All that we have been waiting for, Xiaomi Mi5 launched.


After proving to most of the Asians, Xiaomi today is not only “Apple of China” but of many other countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and India too. Xiaomi today has gathered fans from all over the world and have enough confidence to fight the dominance of major players in the mobile phone market. With the recent funding of a Billion Dollars, company today is estimated with a worth of over $46 Billion, and for a 4 year old company this is no less than epic.

100 Million phones in the market, covering just a few Asian countries is surely an achievement. Xiaomi this time is moving out of their popular markets and introducing Xiaomi Mi5 to the world.  Xiaomi Mi5 is launched today in Barcelona Mobile World Congress and will be available in newer markets like US, UK, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Philippines,  Thailand, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Croatia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to name a few. Company had earlier made it clear that they won’t to be restricted to Asian markets this time. Xiaomi today stands at a very successful position, scale of their success can be judged by the sales they are doing in countries like India, where none of their product stayed in stock for more than 5 seconds besides having huge numbers to sell. Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 4G in India through Flipkart in December 2014 which went out of stock in 4 seconds just like Mi3. And similarly when they launched Mi4 on February 10, 2015 it also went out of stock in 2 seconds. Xiaomi’s latest launches in the market are Xiaomi Note 2 and Note Pro. These phones are believed to cover the markets where users are more interested in a bigger screen high end device.


Xiaomi have been working on the Xiaomi Mi 5 even before the Mi4 launched. With the monstrous win of their Mi3 and Mi4 in the markets of China, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Philippines, Xiaomi is preparing hard not to loose their recently captured grounds in these countries. The company this time has plans to launch the Xiaomi Mi 5 worldwide and not through the exclusive rights partners but through offline stores as well. Success of Mi5 and will decide Xiaomi’s future in these other countries where market is yet dominated by the other technology giants such as Samsung, Apple, LG and Sony.

On 23 April, 2015 Xiaomi released another successor of the Mi4, its called Xiaomi Mi4i. Xiaomi marketed the launch of this phone saying “i Is Coming” which made fans go crazy on what is this  ‘i’. Company launched Xiaomi Mi4i at a global event in Delhi, India. Company designed Xiaomi Mi4i keeping in mind the needs of Indian market. This phone equips a 13 MP camera with a few new feature that has come with Xiaomi Mi4i, like the Beautification Application. Xiaomi Mi 4i  comes with the latest MiUi 6 which has a better user experience and enhanced battery optimization. Xiaomi Mi4i is launched for Rs 12,999 in India which is almost equivalent to $206. For a phone of this configuration this is really amazing.

Xiaomi Mi5 Specs | Price | Release Date

Xiaomi Mi5 Price

Lets deep dive into what we believe will be updated in the upcoming Mi phones.


Xiaomi Mi 5 is equipped with the just launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 64 bit computing and 8 CPU cores (4 Cortex-A57 and 4 Cortex-A53 cores). This processor is designed for most advance mobile user experience, that includes streaming Ultra HD 4k videos, best quality photos along with great battery life.

Touch ID:

Xiaomi mi5

Xiaomi was working on the Touch ID sensor for their Mi5 since long. There were rumours that Xiaomi Mi4i would come with a Touch ID which were proved wrong when Xiaomi Mi4i was launched. We always believed Xiaomi Mi5 is going to be the first XIaomi device with the new touch sensor designed by Xiaomi and here it is.

Another level of security feature that Xiaomi is working on is the Retina Sensor which would scan an eye retina in microseconds and unlock phone. This new piece of technology is not coming out very soon as this will need some really precise retina scan technology which is still in testing phase. So its fair to assume that the next to Xiaomi Mi5 might utilize this technology.



With Snapdragon 820 processor, the new Xiaomi Mi 5 phone might be loaded with a 2k Ultra HD Screen. 5.15 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch display. Xiaomi Mi4s is a 5 inch screen as well.

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ISOCELL powered 13 MP rear and 4 MP Front camera.

