Latest Xiaomi Mi5 leak includes fingerprint scanner

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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13 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Obviously fake!

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

4. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Xiaomi copied the design from Samsung S6.

5. majedlutfi

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Specs???? Y

6. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

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

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

11. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

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

7. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 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.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

12. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

No. Just no.

13. nirajaq

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 31, 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??

14. DonChoi

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 21, 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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