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Xiaomi Mi 5 Rumored To Cost More Than 3,500 Yuan ($532)

January 19, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi Mi 5 has been surfacing all over the internet for quite some time now. Xiaomi was actually expected to unveil this handset months ago, but the company has opted to wait for the Snapdragon 820 to become available. According to the company’s exec, Mi 5 will be announced next month, after the Chinese New Year, and it will be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC. That’s pretty much it as far as official confirmations go.

We have, however, seen tons of leak, and a new piece of info has just surfaced. According to a new rumor which comes from China, the Mi 5 could be priced above 3,500 Yuan ($532). Now, this seems a bit strange considering Xiaomi’s previous flagships were quite a bit more affordable, and Xiaomi is known for keeping the prices down. This is not the first pricing leak we’ve seen lately, previous info claimed the device will cost between 2,499 Yuan ($380) and 3,000 Yuan ($456), depending on the version you decide to get. We’ll let you choose which information you want to believe, but we somehow doubt Xiaomi will price their handset at 3,500 Yuan, at least not the basic variant, but we’ll see.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is said to ship in two variants, the standard variant will ship with a metal frame which will be placed in-between two pieces of glass. This variant of the Mi 5 will allegedly ship with 3GB of RAM and a 1080p display, and the higher-end model will sport an all-metal build, and will come with 4GB of RAM and a QHD display. Both variants of the phone are rumored to sport 5.2-inch displays, and 3,600mAh batteries. The 16-megapixel shooter will probably be available on the back of the Mi 5, and an 8-megapixel camera will be available up front. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected to come pre-installed on the Mi 5, along with the company’s MIUI 7 OS. Force Touch display is also a possibility here, and so is the Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner. That is pretty much it as far as rumors go, the phone will launch next month, and if any new info surfaces, we’ll make sure to let you know.