Latest leaked image of the Xiaomi Mi 5 surfaces with home button and thin bezels?

Latest leaked image of the Xiaomi Mi 5 surfaces with home button and thin bezels?
We've recently seen a couple of images allegedly showing off the Xiaomi Mi 5. Both pictures showed a device with thin bezels, and one was revealed to be sporting a home button. Today, a new image of the Mi 5 has appeared on China's Weibo site. Once again, we are treated to a screen with very thin bezels, a high screen-to-body ratio, and a home button. The image isn't as clear as the previous renders, although the features can still be discerned.

While there is a resemblance to the previous leaked render, the picture did not come from an official source, meaning that we should take this with a grain of salt. Having said that, the home button is an important clue because it would seem to confirm some information that was passed along with the previous render. While earlier rumors suggested that the Mi 5 would be equipped with Qualcomm's ultrasound fingerprint scanner, analyst Pan Jiutang has recently stated that Xiaomi will use a more traditional biometric scanner on the Mi 5, which could be embedded in the home button.

The bottom of the phone carries two stereo speaker grilles with a USB port (Type-C?) between them. And MIUI is running on the phone. The timeline we last heard had the Xiaomi Mi 5 becoming officially announced on January 21st, with the launch coming during the next month.


source: Flutepony (Weibo) via Mobipicker

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Mi 5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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19 Comments

1. Rocket

Posts: 642; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

note5? btw first :p

2. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Now all phones look alike.

3. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

A physical home-button on a 2015/16 smartphone is just pointless and it destroys the beautiful design of so many phones.

4. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Though looks great it too looks like fan made considering some details.

12. OmarD

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 06, 2015

Agree (although I'm willing to make an exception if it also serves as fingerprint scanner).

18. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Um no. I prefer unlocking my gorgeous note 5 on the physical home button because many times, I have found myself using the fingerprint scanner when my phone is on the table.

5. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Looks more like meizu mx5.

6. kabiluddin

Posts: 275; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The physical home button looks ugly.

19. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

just like Samsung's.

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The way I see it; Xiaomi is getting yet another step closer to iPhone... But feel free to disagree... P.S:- I'm not an "iFan"... Nor I'm a "Fandroid"... So, its a very honest and... Er... 'Genuine' opinion, trust me.

8. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Yes, its a rectangular phone with curved edges, a home button and a screen on the front. Looks exactly like the iPhone.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Xiaomi leaked Mi5 phone photo look nicer than iPhone, narrow bezel much better handling with better screen to phone ratio. But feel free to disagree.... P.S:- I'm not an Fandroid... I'm not an iHater... So, its very honest and Er...'Genuine' opinion, trust me.

10. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Do you realize that your honest opinion based on a dubious source?

11. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

It's obvious a render concept phone, not a real deal

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Samsung + Meizu.

14. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Looks like Meizu....

15. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i like capacitive touch on my lumia and like physical home key, i dont get why people like onscreen keys...

16. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i like capacitive touch on my lumia and like physical home key, i dont get why people like onscreen keys...

17. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i like capacitive touch on my lumia and like physical home key, i get why people like onscreen keys...but physical home button and capacitive keys prevent a phone from looking plain...

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