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Latest Xiaomi Mi5 leak includes fingerprint scanner

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Latest leaked image of the Xiaomi Mi5

Latest leaked image of the Xiaomi Mi5

As Xiaomi is expected to kick off 2015 with the unveiling of a new phone, we seem to be receiving leaked photos of the Xiaomi Mi5 almost daily. On Tuesday, we passed along a photo that allegedly showed Xiaomi's next flagship handset in black. This morning, we not only have a new photo that reportedly shows the Mi5 in white, we also have some news about a feature that is rumored to be inside the Mi5.

According to a new report published on Wednesday, the Xiaomi Mi5 will include a fingerprint scanner that will be built in to the home button on the handset. Hey, Xiaomi isn't known as the Chinese version of Apple for no reason! Of course, this is similar to the Touch ID feature used on the Apple iPhone. With all of the leaks and rumors, we suggest taking this with a grain of salt. Especially since each leak of the Xiaomi Mi5 that we have received over the last three days, looks completely different from each other.

The Xiaomi Mi5 is believed to be a large screened device, possibly in the range of 5.5-inches to 5.7-inches. We could see Xiaomi take the wrapping off of the phone as soon as next week at CES. The upstart manufacturer, recently valued at a whopping $45 billion, still has yet to break into the U.S.market. Hmm. A powerfully spec'd phablet at a great price just might be the device Xiaomi needs to get a piece of the U.S. smartphone market. 

Thanks for the tip!

source: gizChina.it (translated)

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posted on 31 Dec 2014, 03:23

1. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Obviously fake!

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 04:12 1

3. Zack_2014 (Posts: 379; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


If Samsung succeeds in producing this design in the S6, it's gonna be one hell of a phone :D

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 06:10

4. Ishtiaque99 (Posts: 66; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Xiaomi copied the design from Samsung S6.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 06:19

5. majedlutfi (Posts: 36; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Specs????
Y

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 06:24 2

6. SayMobile (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


mi5 looks like a stretched Galaxy s4 with a more premium material and less bezels

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 09:29

9. UglyFrank (Posts: 1722; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


You would expect it to look better because it is being released almost 2 years later

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:33 1

11. Supraman21 (Posts: 325; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


And it does! It doesn't take much to bear Samsungs designs.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 06:34

7. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Hugo recently said they won't include fingerprint scanner yet because the softwares/Google coding is not that developed to get this done more easily. LoL. Don't know what is he talking, and now this leak comes up. Was hugo kept away from this project? LoL.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 06:35

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Neh someone probably photoshopped the home button of a random Samsung smartphone into one of the leaks

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 11:52

10. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Photoshopped...i believe..
Just have a look at right side bezel

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 14:52

12. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


No. Just no.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 23:48

13. nirajaq (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Dec 2014)


If Xiaomi to include Fingerprint scanner, A good software for 20.7 mp rumored sony exmor camera .. A wide angle selfie camera at front and a Sapphire display at low range upto 450$ also then who wouldnt buy it??

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 05:59

14. DonChoi (Posts: 33; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I guess Mi5 has touch-type fingerprint scanner such as Hauwei Ascend Mate7, Oppo N3 and iPhone6. Probably, Galaxy S6 also has same. It's BIG FOOT.

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