Newly-leaked image suggests the Xiaomi Mi 5 might sport a Galaxy Note5-like curved glass back

Newly-leaked image suggests the Xiaomi Mi 5 might sport a Galaxy Note5-like curved glass back
Back and forth during the past few months, we've been constantly hearing rumors regarding Xiaomi's expected Mi 5 flagship through the grapevine. Potential announcement dates have been flying around, but until this day Xiaomi doesn't have a Mi 5 in the product portfolio. Still, September 24 is the newest rumored date for the device's debut.

Just a couple of days ago, a purported teaser image for the device appeared, suggesting that it will feature a fingerprint reader, yet we got no new potential debut date time period. 

There's a new leak circulating around, claiming to depict an alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 and its rear, in particular. What's remarkable about this purported image is that the device pictured on it has a rear cover curved at the sides, reminding us of the Galaxy Note5's distinct glass back. There also seems to be a metal frame, two loudspeaker cutouts at the bottom, as well as a data port of unspecified type.

We have some suspicions that Xiaomi is waiting for Qualcomm to release the Snapdragon 820 so that it could make the cut for the Mi 5. Said chipset has not been officially unveiled yet, so we don't keep our hopes high. Certainly, the rumor mill has been busy and we seem to have a couple of different specs sheet that might make it to the expected flagship. One of the more plausible ones features a Snapdragon 810 chipset, 5.2-inch Quad HD display, 3GB of RAM, and a 16MP camera at the back.

Given that Xiaomi already has a device with 4GB of RAM — the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro — we wouldn't be surprised to see that much operational memory in the Mi 5, too. Well, we guess we'll know more as Xiaomi decides to officially spill the beans.

Newly-leaked image suggests the Xiaomi Mi 5 might sport a Galaxy Note5-like curved glass back

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30 Comments

1. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

design has become so boring... they all look the same and it's sad to say this but i dont think this will change until the iPhone 7 sets a new design standard

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol The isheep are getting worse and worse.

26. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Lol the s-sheep are getting worse

27. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

Try big next time

28. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

Try big next time

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

*Htc one m10

7. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

LMAO yeah that's why they been recycling the same design for 3 generations

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

So, what ?

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

So no one copied iPhone6.

18. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

They have copied from Xiaomi Mi Note's design language. The Note 5 has copied the curved glass back from Xiaomi. No need to be egoistic. Just google before replying.

20. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I said copied FROM.

21. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

and that's the reason why HTC cant evolve their design language, cuz they need Apple to show them the way to do it

22. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

How is that so when htc m7 came out in 2013?

4. Takeharu

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Xiaomi had the curved glass back way before the Note 5 was even announced with the Mi Note (pro). So if anything Samsung copied Xiaomi.

8. maherk

Posts: 6705; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly. Almost everyone knows this fact, yet PA gave the credit to Samsung.

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

A phone that it's not available worldwide....

5. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Hey phonearena ...the Xiaomi Mi Note already have a curved glass & launched in February's this year. The Galaxy Note5 is a month on sale.

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Curved back, but not curved screen.

15. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

No one talks about the screen, even the article says "curved glass back". And that is fact, that the Mi Note (Pro) had this way before tha Note5. And that phone is also avaiable worldwide, you just have to search for it in the good place. (And yes, it doesn't work with USA LTE networks, but 3G works perfectly fine and who should you blame? Xiaomi, whose main market is China and gives a sh*t about US market, or the US carriers, who can't use the frequencies, which the rest of the world uses, because they are 'Murican and they are the "elite" and can't use the same thing, that someone else uses too...)

19. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Sometimes these fanboys post mindless comments. They need to Google the thing before replying who copied who. And PhoneArena! Your writer's also needs to do a proper research before posting any Articles...

16. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Gtfo, you are annoying

17. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

So hardcore....

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

It's actually curved like MI note series , samsungarena

12. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Yeah with the curved back...

23. xioxas

Posts: 21; Member since: May 04, 2015

did phonearena even bother search ? the curved glass back originaly came from xiaomi mi note not samsung galaxy note 5. i guess this site only knew about samsung and iphone

24. handsomparis

Posts: 108; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

All these phone are starting to look alike the only thing that make the different are the specs

25. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Do you really think specs are different??

30. handsomparis

Posts: 108; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Hell the specs aren't different either sometimes

29. Life_Engineer

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

You guys! Damn it! It was samsung who copied Xiaomi (minote and minote pro) in their note 5 and S6! NOT THE OPPOSITE!

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