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Leaked Renders Suggest Xiaomi Mi 5 to Sport Physical Home Button



Xiaomi‘s upcoming flagship Mi 5 is expected to be unveiled on January 21st in China. While there are many rumors and leaks about the Mi 5, and today’s fresh leaks show us the device outlook via leaked press renders along with a video. The earlier rumors suggested the device to sport 3D Touch display, but we can’t confirm that until there is any information.

Talking about the latest leaked renders, the device looks same as the seen on the patent docs that are leaked a few days back. On the front, we can find a slim oval shaped physical home button that comes integrated with the fingerprint sensor. This is the first ever Xiaomi device to sport physical home button. From the images, we can find a 2.5D glass laid on the top of the display.

On the back, it has a curved glass as seen with the latest Galaxy Note 5. Overall the device almost similar to the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro but with more curved edges. The rear camera with dual tone LED flash can be seen on the top left position. While the Xiaomi Mi 4C became the first ever Xiaomi to include a USB Type-C port, and now it will also be included on the Mi 5.

Along with the Type-C USB port, the dual stereo speakers are placed on the bottom edge of the device. The device will be available in the colors White, Black, Gold, and Pink. Apart from the press renders, the leaked specifications suggest the Mi 5 to feature 5.2-inch Quad HD display and a powerful Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor.

The device also has 4GB of RAM and will be available in different storage options. There might also be a 16MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash and an 8MP front-camera. It supports dual SIM dual standby and is backed by a non-removable 3,030mAh battery. If the rumors are to be believed, the Mi 5 will be priced more than 2,000 Yuan (approx $308 / Rs. 20,400).

While the UI of the device looks similar to the latest MIUI 7, we expect it to run on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Huawei had confirmed to announce the Huawei Mate 8 for the U.S markets at the upcoming CES 2016; there are other Chinese companies like ZTE and LeTV, which are all set to unveil their latest devices.

(Since there is no official confirmation about the Xiaomi Mi 5, take all these details with a pinch of salt until there is an official announcement or, at least, a confirmed source backing this news.)


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