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Xiaomi Mi5 specs listed on a third-party e-Store

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Xiaomi Mi5 specs listed on a third-party e-Store
Rumors and sporadic intel regarding Xiaomi's next flagship have been building up over the last month, and as of recently, we have a pretty darn good explanation for that – the massively popular Chinese start-up will be unveiling its next high-end monster as soon as January 15th. As is typical with the industry, the closer we get to the official event, the more complete the rumor "profile" of a device becomes, and today we score yet another unverifiable, but believable piece of the puzzle: Specs.

According to eCommerce website Oppomart, the $599 Xiaomi Mi5 will tout a significantly larger display than all of its predecessors – a 5.7-incher with an extremely dense resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (515 ppi). This puts the Mi5 in true phablet territory in terms of its physical footprint, with its dimensions reading 6.1 x 3.11 x 0.34 in (155 x 79 x 8.8 mm), which make it slightly larger than the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 4. 

Under the hood, we'll be supposedly looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with four Krait 450 cores clocked at 2.7GHz and a powerful Adreno 420 GPU. Like the Mi4 before it, the Mi5 is also listed having 3GB of LP-DDR3 RAM on board, which is plenty enough at this point, and a choice between 16GB and 64GB of eMMC 5.0 on-board flash storage. The rest of the revealed specs include a 16-megapixel rear camera with wide, f/1.8 lens, along with an 8-megapixel selfie snapper at the front. Lastly, the battery packed within is with a generous capacity of 3,600 mAh.

If real, the only disappointment the Mi5 will offer is the continued lack of appropriate LTE-FDD bands for fans in the US, though folks in Europe and elsewhere would be able to make use of the super-fast radio. The fact that the Mi5 seems destined to skip on the newest Snapdragon 810 chipset can also be a problem for some, though that wouldn't at all be unlike Xiaomi. Thankfully, our experience shows that its handsets are always among the speediest on the market, so the omission of the SD810 shouldn't register as a big con.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Oppomart

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posted on 05 Jan 2015, 08:53

1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

The price tag is a bit steep for Xiaomi. I guess you can't complain about the price tag when they jam all that goodies in a phone. It should be a pretty good phone nonetheless.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 12:48

12. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

The price tag is almost definitely a placeholder for Oppomart. Unless, of course, Xiaomi is taking the same course as Nexus.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 08:59

2. jopoepl (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 May 2014)

The price tag is usually higher on third party websites.. If it does turn out to be true, we can expect the actual price (sold directly by Xiaomi) to be at least $50 lower!

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 09:01

3. unwanted (Posts: 32; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)

yeah if u compare to other devices of the same spec the price tag is not steep, but xiaomi will be very competitive in pricing

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 09:08 3

4. Lampriya (banned) (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)

haha now this chinese fiiirm starts to iincrease its price, showing iit true face :) better get a note 4 or s6

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 09:28

5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

It didn't show its true face. It's just starting to push out high-end spec phone.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 09:30

6. wargreymon (Posts: 763; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

SD810 is out, SD805 is now dead :p

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 09:53

7. neela_akaash (Posts: 1229; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

Then note 4 is dead.... Too

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 10:17

8. adecvat (Posts: 316; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

RIP good phone.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 10:41

9. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Most (if not all) Chinese phones have s**t batterlife. Even with large batteries, they give less endurance. They don't have the expertise to properly optimize the devices.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 11:38

10. nirajaq (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Dec 2014)

I thought Xiaomi would make their phone a more cheaper ..
bit 550$ is a way much more higher price :/ ..
And also i thought it would be 20 megapixel camera only 16 and SD 805 it has been old .. better buy huwaei ph .. or lg g3 in that price here ..

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 11:46

11. Yury_ (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)

I think it will cost 2499 yuan for 16gb (402usd).

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 17:39

13. Tziggy14 (Posts: 526; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)

Look at that price tho.

Isn't Xiaomi known for cheap phones = quality phones? This is a step backwards.

Xiaomi should not be taking the Nexus 6 route.

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 05:18

14. freedemx69 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)

If you go to the website of coolicool.com and search for Xiaomi mi5, you get to see the phone and what it is about incl. a movie clip of the phone and you can pre-order it even there for $499 I believe. Now which one is more correct about the phone and price, this page here or the seller coolicool

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 11:02

15. moxiemovesus (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)

Is there no way to get this phone to work in the US? I saw this article on Android Headlines where the author is using the Mi4 on T-Mobile, but I don't quite understand what WDCMA variety on the Mi4 means.

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