The Weibo user KJuma has been releasing leaks about Chinese smartphones for a long time. Some of them have turned out to be true, while some not. Today, he has released a couple of pictures of a new Xiaomi flagship device. While he doesn’t reveal the name of the handset, its most likely of the Xiaomi Mi5, that’s expected to launch before the end of 2015.
From the renders, it looks like the new Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone will have no bezels at all. The display extents to the sides, creating a bezelless effect. Now that we have seen the bezelless ZTE Nubia Z9, this doesn’t sound too far fetched. On top of the display, you have the standard sensors along with the camera. There’s the traditional MI logo on the top left corner.
However, when you come to the bottom, it gets a bit interesting. The renders show that the phone has a physical home button, which will most likely integrate a fingerprint sensor too. It has been a trend for almost every major flagship in 2015 to feature a biometric sensor, and Xiaomi too could follow suit.
Even the back is interesting. The Xiaomi phone renders reveal that the phone could come with dual cameras at the back. We have seen many recent smartphones like the ZTE Axon Elite with such a setup. Along with the dual cameras, the Xiaomi phone will come with dual LED flash as well. Finally, there’s once again the MI branding at the back.
Before you get too excited, there’s a pretty good chance that this isn’t the real design. Also, Xiaomi is yet to reveal anything about its upcoming flagship officially, so its best to take this news with a pinch of salt. We expect the company to announce the handset, sometime after Qualcomm makes Snapdragon 820 available in the market. [source]