Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks out: amazingly thin 5.1mm flagship to be unveiled in a week

Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks out: amazingly thin 5.1mm flagship to be unveiled in a week
Xiaomi, the Chinese company that has quickly grown to become one of the world’s five largest phone makers, is expected to unveil its new flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 5 (or Mi 4s) in less than a week, on January 15th. You don’t need to wait until then to learn about the upcoming Xiaomi flagship, though, as leaked images have revealed its secret ingredient: a super-thin aluminum body.

The leaked Xiaomi Mi 5 body measures a mind-boggling 5.1mm (0.2”) thick, a lot thinner than the already slim, 6.9mm iPhone 6. In fact, the Mi 5 will be out there with the world’s slimmest phone.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 dimensions are said to be 140.89mm of height and 71.4mm of width, very similar to the blueprint of devices like the LG G2. Earlier rumors have said that the Mi 5 screen could measure between 5.2” and 5.7”, but these latest dimension suggest it’s very likely to be a 5.2” one. 

The resolution is said to be a solid 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD).

The big question is whether the Xiaomi Mi 5 will run on the Snapdragon 805 or Snapdragon 810. As much as we like to think that Xiaomi will surprise us with a Snapdragon 810 system chip, sanity tells us that if the company wants to achieve those low prices it’s known for, the Snapdragon 805 seems like the more likely choice.

Camera-wise, rumors point to a 20- or 16-megapixel main shooter and an 8-megapixel selfie cam.

Finally, along with all the leaked images of the phone’s chassis, you’d also find a silicone case, allegedly made with the Xiaomi Mi 5 in mind.



1. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

5.1mm?Ewww. Better have at least a 3100mAh battery otherwise double ewwwww

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Well, Chinese manufacturers can make it happen and Xiaomi is no exception. They can make a taller and slimmer but with bigger capacity battery.

5. engineer-1701d unregistered

its just a look alike ip5s with better specs

7. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

3100mAh from Chinese makers = 2100mAh from Samsung

19. MrTzr unregistered

And 4000 mAh from Sony.

21. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

The 3100(?) mAh battery from Z3 that is currently one of the best asks what tou mean by that.

20. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

My mi3 gives great battery life.

22. x88yunkw

Posts: 132; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

really good say

2. Limbopope

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I really hope the slim phone trend isn't going to give rise to more unusual headphone jack attachments. Proprietary connectors on android phones seems like a step back.

4. surethom

Posts: 1715; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The only people that care about ultra thin phones are the CEO's of the manufactures, all the user want is a normal thin phone with a BIGGER battery.

8. Ceffmhico

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Where's the side bezel?

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

But the bottom bezel is worse than the one on the M7 and iPhones

9. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

How big is the battery that is critical! If it has a small battery and has a QHD display then Xiaomi can forget about it!!

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Now companies must follow the bend tests if this would be the trend. BTW nice specs, now waiting for the price reveal.

12. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

shut the f**k up haters....you don't like this device?... don't fu*king buy it then.... and please stop those ridiculous comments about build quality.... i am using mi3 and i know how excellent the build quality is....

13. rotkiv3451

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

And it comes with a big 200mah battery

15. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Lol no thank you. We don't want another Oppo R5.

17. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Who is asking for thinner and thinner phones? I'm pretty sure most of us would just rather have more battery life. I thought Apple was the only company infected with this fever.

18. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

If 810 not available then please put 808 but no 805.

23. paulwesley67

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 11, 2015

I'm with you Anshulonweb. I don't understand what everyone is griping about here. Are they JEALOUS of Xiaomi??? Are they JEALOUS of the fact that Xaiomi can make a phone BETTER than theirs at about half the price? I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Great phone and small for a 5 inch. But I will also buy a MI3, 64GB. That phone is INCREDIBLE for the price! MUCH faster than my S4, bigger battery and half the price. It also looks great!

24. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Screw these anorexic phones...

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