Xiaomi Mi5 & Mi5 Plus release date, specs, price, features and rumors

Xiaomi Mi5 and Mi5 Plus

Xiaomi Mi5 is a flagship model that has fed us with generous amounts of rumors and speculations. Now, we have more reasons to believe the rumors as some of them have originated from the popular Chinese social network Weibo. The post has come up with a full-fledged report on the two much awaited phones tipping on their detailed specs and pricing and leaves hardly anything to your imagination. GizmoChina was the first to spot the leak about the screen size of Mi5. The leak rumored about a 5.2 inch 2K LCD display insulated with Gorilla Glass 4 and is said to feature 2.5D edges. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset is expected to power the device, which in earlier leaks was rumored to be an 820 chipset with 4 GB RAM. Also see : iPhone 8 release date

xiaomi-mi5 & mi5 plus

Design and software aspects

We heard hardly anything about the Mi5, but mi 5 plus is said to be encased in an all metal body, but this is to be taken with a grain of salt as some gadget freaks do expect both the models to come in metal encasing. Both the devices are expected to run Android 5.1 and are also expected to be provided with future upgrades. So that makes it one of the front running flagship models that can carry out all your computing tasks with ease and style. Both the devices like most other variants could be released in 16 GB and 64GB models and may possibly have a finger print scanner integrated into the home button for security.

Camera worthiness

Going by the rumors we are quick to evaluate that the camera worthiness of both the phones is quite impressive. Mi5 will sport a 16mp rear camera and a 13MP front camera, while Mi 5 plus will feature a massive 23MP rear camera and a little humble 12MP front camera. The rear camera of Mi plus will also be equipped with OIS and laser autofocus for sharp and crisp image clicks. Mi 5 Plus can be rightly called the successor Mi note Pro and will literally send your digital cameras to a forgetful corner. Also see OnePlus 2 release date


We hear all around that Mi5 and Mi5 plus will be quick to attain full battery charge. With 3,000 mAh and 3,500 mAh battery, these devices will definitely have enough juice to run long and strong for all your mobile applications, gaming and even entertainment. Mi5 is supposed to get charged completely in 40 minutes while the Mi5 plus will take ten minutes longer to charge its 3,500 mAh battery.


Mi5 is expected to be priced at ~$385 and Mi5 plus should be available at ~$482. Of course there will be changes in prices as we expect the models to be released worldwide having different taxation policies and currencies. When are these models reaching store shelves, we have to wait and see ! But given the number of leaks and the activity surrounding these models, we anticipate the official launch date to be very near. And we do wish most these rumors will come true as they are really too good to believe specs that Xiaomi has decked up this time.

Bottom line

We have seen how Xiaomi has captured huge chunk of market is such a quick span of time and the company is all set to give cut throat competition to the world’s most popular tech company Apple Inc. The Chinese manufacturer has released many good smartphones with robust hardware system and super advanced feature at a very good price. After the great success with predecessors, the Chinese manufacturers is expected to outsell the rivals when they come out with yet another Mi series smartphones which could possibly be called Mi5 and Mi5 Plus.