With the avalanche of leaks that have so far surfaced around the Xiaomi Mi 5s, something big is anticipated. The flagship is billed to be the world’s first smartphone with under glass fingerprint scanner and we saw an illustration of how that works. What we didn’t see was the live image of the Mi 5s devoid of the physical home button. Well, a live photo of the Mi 5s has surfaced online on Weibo and it gave us our first glimpse of what the device looks like. The leaked photo seem to have come from well-known tipster @kjuma who has got an authentic track record.
While we cannot say the design is out of this world, we can at least spot one notable new feature on the render and that is the round shaped home button right at the bottom edge of the display screen. The home buttons on the Mi 5 is oblong shaped but this one takes an all new round-shaped design, just like those on iPhones. The button doesn’t look like it is protruding out of the screen surface so it is possible it is a virtual button. Recall that the home button is rumored to also house the under glass ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that is said to work even when the fingers are wet.
The expected Xiaomi Mi 5S’ AnTuTu record had earlier appeared on AnTuTu’s Weibo page revealing it pulled a total score of about 150K points. The AnTuTu record listed the device as coming with a 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 processor alongside an Adreno 531 GPU and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, which would likely be embellished with MIUI 8. Also, the Mi 5s will sport a 5.15-inch display with 1080p resolution and Force Touch. The device is also rumored as having three versions with 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM and a top-end version with 6GB RAM + 256GB of internal storage.
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On the camera end, the Mi 5s is rumored to come rocking a 16MP rear sensor with a 4-axis OIS, PDAF for quick focusing, and an aperture of f/1.8, and an 8MP front-facing selfie shooter. A 3490mAh battery is said to power the flagship device which may likely drop anytime soon. [source]