Sources say that Xiaomi talked about launching their 13 MP camera in the late 2014, rumours indicated that Xiaomi would introduce this with Mi4 but that also seems to be missing. So the best candidate for their 13 MP camera was Mi5 Xiaomi and the Xiaomi Mi4s. To stay into the competition where buyers judge the quality of imaging by the number of Megapixel. Xiaomi Mi4s has a more powerful camera than the Xiaomi Mi4, with a new image stabilisation technology.

Race of Higher Megapixels:

With the other phones like Sony Experia Z1 (20.7 MP) and the Nokia Lumia 1020 (41 MP), if we talk about the Megapixels(MP) then 16MP seems to be an old story.

And rumours also indicate that this camera update will be an ISOCELL chipped camera which means much better imaging in dark. ISOCELL allows each pixel to isolate which in turn allows the sensor to collect more light per pixel resulting in a higher lighted image. Camera in Xiaomi Mi6 will be second gen of ISOCELL.


Other additional features:

USB 3.0 On The Go (OTG) will give you the luxury to transfer files much faster then ever before. The phone will be able to communicate much faster to the external device connected which ultimately will improve the user experience. This will also give room to a lot of other speed data transfer functionalities.

Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 4 GB of RAM and in 3 storage memory variants i.e. 32 GB, 64 GB and 128GB.

How we think Xiaomi Mi5 and Xiaomi Mi4s might look like: Design rendered by Chen Li.

This was a concept made by one of our designers putting in the expectations that we have from the Xiaomi Mi 5. This concept has the full metal body frame which is very thin and sideblades are lined with black gunpowder metal. Phone is very thin in its fell but for the user to feel stronger the material used for the phone is high quality Steel AM Alloy.

Xiaomi mi5


Xiaomi Mi5 and Xiaomi Mi4s Price

Looking at the previous trend, Xiaomi doesn’t seem to be disappointing their fans on the pricing front. Xiaomi Mi4 was priced at $350 besides being the fastest android smartphone in the world at that point, while there were phones like Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One series priced almost 3 times of the cost of Xiaomi Mi4 competing with it. For those comparing Xiaomi Mi5 vs iPhone 6, we have a suggestion to keep the price point separate as that is only going to be the difference.

Rumours indicate that both Xiaomi Mi5 and Xioami Mi4s will be priced at around around $399 in and around China off contract.

Mi5 Xiaomi price in China: 1850 Yuan

Mi5 Xiaomi price in US : $350

Mi5 Xiaomi price in UK : 250£

Mi5 Xiaomi price in Russia: 15000 Ruble

Mi5 Xiaomi price in India : 21,000 Rs

Mi5 Xiaomi price in HongKong: 2400 HKD

Mi5 Xiaomi price in Indonesia: 3587000 Indonesian Rupiah

Mi5 Xiaomi price in Singapore: 430 Singapore Dollar

Mi5 Xiaomi price in Malaysia: 1100 MYR

Xiaomi Mi5 Release Date

Xiaomi Mi5 was revealed on February 24, 2016. With this release Xiaomi also brought out their next mid range and its called the Xiaomi Mi4s. Xiaomi Mi4 was released in August 2014 and Xiaomi Mi3 was released in October 2013. Looking at the previous trend and Xiaomi’s targets to sell more of Mi4s the Xiaomi Mi5 release date got pushed a bit but Xiaomi has made some true fans now who didn’t have problem waiting.

There were rumours that Mi5 might release in the early 2015, and Xiaomi would release the phone in CES 2015. All these rumours are proven wrong as Xiaomi made it clear that what they are going to launch is not Xiaom Mi5 but another of their new flagship. And these two new flagships turned out to Xiaomi Note 2 and Xiaomi Note Pro. Recently Xiaomi released another of their flagship Redmi Note 3 on November  11, 2015 which is equipped with a finger print sensor and is priced at around 210 USD. Now lets have a look at the release dates for Xiaomi Mi5 in your country.

