Xiaomi Mi 5 coming exclusively with Snapdragon 820, says analyst, no royalties dispute with Qualcomm

Xiaomi Mi 5 coming exclusively with Snapdragon 820, says analyst, no royalties dispute with Qualcomm
Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 5 has been one of the best kept secrets this season, as there haven't been many firm rumors about its purported specs, price or release date just yet. Granted, there is some speculation on the eventual 5.2" screen size, or rumors going back and forth if it will sport a Snapdragon 820 or Helio X20 chipset, but that's about it.

As if to clarify the processing power a bit more, CEO Kevin Wang of the research firm IHS dispelled the rumor that Xiaomi is having royalty quarrels with Qualcomm, hence may be shipping with a Helio X20. Those rumors were circling the Chinese blogosphere recently, but the analyst said there are no beefs between Xiaomi and Qualcomm, and the Mi 5 is on track to ship exclusively with Snapdragon 820. Qualcomm is an early investor in Xiaomi, after all, so it wasn't exactly clear how could the two companies have a spat about patents anyway. Earlier today we saw a purported Xiaomi Mi 5, codenamed as Gemini, leak in the Geekbench database with Qualcomm's MSM8996 onboard, which is none other than Snapdragon 820. 

When the 820 was being unveiled yesterday, Qualcomm's marketing chief said that its fastest chipset to date has won more than 60 device designs that will carry it, but they are all coming early next year, so maybe the rumored December 3rd announcement date for the Mi 5 won't pan out in that case, or the actual release could be closer to the Chinese New Year in the beginning of February. In any case, the Mi 5 is shaping up to be one of the first phones with Snapdragon 820, which alone can give it a head start then.

source: GizmoChina

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11 Comments

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

The 820 and those beefy specs for less than $400... what the heck of a deal!!!

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not only that, as a previous owner of a xiaomi phone, I would say that the experience is great for their price tag.

9. markoss

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 04, 2015

s820 have 2,2 quad core cpu ,This is false news ,The Chinese are trying to get the attention and publicity for their phones, at a Chinese almost all false. advertised phone with 13 megapixel camera, but the reality has 5mpx. the battery of 2000mAh put stickers of 5000 mAh. I speak from experience, I had a variety of junk phone from China

10. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

I dont know what the so called Chinese Smart phone that you have but, myself being a Xiaomi Smart phone owener the phone delivers exactly it was promised to deliver. Also one of the regular critisism that all the VFM phone makers face is the lack of updates, however Xiaomi has been given all the latest updates to all most all of its phones which dates back upto two to three years, most of the popular brands do not even give a single update. Also they give a lot of extra bang for buck in the software segments like Soft skin, Quick OTP, Mi share etc etc. Not a fan boy but recognition is deserved were its due.

2. bagdok

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

This would be the best deal to close the year.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

More like open the year. It isn't coming in 2015.

3. Piyath_ale

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

But oneplus well ace the game next year too for sure. There quality is way better than any other company.

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Quality? OnePlus is nowhere near Meizu, let alone Xiaomi.

11. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Meizu is a top quality brand

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

"Exclusively" was the right word. I guess we'll see a variant in 2016.

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Although my moneys on they'll be the first with it.

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