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    Distinguish your Xiaomi is real or fake

    We have been receiving reports from market that people are selling refurbished phones as new Xiaomi phones. To avoid the fraud, you can check if the Xiaomi phones are brand new, refurbished or fake imei on the official website of Xiaomi. 1. Make sure the imei on phone and the imei on the box...
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    Xiaomi's Mi 5 is their first device to get a beta of MIUI 8 that is based on Android 7.0

    It's been confirmed that the first Xiaomi device to receive a global beta of MIUI based on Android 7.0 Nougat will be the Mi 5. Xiaomi says the Mi team is currently sending invitations to Mi 5 Global ROM users and asking if they want to try out the new update.
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    Xiaomi is looking for people to test MIUI 8 for Xiaomi Mi 5

    If you have the Xiaomi Mi 5, and want to try out an unreleased version of MIUI 8 that is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, now is your chance to apply. The deadline for this beta test is November 21st, so you'll want to apply before time runs out.
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    The Xiaomi Mi 5 to receive official CyanogenMod support

    CyanogenMod has created a wiki page for the Mi 5 that shows you how to build CM for the device. An official nightly hasn't been published for the device just yet, but it does look like it will be coming soon.
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    Xiaomi begins selling an "Extreme" variant of the Mi5

    A Chinese retailer has started selling an "Extreme" version of the Xiaomi Mi 5. The device features a CPU overclocked to 2.15GHz, GPU overclocked to 624MHz and RAM overclocked to 1866MHz. The device already features the Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM and the Adreno 530 GPU.
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    Xiaomi has finally published the kernel source code for the Mi 5

    When an Android manufacturer releases a smartphone, they are legally required by the GPL to release the kernel source code as well. Some OEMs are good about this, but others are not. Xiaomi's Mi 5 was released in China back in April and the company has just gotten around to releasing the kernel...
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    How to unlock bootloader Xiaomi Mi5

    First, you must get SMS approval from Xiaomi. If you have not received approval, you can go to http://en.miui.com/unlock/ to get SMS. Usually for approval, wait up to 10 days Files needed Unlock Bootloader Tools Mi Flashtool Mi PC Suite Tutorial Install Mi and Mi Flashtool PC Suite on your...
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    Xiaomi Mi 5 price drops to INR 22,999 in India

    Xiaomi has dropped the price of the Mi 5 in India from INR 24,999 ($372) to INR 22,999 ($342). The 10% drop in price should make the phone a lot more appealing in India since the average smartphone still sells for less than INR 20,000.
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    Xiaomi is selling Mi 5 bundles with accessores for a limited time

    The Xiaomi Mi 5 is selling in bundles for a limited time. You can choose between either a Xiaomi Mi Band 2, a Mi VR Play, or Xiaomi's Notebook Air, with the bundles costing $294, $272, and $1025, respectively.
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    Xiaomi officially reveals Mi Pay

    Xiaomi has announced Mi Pay. As expected, it's a mobile payments service that uses NFC to process card-less transactions. The service will work starting with the Mi 5 at a number of banks in China. Those banks include China Construction Bank, Bank of Communications, China Merchants Bank, Huaxia...
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    Xiaomi cuts the price of all Mi 5 devices by ~$30

    Xiaomi's smartphones are already cheap compared to the competition but the latest move by the OEM plans to make them even more competitive. Lei Jun, Co-founder of Xiaomi has announced they will be cutting the price of all Xiaomi Mi 5 variants (so the Mi 5, Mi 5s and Mi 5 Pro) by 200 Yuan (which...
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    Another Xiaomi Mi 5 has exploded in China

    Another Xiaomi Mi 5 device has exploded. The episode happened in the company's own country of China. Device explosions can happen due to either faulty batteries, faulty chargers, or third-party chargers.
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    OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi Mi 5 get TWRP support

    TWRP is now available for the OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi Mi 5. TWRP is a custom touch-based recovery that makes it easy to flash custom ROMs to your device.
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    Xiaomi's black Mi 5 now available in India, gold version coming soon

    The Xiaomi Mi5 has been available in India for some time now, the only the white version of the phone has been sold. Xiaomi has announced that both the black and gold models will be sold in India as well. The black Mi 5 is available now through Amazon and Flipkart, but the exact availability of...
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    OnePlus 3 takes on the Xiaomi Mi 5, comes out on top

    The OnePlus 3 and the Xiaomi Mi 5 have a lot in common, but which phone is better. Android Central matched the two phones up and compared the software, battery, camera performance and overall experience of the two devices. The Xiaomi Mi 5 put up a good fight, but the OnePlus 3 took the crown in...
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    You can now download and test MIUI 8 for several Xiaomi Mi phones

    As Xiaomi announced, you can now download the MIUI 8 beta. Eligible devices are the Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 5, Mi Note and Mi Max.
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    Xiaomi Mi 5 Gold Edition launches April 29th

    Xiaomi has announced that the gold edition of their Mi 5 flagship will launch April 29th. The device will retail for a minimum price of $305. The white model of the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro will also go on sale that same day for around $400.
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    Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Mi 5 flash sale in India only lasts a few minutes

    Xiaomi began selling the Redmi Note 3 and Mi 5 today in India, but the sale didn't last long as eager Indian customers purchased all available inventory of the two phones within minutes. Xiaomi has not announced how many devices were made available for the flash sale, but it's clear that the...
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    Xiaomi Mi 5 teardown by Hugo Barra hits the web

    Xiaomi CEO Hugo Barra took his company's latest flagship smartphone -- the Mi 5 -- and dismantled it. This teardown is pretty unique in that it gives us deeper insight into how the phone was built, right down to interesting facts like the Snapdragon 820 chipset being tucked beneath the RAM...
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    Xiaomi Mi 5 launches in India for Rs. 24,999

    Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi Mi 5 in India. The device will sell for Rs. 24,999.
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    Watch the Xiaomi Mi 5's ceramic back get abused without even the hint of a scratch

    Curious to know how much abuse the Xiaomi Mi 5's ceramic back can handle? A new video shows the the phone being abused with keys, a file, a saw and even a drill. We all know how this would end if the phone were protected by a metal, plastic or glass back panel, but surprisingly the ceramic back...
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    Xiaomi Mi 5 to launch in India this week

    Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi 5 would eventually make its way to India, but we now have official confirmation that the phone will go on sale later this week. The Xiaomi Mi 5 with it's Snapdragon 820 processor and mid-range price point will certainly be in high-demand and will likely be one of the...
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    Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro goes on sale April 6th in China

    The Pro variant of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is on its way out soon. It's been revealed that the device will go on sale April 6th, though it'll only be available in China to start. If you don't know, the Pro variant bumps RAM from 3GB to 4GB, and increases internal storage to 128GB.
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    Xiaomi Mi 5 review says it's one of the most beautiful, powerful, & most capable smartphones to date

    GSM Arena has just published their review of the Xiaomi Mi 5 and they really, really liked it. They recommend that you pick one up right away if it is available in your country.
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    Xiaomi could have 4 million Mi 5 units ready to ship

    The Xiaomi Mi 5 went up for pre-order during a flash sale on Wednesday. While we're not yet sure how much the company sold, it's estimated they had 4 million units prepared to ensure anyone who wanted the Mi 5 could get their hands on one.