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Mi5 teardown gives us a peek at the guts of a new flagship Android smartphone

by Jacob Kleinman | February 26, 2016February 26, 2016 4:00 pm PST

Xiaomi’s Mi5 may not be headed to the U.S., but you can still gawk at its beautiful hardware online. A quick teardown from Chinese site IT168 reveals what’s under the hood of this powerful new flagship phone.

The teardown doesn’t reveal many surprises, but it does confirm a few things. There’s no microSD slot, which we already knew, but the phone does feature an NFC chip along with dual SIM card slots. There’s also no extra cooling equipment in sight, suggesting the Snapdragon 820 might not need advanced systems to dissipate heat as its predecessor did.

You can also see all the other powerful hardware Xiaomi packed into the Mi5. That includes a 3000mAh battery (which can apparently be replaced relatively easily if need be), a fingerprint reader, and the front and rear cameras.

You can check out the full gallery at the top of this post though unfortunately that might be the closest most of us ever get to Xiaomi’s awesome new phone.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...