Xiaomi Mi5 release date in China: February 24, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 release date in Indonesia: February 26, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 release date in Singapore:February 26, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 release date in Thailand: February 28, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 release date in Malaysia:February 28, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 release date in Spain: March 08, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 release date in US: February 24, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 release date in India: February 24, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 release date in Germany: February 28, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 release date in UK: February 28, 2016


Well from the discussions around we can conclude that the device was worth waiting for, with the price point Xiaomi releases their phones, is really amazing. For users to get this great configuration with the quality of  what Xiaomi delivers is just like a treat.

Xiaomi Mi5 Launch Date February 24, 2016
Xiaomi Mi5 Price $399

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On 09 December, 2014

There are a lot of rumoured leaked pictures of Xiaomi Mi5 in the market, the latest one being released by MobileBurn. The phone in this looks great but the doubt still remain on the authenticity of the image. Bur whatever rumoured images we see online, this one looks the most probable contender for the real Mi5 Xiaomi.

On 16 December, 2014

Xiaomi was planning a Xiaomi Mi4 launch in India this Christmas, because of which we were expecting the launch of Mi5 a bit later in March or April 2015. But as Xiaomi is banned by the Indian government, so we might expect the launch of Mi5 in late January 2015. Unlike before, this time it is expected that Xiaomi will launch Mi5 at once in more than 5-6 countries with the option of phones on contract available in few western countries. Well the latest updates say that Xiaomi is not taking part in CES 2015 which on the other hand indicates that Xiaomi doesn’t have anything to launch this coming year.

On 20 December, 2014

Mi5 To Feature OmniVision’s 16 MegaPixels Camera With higher Pixel Size. This may sound bizarre as of right now yet the new innovation which is relied upon to make a big appearance with the Mi5 may make a buzz soon. The new OmniVision innovation will snap better pictures and picture dependability will be totally diverse which will permit clients to snap pictures moving and obscure out the unfocused ranges digitally. This is accepted to handle a picture digitally to make it resemble a SLR created picture.

On 21 December, 2014

Xiaomi raised $1 Billion new fundings – This funding will surely boost the company powers and confidence against their competitors. With this funding Xiaomi is estimated to be a $45 Billion worth of a company which is really big for a new smartphone company like Xiaomi. This undoubtedly will give a boost to the launch of Mi5 Xiaomi.

On 06 January, 2015

At CES 2015: Xiaomi has reported that they will discharge their new lead on 15 January, 2015. There are gossipy tidbits this may be Xiaomi Mi5, however we can absolutely say this can’t be Xiaomi Mi 5 as we trust that Mi5 is furnished with Snapdragon 810 which still is not accessible in large scale manufacturing and Xiaomi has yet not discharged Mi4 in a great deal of nations. There was news as of late that Xiaomi is wanting to dispatch Mi4 in India and a couple of more nations this month yet the month is verging on over and we yet have not found out about the dispatch. We trust this telephone is neither Mi5 or Mi4s. Lets hold up till January 15, 2015 Xiaomi declaration and see what do they have this opportunity to shock the clients.

On 15 January, 2015

So like we said its not the Xiaomi Mi5 dispatch at CES 2015 its the Note 2 and Note Pro. Both of these telephones are befuddling in both terms Looks and power. With these 2 gadgets Xiaomi in addition dispatched Mi Headphones and Mi Box Mini. Mi Box Mini is as pitiful as a heap of few coins and can be utilized for web spilling. Watch a full videocast of the Xiaomi 2015 occasion and dispatch of these contraptions. There are gossipy treats that Xiaomi is making courses of action for an occasion named Xiaomi Mi5 USA doubtlessly. Lets perceive how true blue is this snitch.

On 10 February, 2015

Xiaomi Mi4 sales start in India today and Xiaomi to launch the 64 Gigs version of Mi4 late this month in India. Its rumoured that unlike before this time Xiaomi has entered India with a large quantity of Mi4. With the previous sold out sales that Xiaomi had in India for all their devices, this time Xiaomi is planning to sell a big number of Mi4s.

Xiaomi also has an event planned in the US on February 12, 2015. This event might be regarding Xiaomi plans to enter the new markets where they have never sold their devices. Xiaomi is the 3rd largest phone manufacturer whilst selling smart phones only in the East. There ain’t no doubt that if Xiaomi starts to capture the West market as well, then they will be number 1 very soon.

