Rumour Round Up: Xiaomi Mi 5

The flagship Xiaomi Mi 4’s successor, the Mi 5 may be released shortly. A new report gives detailed specifications of both the Mi 5 and the bigger Mi 5 Plus. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is reported to sport a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2160p) display with 2.5D curved display and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The device is purported to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC (possibly the 2nd gen) which same as the one powering the next gen One Plus Two.xiaomi-mi-5-white-and-black

The source also claims that the device will have a 16MP rear and a 13MP front cameras along with a 3,000mAh battery(which is now a standard for flagships) with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 support.It is also says that the device will run on Android 5.1 with MIUI 7 out of the box and may cost around CNY 2,399 (~$385).


The Mi 5 Plus feels much like a successor to the Mi Note Pro is said to have a have a 5.7-inch QHD display, just like the Mi Note Pro, but will introduce improvements in a number of key areas. The device will be powered by the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 chipset. Its said to have a 23MP rear camera with OIS and laser autofocus(PDAF) and a 12MP secondary camera on the front. The phone may have a 3,500 mAh battery and it is said to take 50 minutes from 0 to 100%, much more awesome than the numbers mentioned for the vanilla Mi 5. The device may have an all-metal body but whether it will be a Mi5 Plus exclusive or if both the models will get the feature, remains unknown.


Today’s specs are mostly in line with previous leaks(by GSMarena), though there are a few discrepancies, so we can’t be sure which numbers are the real deal. As always, things will get clearer when the launch date comes near and we will keep you updated regarding the same!



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