The Xiaomi Mi5 may very well be the most-leaked smartphone of the year, and one of the most-anticipated, which is funny considering that it’s not even going to be released this year. If rumors are to be believe, it was originally scheduled to be released late this year, but overheating issues with the Snapdragon 810 caused Xiaomi to wait until next year so it could use the Snapdragon 820, but that hasn’t been confirmed. Either way, the unknown release date is undoubtedly close, which means the leaks are becoming more and more detailed. One of the more recent leaks not only provides us with some alleged press renders of the smartphone, but a hands-on video as well.
Xiaomi fans probably feel that they have been waiting forever for the company’s Mi 5 flagship. Gradually, some new details are emerging and today a number of press renders and a leaked video have appeared, showcasing a fair bit about the upcoming smartphone’s looks. The leaked pictures show off the Mi 5 in a variety of colors, including Black, Gold, Pink and White options. The phone appears to have taken on a more curved design than the Mi 4, with slightly rounded corners and an oval-shaped home button which reportedly houses a new fingerprint scanner, á la the Galaxy S6. The previously rumored 2.5D curved glass display and 3D glass back panel also seem to make an appearance. The short video clip, embedded below, which claims to show the Mi 5 in action reaffirms the look of these press images. However, this model doesn’t look quite as slim as the renders and the corners are noticeably more rectangular. Previous hardware specifications have pinned the Xiaomi Mi 5 on a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 5.2-inch QHD display, a 16 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front facing camera. The phone is also said to come with 16GB or 64GB of internal storage and a 3,030mAh battery. A Mi 5 Plus version of the phone with a 5.5 or 5.7-inch display has also been rumored, which may account for the slightly wider looking handset model on the video.