Xiaomi Mi5 cases give us a rough glimpse at next flagship

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Silicone cases for the Xiaomi Mi5 show us a large phone with possible IR blaster.

Go back in time a few years and we saw plenty of protective cases launch for phones ahead of the device launch, these leaks gave us an early look at new phones, and were often accurate.

So is this image of a silicone case for the Xiaomi Mi5 an accurate representation of what Xiaomi will launch of the 15th? Let’s take a look at the evidence.

First of all the case looks like it has been made for a larger phone, possibly between 5.5-inch and 5.7-inch. 5.7-inch is what the rumoured 2k display on the Mi5 is believed to be so that adds up.

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Looking at the case from the top down we see space for a possible IR blaster (like the Mi4) in the middle, and a tapered design which would be thinner than any previous Xiaomi to date. This all meets expectations of a thin phone from teasers.

The rest of the phone looks like a standard Xiaomi layout with the volume and power buttons on the left side, USB in the base and 3.5mm headphone jack at the very top.

Only 7 days until the Xiaomi live launch begins, and we can finally but these rumours to bed.

[ GizChina.es via Zimexport ]
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  1. Chrisanthos Nonis
    January 8, 2015


  2. jolu
    January 8, 2015

    is it just me or does the sample image of the phone inside the case have a curved capacitive button bar?

    Would love to own this one though

    • antidumb
      January 8, 2015

      did you know, paper can bend! that’s awesome! never though human could make such a thin material

      • Airyl
        January 8, 2015

        You know, you could’ve been normal about, but you had to be a dickwad.

        • antidumb
          January 9, 2015

          Wow, i making fun with sarcastic phrase without using any insult word, then suddenly you came insulting me.

          I’m surprise human nowadays easily get offended

          • Airyl
            January 9, 2015

            I’m not offended at all. I’m just saying you’re a dickwad.

      • jolu
        January 9, 2015

        I was just saying this because I like it somehow. I do know its paper.

        But since the sample image isn’t perfect, they probably don’t know exactly how the mi5 will look like.

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  3. Qidamin
    January 8, 2015

    Looks more like Hongmi Note2 than Mi5 To me.

  4. Peter F.
    January 9, 2015

    It is maybe the Note 2, look at pictures for the backcover, camera is on the same position like the cover

  5. balcobomber25
    January 9, 2015

    I would say it’s either Note 2 or a Mi4+. Too early for them release Mi5.