Alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 render leaked, shows physical home button

by: Preetam NathDecember 8, 2015

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An alleged render of the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone has been leaked online. The leaked image shows us the front side of Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship, which reveals a physical home button sitting right below the display of the phone, if the render is indeed accurate.

Having a physical home button is of significance, especially since it would make the Mi 5 the first Xiaomi device to move away from the standard 3 capacitive buttons arrangement. We do agree that having a physical home button nicely aligns with rumours of the Mi 5 carrying a fingerprint scanner, which in this case can be easily integrated into the home button itself.

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According to reputed Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang, the Mi 5 will not make use of Qualcomm’s new UltraSonic Fingerprint Scanner technology, which the analyst says isn’t ready for action yet. Thus, we can expect a traditional fingerprint scanner, just like the ones in latest the Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy handsets, etc.

Late in November, we published a story talking about the expected release date of the Xiaomi Mi 5. According to Jiutang, the Mi 5 will be unveiled to the world in January 2016. The Chinese phone maker is said to be stocking up on Mi 5 handsets, expecting a huge demand for the handset after its release in February next year.

The Mi 5 is rumoured to run on MIUI v7, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset and paired with a Quad HD display, 4GB RAM, a 16MP rear camera, and 3000mAh battery. There’s also a rumour that the Mi 5 will come with a Force Touch equipped screen. Nothing can be confirmed as of yet.

  • Денис Красиков

    ugly imo

    • SharkGaming

      I don’t think it is terrible, but that bottom bezel is a bit large.

  • 1213 1213

    This phone gets leaked every other day since a few months ago. It seems good, and from what I remember xiaomi expects a lot from it, but have a feeling it will still fall flat if it’s reasonably priced, and I’m starting to stop caring.

  • patstar5

    If xiaomi came to the u.s I would probably buy phones from them, I wonder if they will enter next year.

  • Arman

    Sounds like it could to be my next phone!

  • Luka Mlinar

    Not a looker :/

    • dds

      Sure, cause practical phone needs to be look sharp first, make calls second.

      • Luka Mlinar

        Actually yes. Phones are sold even before they’re ever experienced by the costumer. Looks sell.

        • Ezzy

          Yes, we know people are dumb, thanks.

    • Jake Lam

      It kinda reminds me of my old SGSII.

      • Me too.. that was a great phone ;)

  • Erik Nasaroff

    I think they might have gone the OnePlus 2 route – a fingerprint sensor that doubles as a home button and can’t be pressed down.

  • Vibin Gerrard Thomas

    mi5 plus please