News & Reviews: Xiaomi Mi 5
Dec 28, 2015
A new leaked Xiaomi Mi 5 video from Weibo has surfaced and it actually seems quite convincing, It looks like the device will come in Black, White, Pink, and Gold according to the video. The video also leaked out the tech specs of both Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus.
- Snapdragon 820 chipset + quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU.
- 4GB RAM
- 16GB or 64GB internal storage (expandable memory unknown)
- 5.2-inch with 1440 x 2560 QHD or 1080 x 1920 FHD display
- 16MP rear camera + 8MP front camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- MIUI 7
- 3030 mAh battery
Dec 17, 2015
Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun has made a humble appearance in the company’s forums, announcing to the fans that the Xiaomi Mi 5 won’t be released so early next year. The reason for delaying the Mi 5 is because they are waiting for the first wave of smartphones equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, which will be the latest chipset in the first quarter of 2016.
Dec 14, 2015
Just last week, we got a render image of the Xiaomi Mi 5 with some speculated tech specs. Now we have another new one, and this one a more authentic and clearer version.
So looking at the pictures and based on our previous tech specs report, the Mi 5 display is around 5-inch instead of 5.2-inch and will have rounded corners too. The physical home button is also there, which we expect to have new fingerprint sensor unless it goes on the back like the Redmi Note 3. The device is also coated in full metal instead of the usual plastic cover from Xiaomi.
Dec 08, 2015
A new unofficial image of Xiaomi Mi 5 has appeared on Weibo recently and it actually looks quite convincing. It also seems that the device will feature a physical home button on the front which is a first for Xiaomi and in terms of design, it looks similar to the Mi Note series. The render shows a device that looks like it’s made of the traditional Xiaomi plastic cover, but rumours state otherwise as it’s said that it will come in a full metal body. Check out the expected tech specs in this article.
Nov 23, 2015
Xiaomi’s final product reveal of the year, which takes place tomorrow (24 November 2015) has given us the last tease. And it has revealed that the speculated Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro is actually a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, but wait...wasn't the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 just released a few months back? Well yes, and we're getting a Redmi Note 3 because...why not?
Nov 20, 2015
We have already covered how Xiaomi is teasing us about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro and a possible appearance of Xiaomi Mi 5 at a press conference (24 November). Now we have reports of another teaser released by Xiaomi’s president that suggest something else will show up at the event too - the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet.
In the tech specs corner, according to the GeekBench database the tablet will feature a quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor with 2.24GHz, 2GB RAM power, and Android 5.1. There’s also a rumour that Mi Pad 2 has a dual-boot system, running on either Android 5.1 or Windows 10. And from the teaser image above, the Mi Pad 2 sure looks pretty. The body material looks like it is made of metal with smooth rounded corners and edges, a big step away from the Xiaomi Mi Pad’s plastic body. The camera is also shown at the corner, along with the power and volume buttons at the side.
Nov 20, 2015
Xiaomi co-founder Lin Bin recently posted a Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro picture on his Weibo, possibly to get the customers hyped and teasing us with the announce event that is coming soon on 24 November 2015. The Redmi Note 2 Pro is a superior version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, and it’s made of metal, has a fingerprint scanner and is also .5mm thicker too. Below are the tech specs:-
- Octa-core 2GHz CPU, MediaTek MT6795
- 2/3GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 5.5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution
- A 13MP camera graces the back of the phone, with a 5MP snapper
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
- 3060 mAh battery