Xiaomi Mi 5 teaser surfaces, can the phone be that far behind?

While it isn't as exciting as seeing the actual phone, a teaser for the Xiaomi Mi 5 has surfaced on the Weibo account of serial tipster @KJuma. Underneath the image of the number "5" are the words "Are you ready," with a partial image of a fingerprint on the bottom. It has been more than a year since the Xiaomi Mi 4 launched in the waning days of July, 2014. That's almost an eternity in the smartphone world.

Xiaomi was rumored to be holding back the phone, waiting for the Snapdragon 820 chipset to be released by Qualcomm. Earlier reports stated that the Mi 5 would be the first smartphone to be powered by the chip. While waiting for the Snapdragon 820, Xiaomi has been rolling out variants of the Mi 4 including the Xiaomi Mi 4i and the Xiaomi Mi 4c. The latter device, already certified by TENAA, is rumored to be unveiled on September 24th, with a release on October 3rd.

Interestingly, a new set of specs has leaked for the Mi 5, and since they include the Snapdragon 810 SoC, it could mean that Xiaomi has decided it couldn't wait any longer for the Snapdragon 820 to be rolled out. The latest rumor has the Xiaomi Mi 5 coming to market with a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.2-inch screen, carrying a 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 810 chipset is under the hood, with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside and the rear-camera weighs in at 16MP. Keeping the lights on is the responsibility of the 3000mAh battery, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed. And if the teaser is legit, a fingerprint sensor will also be on board.

We will be keeping our ears to the ground to see if we can pick up any clues as to whether Xiaomi has decided to go ahead with the Mi 5 now, even if it means placing the Snapdragon 810 SoC inside of it. Earlier this summer, there was talk of a November release for the flagship device Perhaps that is the timetable that Xiaomi is following.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Techzoom.it

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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 128GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

They could use helio x20 :/

4. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I don't care what they use as long as it isn't the SD810. Qulacomm is a 'cool' company but the chipset that is SD810 ain't so cool.

12. MSi_GS70 unregistered

they won't do it ..

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sony is seriously stupid for not doing the same as Xiaomi. I honestly think Qualcomm might be able to just squeeze the Sd820 for a December or January release. Only 1 or 2 months after the Z5 releases........... Keep in mind that the SD800 and SD805 made it out well in time for the Nexus and Note devices. The SD820 can't be that much longer like the February or March they said. It's already been tested a lot. I just hope LG gets it in time for the Nexus 5. I don't think Google was smart enough like Xiaomi to wait either though unfortunately. Samsung really game timed it this year and screwed everyone up. Lol

6. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

If you actually read this article, you would know that this leak shows the Mi5 using the SD810, not SD820.

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Read post 14.

8. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

You might not know this, but in the technology world, anything you think is new was more than likely designed 2 years before its released. Everyone keeps saying why are OEM's still using 810 when the decision to use said chip was made over a year ago and production had already begun. You can't seriously think and OEM announce a new flagship then start building them the same day. Millions of units are already built and must be prepared to ship out. They can't simply scrap the project, that's billions of dollars in loss and I can see their point of view honestly, even if the chip is terrible, still sell to make SOME SORT OF PROFIT.

13. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Reading wasn't one of your strongest subjects in school. The leak said the SD810, not the SD820.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I read it, the previous rumour had them waiting for the Sd820. There were more leaks that they were going to use the SD820 than this one leak with the Sd810. So shut the f up sheep.

3. Fellwalker

Posts: 545; Member since: Apr 04, 2014


5. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

yup ;)

7. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Sony and one plus proves that no more heat issues in 810 Soc....

9. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

You guys seriously think this is real? I've never seen something so blatantly fake.

10. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

If that's true, its timing is totally wrong.

11. mdsheik

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

bad idea man

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

there are already lots of flagship with 810+QHD.. its better if they wait little longer and be the first that adopt 820, than the last to adopt 810 and fail

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