Xiaomi Mi 5 live images
There’s a brand new leak of the Xiaomi Mi 5 doing the rounds on the web, this time showing off the handset’s full-metal build. While images of the handset have surfaced online before, they’re usually of a glass-encased unit in different colors. The new pictures which have been uncovered by G For Games appear to be of the higher-end variant. Unfortunately, the live photos only feature the rear surface of the Xiaomi phone.
The fingerprint scanner appears to be placed beneath the camera unit. This is a departure from previous leaks which had claimed that the smartphone’s sensor would be embedded within the home button. There appears to be a laser auto focus component on the left of the lens and a dual-color LED component on the right. The Xiaomi logo can be spotted at the lower end of the handset. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top and a USB Type-C port at the bottom.
Xiaomi Mi 5 press image
In what seems to be a regular occurrence now, the Xiaomi Mi 5 has been leaked yet again. There’s a bit more information to chew on this time round, with several renders and even a video showcasing the upcoming device. The content appears to be promotional material for the phone.
The new set of images feature the Xiaomi Mi 5 in a variety of colors including pink, white, gold and black. The pictures were leaked on Chinese social networking site Weibo and pretty much confirm the specs which the device is rumored to contain. The handset can be seen covered with 2.5D curved glass on the front and 3D glass on the back.
Xiaomi Mi5 more colors
The new renders of the Xiaomi Mi5 further back up the speculation that it’s going to ship with a home button which doubles up as a fingerprint scanner. The sensor will supposedly be the fastest and smallest one ever offered commercially, according to speculations.
Times News claims the pictures are the real deal. They do match previous renders, if you remember. Earlier leaks had suggested that the screen of the phone would feature the brand’s own take on Apple’s 3D Touch pressure-sensitive technology.
Xiaomi Mi 5 video leak
In a separate leak by another user on Weibo, the future Xiaomi flagship can be seen in action for a full 27 seconds, with the squished-looking fingerprint sensor and all. The video showcases the white version of the smartphone on a wooden dock.
A demonstrator is seen switching the device on by swiping one finger up. The individual then proceeds to browse through various functions on the handset. As we mentioned earlier, it clearly seems to be a promo clip for the Xiaomi Mi 5.
Xiaomi Mi 5 real photo
Posted below is what is assumed to be an actual image of the Xiaomi Mi 5 in the wild. It clearly matches the latest press renders of the smartphone. You can seen the small fingerprint reader which doubles up as the home key.
Aside from the button placement, the speaker and front-facing camera can also be seen on the top. The upper right-hand corner appears to sport the Mi logo on it. We’re not sure we like Xiaomi’s continued dedication to plastic for its flagships though.
Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications and price rumors
So far, rumors have hinted the Xiaomi Mi 5 will ship with a Snapdragon 820 processor and a 5.2-inch 1080p full HD resolution display. The company may choose to offer it in two versions. One variant may pack 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.
The other might contain 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. The former could be priced at CNY 1999 (approx Rs 20300) and the latter at CNY 2299 (about Rs 23400). The build of the handset will be of polycarbonate and it will feature a fingerprint sensor on the front.
Xiaomi Mi 5 expected release date
The Xiaomi Mi 5 was previously speculated to be launched in 2015. But Chinese analyst Pan Jiutan dashed all those hopes by saying it would be out in 2016 (February 20). Incidentally, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to expected to get a release date in this month too.
The Mi5 couldn’t have arrived earlier anyway since the Snapdragon 820 processor it is supposed to contain starts shipping to manufacturers only in 2016. We’ll keep expanding this post as and when more information pours in.