Guys, not trying to discourage you, but even Indonesia, supposedly the 3rd largest market for Xiaomi , has frustration to get some of their flagship models. It seems all decisions come directly from China on when & where to sell what . I'm very interested in Mi5 Pro, but to be honest, I have my own frustration & doubt whether we will really have all the complete models of Mi5. So, don't hold your breath if you live even further away. I'm a Mi fan, but I keep telling my friends the same thing "If no definite answer on availabilty, don't wait ! Just buy your 2nd best option".
He want Xiaomi to be known internationally, but you only get so far without releasing the phones elsewhere. I would be eyeing one if they actually released, but I'm not hardcore interested to import one, there are much safer bets to put my money on.
Herodroid, 25 Feb 2016Anyone knows if xiamoi Mi series has bloatware/locked bootloader? do they have root or custom ... moreYou can easily install custom rom using stock mi recovery. Also you can install dual boot.
Only problem is kernel code. Xiaomi didn't release!
robogo, 25 Feb 2016You just might be onto something.try a lil' harder
Anyone knows if xiamoi Mi series has bloatware/locked bootloader? do they have root or custom ROM support? if they do, I am sold... specs are amazing. Was wondering buying Sony xperia x performance. But if xiaomi let's us custom ROM it then its a good deal phone.
MI 5 will not have the first Marshmallow-based MIUI 7. First Marshmallow-based MIUI 7 for general public was for MI3 / MI4 (cancro) and Mi Note (virgo). Though it is developer and not stable version.
READ: We haven't paid IP licenses in EMEA and NA and thus, we can't launch there officially, or we will be sued for all the patents we are using, but have not licensed.
China, on the other hand...
Good. Official launch would make it so expensive no one would buy it anyway.
If you really want want one, there are way to get one. Stop being so hung up on warranty.
adeelraj, 25 Feb 2016it means they cant meet international demandsNope. I am a bit tired of these Xiaomi nonsense decisions. Besides, most of their phones lack 4g/LTE capabilities used in the West anyway, so better stay where they are.
The rest of the world is using LTE band 20 (800 MHz) so the rest of the world is not interested in Mi5.