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New Xiaomi Mi 5 Render Reveals Physical Home Button, Release On Jan 21?

by Joe 7

Just a few hours back, analyst revealed that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will probably go with a traditional fingerprint sensor, instead of Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic scanner. Now, a new Xiaomi Mi 5 render has made it online, revealing the front of the flagship.

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According to the new render, the Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship will continue to use a design similar to the one we have seen on the Mi Note series. However, there’s one major difference up front. The phone will feature a physical home button on the front, a first for a Xiaomi device. This actually makes sense since earlier today we heard that the Mi 5 will probably come with a front facing fingerprint sensor. And up till now, we have seen major companies use a physical home button to incorporate a fingerprint sensor underneath the button.

As we cannot see the back of the device, we can’t be sure whether the phone features a metal body. However, according to the previous rumors, the Mi 5 is expected to come in all metal design. Further, the display which will most likely be of 5.2-inches will also come with a Force Touch/ 3D Touch pressure sensitive technology.

Other expected specifications of the phone include 2K resolution on its 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 820, 3GB + 32GB / 4GB + 64GB memory combinations, 21MP rear camera and an 8MP front facing shooter. As for software, expect the phone to come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow version with MIUI 7 on top right out of the box.

While the company is yet to confirm a date for the phone’s release, recent rumors suggest that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will most likely debut on January 21, 2016, which is a Thursday. It’s possible since we have continuously heard about a Jan release for the device, after which the phone will be available for sale in February. 

So, what do you think about the new Xiaomi Mi 5 render? Were you expecting a revolutionary design or did you like this one?


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  • Chico Migraña

    now looks like a damn Samsung, hate it

  • Christo

    If that’s the actual design, then I’m disappointed… I would’ve preferred if they went for a circular sensor on the back. Then made the front top and bottom bezels very thin.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    ugly shit !

  • prisacariuadi

    now looks like OnePlus Two….
    not as beautiful as expected…

  • tri do

    people said that it is ugly that need to try to design for themselves eh. see if you can come with something different than either circle or square button?

  • chris

    Starting i think force touch is useless because it takes more space and use more battery so does a 2k screen . I was also hoping for a bezeless design. Other than that i believe it is still going to be a good devise but not for me . I want something more special not just a powerhouse , i like when things are more practical . Thats my opinion.

  • Guaire

    Looks like fan made.