On 12 February, 2015

Hugo Barra VP Global Operations at the first ever Xiaomi event in the US, said the Xiaomi customers today has reached 100 Million which is a celebration movement for all of us at Xiaomi. Xiaomi sells more than a million phones every month without a downfall. But Barra cleared that Xiaomi is not there to launch any of Xiaomi phones but other Xiaomi devices like TV, Routers and Air purifiers. This makes it very clear that Xiaomi wants to pump its sales only after they release Xiaomi Mi5, Xiaomi is already very easily able to sell what they can produce. So they will have to be ready before they launch anything worldwide.

On 19 April, 2015

Xiaomi holds an event in Delhi, India which they are marketing as “i Is Coming”. Many have predicted this to be a launch of Xiaomi Mi4i which will be a successor of the very popular Xiaomi Mi4. Xiaomi has marketed this event at global level which makes the fans even more curious on what are they going to release. Xiaomi launched 2 phones  Xiaomi Note Pro and Xiaomi Note 2 at their last event in US. It is really commendable how with almost nil marketing budgets Xiaomi connects so well with their fans. The wait is to see weather its Xiaomi Mi4i or they adding another category to their product range.

On 23 April, 2015

Xiaomi released the Mi 4i in Delhi, India which they were marketing as “i Is Coming”. Xiaomi introduced Xiaomi Mi4i at an amazing price of Rs 12,999 (equivalent to $207). Xiaomi Mi4i is well equipped too with nice specs and configuration. Mi4i has a 2 GB of RAM with Qualcomm 1.65 GHz Octacore processor. The display of Xiaomi Mi4i is 5 inches and resolution of 1920 x 1080. A 13 MP Sony Camera gives Xiaomi Mi4i a capability to click some amazing photographs. To read more about Xiaomi Mi4i, click on the Xiaomi Mi4i tab at the page top.

On 15 May, 2015

Rumours are taking fire for the launch of Xiaomi Mi4s on June 15, 2015. As per Xiaomi plans for 2015, they have phones like Xiaomi Mi4s, Generation Second of the Redmi Note Phablet and Redmi Note 2 to unveil.  The later 2 should be up for launch by around 15 July, 2015. And then finally by December Xiaomi should launch their much awaited the Xiaomi Mi5 Plus and Mi5. It looks like Mi4s will have a full HD 1920×1080 resolution 5 inch display with the Snapdragon 810 series Octa Core processor. The rear Camera will be an 18.1 MP with a 5 MP front shot.

On  17 June, 2015

No news on the launch of Xiaomi Mi4s. There were rumours on the launch on Mi4s on June 15, 2015 but sitting at 17 June today, nothing seems to be popping out the Xiaomi charter. We still believe that Xiaomi will launch a mobile device before the launch of Xiaomi Mi5 because Xiaomi will not wait for the other manufacturers to be active and launching devices and Xiaomi sit there to watch. Xiamoi Mi5 is  bit to far from its launch so some device will have to fill the gap in between.

On  16 July, 2015

This date of release was a surprise for all the fans. Xiaomi released some really new and interesting products which includes a Mi Shoe which has a tracking GPS sensor builtin. Another product of surprise was a Mi Water Purifier and the third was an update to their range of televisions. While fans were expecting a phone to release but the ones who were waiting to buy a phone are shattered and will have to wait more.

On  28 August, 2015

One of the Xiaomi’s rival company OnePlus, launched their device OnePlus Two this week. This phone is launched with really high end specs and has surely raised the bar for Xiaomi fans. While Xiaomi fans still await for the launch of Xiaomi Mi5, OnePlus introduced this gigantic specs on the OnePlus Two.

OnePlus 2 specs:

  • Battery: 3300 mAh
  • GPU: Adreno™ 430
  • RAM: 4 GB/3 GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 64 GB/16 GB eMMC v5.0
  • Camera: Back 13 MP, Front 5 MP
  • Screen Size: 5.5 Inches
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light

Phone looks very similar to its previous version and this did disappoint OnePlus fans. Lets see how much Xiaomi has to offer with the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Xiaomi Mi5 Plus.

