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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9 Comments

1. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

PA spreading rumour by calling it a rumour XD

2. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 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 http://postimg.org/image/5hp1c7knl/ Anyone know what those numbers are? 2778 666 60369 A: 2486 or 2436 B: 608

3. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

All fake news.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

6. goldentopman

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 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.

7. Luciferbui

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Xiaomi is ok, their product is very good

8. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

9. goldentopman

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 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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