Xiaomi Mi 5 could be announced October 19, official event invites go out

If you thought that Google's Nexus event was the last big announcement before the holiday shopping craze starts, you forgot about the world's fifth-largest phone maker, Xiaomi. It's been a while since the Mi 4 was announced, and the company might be gearing up for a successor, as it just posted the invitation for an October 19th event that you see on the right.

Granted, that doesn't mean that a Xiaomi Mi 5 will be unveiled there, but there is a high probability it will, though the sources say it will be a version with MediaTek's Helio X20 chipset, and the rumored variant with Snapdragon 820 won't appear before early 2016, when Qualcomm's chipset will enter mass production. It doesn't really matter, as the Helio X20 is no slouch in its own right, and is the first deca-core mobile chipset, sporting stellar performance, too. 

As for what else would the Mi 5 offer, is anyone's guess, though the speculation is for a a metal chassis, 4 GB RAM, 16 MP rear camera, and Qualcomm's 3D Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. Given Xiaomi's track record with the line, the Mi 5 should also sport a screen diagonal in the 5"-5.3" range - a 5.2" Quad HD panel has been bandied about before - but let's not speculate further, as the eventual unveiling event is just a week from today. As for the price tag, the sources reiterate it would cost as much as its predecessor at launch - 1,999 Chinese Yuan ($316), which is a pretty svelte price for such specs, if it materializes.

source: Xiaomi (Weibo) via PhoneRadar

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Mi 5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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11 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

1080p And I Honestly Might Buy It.

2. vivek.wadhwa

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Xiaomi, never dissapoints.

3. carlemillward unregistered

Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE are the best Chinese manufacturers out there.

4. lozanro

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

If it includes an ESS Sabre DAC - you've certainly bought me (as all other options are too big to handle with one hand - Xioami Mi Note, Meizu Pro 5 and LG V10).

5. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

If it comes with SD810 then Xiaomi can forget it, i don't need another heater!

6. MTT84

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

The price is alright if it is equiped with Helio X20 (not hugely spectacular though). Meizu MX smartphone series of the past couple of years has Mediatek flagship chipsets and they are priced 1799 yuan.

11. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Not spectacular? yea, the S810 is more spectacular.

7. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

Helio x20 by Mediatek and Qualcom's 3d fingerprint. Realy?? I doubt that.

8. shijuv

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 09, 2015

Most probably it should be mi pad 2... Xiaomi mi5 is highly unlikely

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

LETS GO HOME, Xiaomi...LETS GO HOME! #NeverDissapoints

10. nsnand

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

"If you thought that Google's Nexus event was the last big announcement before the holiday shopping craze starts"... Eeeeeer.... Of course not. I would never think that... Microsoft's event was after Google's........

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