On  29 September, 2015

Two very interesting devices launched today by Google, Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5x. Nexus phones lost their charm after the last release of Nexus 6 in 2014. But with the latest release it looks like Google has again made an entry into the market with 2 very good looking handsets. Nexus 5x is for the small screen lovers with a 5.2 inches HD screen and an interesting rear finger print scanner. Whereas the 6P is larger screen with 5.7″ in size. But with phones like Xiaomi and OnePlus in the market that everything that give similar specs is much lesser price, the market will surely be not as easy for brands like Samsung or Google Nexus.

On  12 October, 2015

Xiaomi is sending invites for an event that is on October 19, an image that was sent with the invite indicated a device launch. Which we believe can be Xiaomi Mi5 since Xiaomi Mi4 was launched in July last year and its time that Xiaomi should announce the next. A few previous reports indicated towards the launch of Xiaomi Mi5 in November but lets see what Xiaomi reveals. Another big contender for the release this time is the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and Mi Pad 2.  Mi Pad 2 was also seen on China’s 3C Certification site recently.

On  08 November, 2015

With the release date getting closer, Xiaomi rumour mill has again started. Internet is full of rumoured dated with all being different. Xiaomi is holding an event coming 11th November, 2015 and they are expected to release a new Redmi Note with a Fingerprint sensor.

One thing is for sure that Xaiomi is going to employee the latest upcoming Snapdragon 820 and since Qualcomm is to release this new processor on 20th November, so those who are claiming Xiaomi Mi5 launch to be 11th November, we would say please relax. Xiaomi would announce the device not before January 2016 and shipping should stat in  in February 2016. But nonetheless this device is gonna be worth waiting for.

On  08 January, 2016

Liwan Jiang Xiaomi’s co-founder on Weibo confirmed that Xiaomi Mi5 will be equipped with a Snapdragon Chip 820. Before sometime there were rumours that Xiaomi is working on their own chip and Mi5 will be equipped with this Xiaomi Chip, then there were rumours that Mi5 would also have the Snapdragon 810 since 820 was to take some time to get to full blown production. But now all the doubts are cleared as the Co-Founder himself has confirmed the same.

On  15 January, 2016

In the last conference, the Liwan Jiang also confirmed that the phone will be launching in the spring festival. In China spring festival is the Chinese New Year which is one of the biggest festival that Chinese Celebrate. In this year Chinese New year started on 8th Jan and will go on for 15 days. Calculating the date form this, Xiaomi Mi5 should launch before 23. Most of the websites like GSMArena and AndroidPit say that the phone will launch on 20th Jan and will start selling in the market on 21st Jan, 2016.

On  15 January, 2016

Well we no more rely on the speculations and rumours now, the release date is officially official. Xiaomi Mi5 is to launch on 24th Feb 2016 and its confirmed by the Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra. The VP tweeted today saying “#Mi5 is almost here! Xiaomi’s first product in 2016, launching on Feb. 24. It’s everything you imagined, and more”. Fans have been waiting long for this and this confirmation means a lot for all.

Congratulations to all who stayed as true fans and have been waiting for long, the date is finally here, now you can start the reverse counting.

On  21 February, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 launch date is near and the curiosity is increasing every minute, with all the speculation the wait for Xiaomi Mi 5 has even more increased. Recently Xiaomi has sent out invites to many to their fans for the grand launch of Xiaomi Mi5 in China. The Co-Founder has already confirmed the launch date of Feb 24, 2016. We just hope phone meets the expectations of us all and we finally get to experience what we have been waiting for.

On  24 February, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 is finally here, for so long you all stayed with us to witness this amazing piece of technology. Phone pictures are updated above you can scroll up and check the Mi5 real pictures. All about the event can be seen on this link. With Xiaomi Mi5, company also launched the mid range phone which stands in between both Xiaomi Mi5 and Xiaomi Mi4 and called it Xiaomi Mi4s. Read all about that here.

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