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Xiaomi Mi5’s Chassis Leaks Out, The Phone Could Be Only 5.1mm Thick; Mi4 To Launch In India Soon

January 9, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi rumors and leaks are off the hook. We’ve seen a ton of material in the last couple of weeks, and today was just crazy. Leaks are coming from China non-stop as the launch event for the company’s next flagship is coming closer. This China-based smartphone manufacturer will launch the Mi4’s successor on January 15 in Beijing, at 2PM (local time, GMT+8), this was confirmed by the company. Anyhow, we won’t get into previous leaks all that much considering there are too many of them, but we don have some new info to share with you.

The company has teased the launch of an extremely thin phone, and this leak confirms that fact by providing the alleged image of the phone’s chassis. According to the image and the documentation which comes with it, the phone will sport an extremely thin aluminum body which will be only 5.1mm thick, or should I say thin. This is just crazy if you think about it, the slimmest phone in the world, Vivo X5 Max, is 4.75mm thin, and this is really not that far from being that thin. The dimensions listed say that the phone’s dimensions will be 140.89 x 71.4 x 5.1mm, which means the screen will be somewhere between 5.2 and 5.7-inches big, quite probably 5.2-inches. Previously leaked specifications also mention the Snapdragon 805 or 810, 3 or 4GB of RAM and 1080p or QuadHD display.

To be quite honest, I don’t think Xiaomi’s flagship will be 5.1mm thick, that would mean that it will sport a really small battery, perhaps the 2,000 unit, and that’s just not enough. There’s no way that battery could power such a powerful smartphone and last 1 day, these specs actually remind me of Oppo’s R5 device which is 4.85mm thick and has a 5.2-inch 1080p display and such a battery. Anyhow, we’ll find out in a few days, what do you think, do you believe the Mi5 could be so thin?

Talking about Xiaomi, the company has announced that they will be bringing their current flagship, the Mi4, to India in the next couple of weeks. That isn’t all that specific, but the phone could be extremely cheap once it launches in India considering they will launch a new one in just a couple of days. The Mi4 is still a really powerful device, it launched half a year ago basically and it’s a beast on paper. Indian consumers were really interested in Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S and Redmi Note offerings, which the company launched in that Asian country in the past, so I believe that the Mi4 will also sell well despite the fact its successor will be available by the time this thing launches. Anyone from India interested in the Mi4?

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