to manufacture only 50,000 units. So maybe the Mi5 will have two versions: a regular one, and a premium one with sapphire display. We could find out more about this in early January at CES 2015, when Xiaomi might officially announce the Mi5.

Some manufacturers have already released smartphones with sapphire displays. Just recently, Kyocera launched the rugged Brigadier in the US, while Huawei introduced an upgraded version of its Ascend P7.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 23 Dec 2014, 22:48 3

1. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)

PA spreading rumour by calling it a rumour XD

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 22:57 4

2. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

Proportionally to the camera's hot shoe dimensions the display seems to be 5.2"
H 13,6 - 14,2 cm and W 6,6 - 6,9 cm
The sides seem to be metallic: it appears to have 4 plastic gaps


Anyone know what those numbers are?
A: 2486 or 2436
B: 608

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 23:17

3. Bondurant (Posts: 573; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

All fake news.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 23:40

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

Following same Apple strategy, and at the end it won't give Sapphire displays. :P

posted on 24 Dec 2014, 01:58

5. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

This company is already breaking even or not making any money with each product sold. Incorporating Sapphire as a material component will send them into the deep red with every device sold.

posted on 24 Dec 2014, 03:50 3

6. goldentopman (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Dec 2014)

Honestly, I do not trust phone made by CHINA because of the dishonest nature of Chinese manufacturers. They may include some spy programs in their smartphones.

posted on 24 Dec 2014, 04:14 1

7. Luciferbui (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)

Xiaomi is ok, their product is very good

posted on 24 Dec 2014, 05:45

8. greenelektron (Posts: 537; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)

Using sapphire will make this very expensive. So don't.

posted on 24 Dec 2014, 22:55

9. goldentopman (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Dec 2014)

Stupid idea! Only fools will own such a phone because of its high prices. many new phones come out every year. No one will use an outdated sapphire display phone unless it is made of gold and diamond.

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