Xiaomi Mi 5 front panel leaks revealing smaller than rumored 5-inch screen size?

Xiaomi Mi 5 front panel leaks revealing smaller than rumored 5-inch screen size?
The Xiaomi Mi 5 has been the subject of various leaks over the last week, with a couple of images allegedly showing off the finished version of the handset. Today, new images have leaked purportedly revealing the phone's front panel. From the pictures, we can see that the device will have rounded corners, and sport a home button. The latter will probably be embedded with a fingerprint scanner. Recent reports have suggested that despite earlier rumors, Xiaomi's new flagship smartphone will employ a traditional print reader as opposed to an ultrasonic one.

Speculation has centered on a 5.2-inch display for the Mi 5. However, some looking at the image of the panel are now expecting the phone to carry a 5-inch screen, the same size employed by the Xiaomi Mi 4. The resolution of the screen is believed to be 1080 x 1920, which would result in a 441pp pixel density.

The latest rumors have Xiaomi introducing the Mi 5 on January 21st, with the actual launch taking place in February. While that fits in with earlier talk of a first quarter release of the phone, the company has yet to send out invitations to such an event. The introduction of the Xiaomi Mi 5 could be a big deal for a couple of reasons. One, this would be the first flagship to come from the manufacturer in almost a year and a half. Secondly, the handset could very well be the first smartphone to be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset.


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via GizmoChina

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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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11 Comments

1. Achillias

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Xiaomi made a big mistake with that ugly home button. If the want to have an fingerprintscanner than the best place to add it is on the side (Nubia Z9 Sony Z5 premium) or on the back (Nexus 6P, Huawei mate 8).

3. Unordinary unregistered

Does that mean the oval home buttons on the Galaxy lines are ugly too? Whats wrong with oval home buttons...?

7. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Yes, the Galaxy ones and even the iPhone ones look ghastly!

8. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

The galaxy ones look kinda alright, iPhone has one ugly button

11. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Justification in comments section will never end. Although i am extremely happy to hear that Mi 5 will continue to have a 5 inch 1080p display.

10. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

That's the more reason I buy the Galaxy lines. Any of them without the home button, I will not and never buy.

2. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

4. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

So the 820 with 1080p? That's going to be beast mode.

5. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

+good battery life. Double win :D

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I dunno if xiaomis battery gonna be good tho, by the battery pack itself and/or the software. We'll see tho

9. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

MIUI is pretty decent at battery life optimisation. Even my Mi Note Pro with the 1440p screen lasts a decent enough time (regardless of what PA's s**te battery test score says)

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