A couple of newly leaked renders out of China claim to portray the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5. These are said to be unofficial, but based on the design of the real thing – which was briefly used by the creator of the pictures.
As you can see, the image of the front of the device shows an incredibly small Home button – which is there in order to house a fingerprint scanner.
According to the source of the pictures, the Mi 5 will in fact sport the world’s smallest such sensor, and also the fastest. The rest of the design is unmistakably Xiaomi. And as the render to the right can attest, we’re going to be treated to a metal frame for the Mi 5. On the front we can discern 2.5D glass on top of the display panel, while the back is said to feature even more curved “3D” glass. The smartphone will have a USB Type-C port.
One important thing to note is that the product depicted in these shots looks nothing like the one in the previous leak supposedly showing the Mi 5 (or the one before that). So clearly one of the leaks is wrong, there’s just no telling which one at this point.
The Mi 5 will allegedly be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is something that’s been claimed in many previous rumors about the device. The handset is apparently going to feature a 5.2-inch touchscreen with 1080p or QHD resolution, a 16 MP rear camera, a 13 MP selfie snapper, dual-SIM functionality, and a 3,600 mAh battery. It will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow underneath MIUI 7.
It will be offered in two versions. If you choose 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, you’ll need to pay CNY 1,999 ($308 or €283 at the current exchange rates). If, on the other hand, you go for 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, the price rises to CNY 2,299 ($354, €326