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Xiaomi claims 16 million 'reservations' for new Mi 5 flagship

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 06 Mar 2016 7:36 User comments (2)

Xiaomi claims 16 million 'reservations' for new Mi 5 flagship

According to founder Lei Jun, the company has 16 million 'reservations' for its new Mi 5 flagship smartphone, beating expectations handily.
Reportedly, the company has only prepared 4 million units for the first round of sales, suggesting there will be major supply issues when the phone is released.

Local Chinese reports say the phone went out of stock immediately due to the demand, with stock not returning for weeks.

The Mi 5 startes at $300 and features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, an Adreno 530 GPU, 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM.


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2 user comments

19.3.2016 13:50

Wow!

I may hate cellular everything but this is really a great price for a high-spec phone.

Tho, I don't think Xiaomi phones work with American LTE rendering them virtually useless and worthless.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Mar 2016 @ 1:51

219.3.2016 22:20

Originally posted by hearme0:
Wow!

I may hate cellular everything but this is really a great price for a high-spec phone.

Tho, I don't think Xiaomi phones work with American LTE rendering them virtually useless and worthless.
That was my sister-in-law's experience too. She was carrying her $90/- Xiami Redmi 2 when she was in Boston. My nephews absolutely loved the UI and the speed of the phone. They particularly liked the modified built in apps. Apps like Whatsapp and Gmail and others that could use wifi worked flawlessly. Unfortunately absolutely none of the sim cards could connect. They tried quite a variety of unlocked / linked sims.

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