Xiaomi's upcoming phone may offer a 4.3-inch display and Snapdragon 820

It looks like Xiaomi is considering a mini variant of the Mi 5 with a 4.3-inch display. A recent leak out of Weibo suggests that the phone will be unveiled in the month of June, featuring a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820 SoC.

Xiaomi Mi 5 mini leak

Xiaomi's offering is said to come with a 4.3-inch 720p display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13MP camera, and a 2350mAh battery. with Quick Charge 3.0. A leaked photo of the phone reveals a home button similar to what we've seen on the Mi 5, suggesting that the mini variant will also house a fingerprint sensor.

The Weibo leak says that Xiaomi will position the device as a competitor to the iPhone SE, which offers high-end internals in a small 4-inch package.

Xiaomi's phone is estimated to retail for ¥1,799 ($275). As we saw recently, there are enough folks interested in a smaller phone provided it offers high-end specs. While Xiaomi's upcoming phone sounds alluring, it's just a rumor until we hear something official. Until then, what do you guys think of the phone in question?

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.