It’s kind of funny how one of the year’s most-anticipated smartphones isn’t actually being released this year. Most people assume that Xiaomi decided not to release the Mi5 this year in order to avoid the Snapdragon 820’s overheating issues, but the company claims that this was done to ensure that the user experience was as good as possible. According to CEO Lei Jun the smartphone will be worth the wait, and if these recently-leaked specs and renders are accurate, then I believe him. Although the home button looks a little odd, it’s supposedly going to be the smallest and fastest fingerprint scanner on the market.
A new leak shows a believable Xiaomi Mi 5 render claiming that it’s close to the final product. In addition, the source has also listed key configurations and pricing details of the upcoming flagship. GForGames citing the Chinese source Zaeke said that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will come with a 2.5D glass panel at the front, whereas the rear panel will feature a 3D glass. The company has reportedly used a metal frame on the device, complete with chamfered edges. At the tail end of the handset, a USB Type-C port, along with a bunch of antenna bands and speaker grills can be seen on the render. A home button is clearly visible and a fingerprint scanner has apparently been infixed on the button. This scanner is believed to be the smallest and fastest in the market. Under the hood, the Mi 5 will come powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor and backed by either 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM depending on the native storage space choice of 32 GB or 64 GB, respectively. On the software front, as expected, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS will run the device out of the box, along with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 7. This handset is believed to carry a 5.2-inch display and Full HD or QHD screen resolution.