Xiaomi Mi 5 to be released in the fourth quarter of the year?

A couple of months ago, in January, Xiaomi announced the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, but it didn't unveil a successor to 2014's Mi 4. However, this successor should be launched this year anyway, most probably under the name of Xiaomi Mi 5.

According to GizmoChina, the Mi 5 could be released in the fourth quarter of 2015, thus more than a year after Xiaomi introduced the Mi 4 (which is available to buy since last July).

While there's no official word on what features the Mi 5 will bring, the new handset could have a display of around 5 inches (possibly 5.2 inches). Since the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro both sport 5.7-inch screens, Xiaomi probably doesn't want to launch another similarly-sized flagship this year, that's why we assume that the Mi 5 will come with a ~5-inch display.

Recently, Xiaomi CEO and co-founder Lei Jun posted a photo - seen above - showing various prototypes of current (or older) Xiaomi handsets, including the Redmi Note, the Mi 2, Mi 3, and Mi 4. He also said that Xiaomi tends to make five or six prototypes for each smartphone before the final version is ready, and perhaps that's why we'll have to wait until the fourth quarter to see the Mi 5.

sources: Lei Jun / Weibo (in Chinese), GizmoChina

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7 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Step your battery game up

3. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

The battery in my Mi3 is epic. Now I'm not saying I'm a power user, but I unplug the phone at 8am and usually still have 30-40% when plugging it back in at 11pm.

6. hashimta123

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Mine too...Average mixed usage i am getting more than a day on Mi3...don't know about Mi4

7. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Mine was pretty bad before miui v6, but after that my mi3 became awesome.

2. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Rumor has it that the Mi 5 will support US LTE bands.

4. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I wonder if you and daniel have a fight and miss a memo on who do which article

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Will be nice if they skipped the S810.

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