Xiaomi’s Mi 5 has built up a lot of hype around it. After a slew of midrange to budget smartphones in the Xiaomi Redmi 3 and Redmi Note 3, the Chinese company eventually revealed that the next phone will be a flagship Mi 5.
The best part? It’s said to be unveiled on 24 February. Rumours and leaks obviously exploded and many of them pointed at Xiaomi releasing two different Mi 5s — one with a glass and metal construction and one that is all metal. Now it looks like we have a leaked photo of one of the backs.
What you’re looking at is supposedly the back plate of the glass + metal variant of the but, what’s interesting is that they don’t match up with the renders of the device we revealed earlier.
First off, the flash is on the wrong side of the camera module — opposite of that on the Mi Note as well — but the shape is pretty much the same. Secondly, this back panel isn’t curved either as suggested by earlier leaked renders.
It does look good though, there’s no doubt about that, especially with that fascinating pattern. Not quite the Redmi 3’s diamond etched but a more polished refined brush. Not sure how it would feel in the hand though.
As a recap of the Mi 5’s specs, it is said to run a Snapdragon 820 processor with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM as well as either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, not all Mi 5s will be made the same as the all-metal variants are said to be the lower specd version.
That means, the all-metal devices will feature a full HD 1080p resolution screen whereas the glass and metal ones will pack a QHD 2K display. Sizes for the screen has been said to range from either 5-5.2″.
For camera specs, it is said to feature a 16MP/13MP camera combo with a 3,600 mAh battery to give it juice. The Mi 5 is purported to come preloaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 running over it.
It is also supposed to have a physical home button that houses a fingerprint scanner.