Xiaomi Mi 5c images appear; teaser shows another Xiaomi phone with a rear E-ink notifications screen

Xiaomi is churning out handsets like Keebler's elves pop out cookies. We recently saw the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus launched, and now the word around the water cooler is to expect a mid-November release of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2. There is also talk about a new phone with the code name "Meri." This is supposedly the Xiaomi Mi 5c.

The phone carries a full metal body and speculation calls for a handset that has slightly lower specs than the Mi 5s. A 5.5-inch display with 2.5d glass is included, and the phone is powered by a MediaTek SoC featuring an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU. The Xiaomi Mi 5c runs MIUI 8.6.9.6, which is based on Android 6.0. The unit supports VoLTE and has 4G LTE connectivity. Pricing could be in the ballpark of $180-$230 USD.

We have some photos of the Mi 5c for you to look at. Simply click on the slideshow below. We also have a teaser embedded in the article that shows the back of another Xiaomi model, this one a mystery. A vertical E-ink screen is placed under the rear camera, perhaps for notifications. Part of the E-ink screen seems to be dedicated to the time and date. The year "2016" appears on the bottom of the teaser followed by the words "Long Awaited." Is this something that truly is in the works at Xiaomi, or is it a prototype that has been scrapped? 


source: Anzhuo.cn (translated), AndroidPure

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13 Comments

1. lyndon420

Posts: 6710; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Does it come with a headphone jack and wireless charging?

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Am I the only one a little surprised that we have to ask about the headphone jack on a midrange phone?

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6710; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I'm surprised...hence my question.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Does it come with C4 disguised as the battery?

3. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

A jack for sure but wireless charging, probably not buddy. By the way, will that be a deal breaker for you?

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6710; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I'm really digging the wireless charging yes. Not only is the convenience and reliability of a standard headphone jack being removed, but forcing people to use wireless headphones will make it easier for hackers to listen in on private conversations. Having little batteries next to my ears isn't very comforting either.

6. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I think that in review any phone with headphone jack will have it as con. Because you know, iphonearena

7. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

strangely enough I see that actually becoming a thing "use of the outdated 3.5mm headphone jack rather than bettter sounding propietary standards"..and we all know which reviewer that'll be

10. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Ugly .. Mi5 is sexy.

11. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Does it come with a free greenade in the box?

12. Kdk2020

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 27, 2016

Or a smoking dynamite?

13. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

or perhaps a napalm bomb

14. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I loves me a Xiaomi phone, but I worry that they're 'pulling a 2013 Samsung' and just flooding the market with confusion. Which is the flagship? Is there another flagship in a month? Which ones offer best value for money? Which is the newest or oldest model? :(

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