Xiaomi Mi5 spotted in the wild with home button

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The Xiaomi Mi5 has been spotted in the wild and a keen eye’d Weibo user has been quick to snap images and post them online. Take a look.

With Xiaomi Mi5 production already in full swing, and the phone launching next month it makes sense that there will be a few test mules doing the rounds in China, and it looks like one has already been snapped by an eagle eyed Weibo user.

The images show a black version of the Xiaomi Mi5 and as you can see it has a physical home button on the chin, just like the renders which have been posted over the past few months.

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Bezels either side of the phone screen don’t look all that narrow compared to Nubia’s flagship phones, but are likely to be just a few mm wide like those on the premium Xiaomi Mi Note.

Speaking of the Xiaomi Mi Note, does the Mi5 have a similar curved rear shell to it? Looking at the top corner of the phone it does seem to curve away quite aggressively.

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Xiaomi have already confirmed the Mi5 will come with a Snapdragon 820 chipset, and we expect 3 and 4GB RAM options to be available. Specs should also include a fingerprint scanner (in that home button), 16 mega-pixel rear camera, and a large battery.

Xiaomi will launch the Xiaomi Mi5 sometime at the end of February, while the Xiaomi Remi 3 will get on unveiling on the 12th January.

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  1. Mi-fan
    January 10, 2016

    OOH NOOOOOO please no. That bezel under the display is waaay to thick

  2. Louis Mario
    January 10, 2016

    From the Galaxy Note series i learned that even with a home button, the bezels can be very thin. This Mi5 would look very large for a supposed 5.2 incher.

  3. tomikitwo
    January 10, 2016

    Very ugly phone 🙁

  4. Assefa Hanson
    January 10, 2016


  5. Guaire
    January 10, 2016

    Consistent with previous leaks except obvious fakes including that video “leak”. Gizchina missed some of them.




    Though I’m not fan of glass back and that “slim” home button judging by that leaks I can safely say real thing will be a looker for sure despite negative comments.

    Assuming that is a 5 incher top and bottom would be roughly same size with Mi4. Very slim side bezels and slim home button/fingerprint scanner accentuating top and bottom bezels. The phone itself would be almost identical sized with iPhone 6 including body thickness.

    If it has 5.2″ display it will be a couple of mm taller than Samsung S6 which is a 5.1 incher.

  6. Aeonia
    January 10, 2016

    They had better have 4 capacitive buttons in the thick bezel on the bottom. 2 each side

  7. .
    January 10, 2016

    If this is a real Mi5 why did they censor the part where the “MI” logo should be?

  8. @ndy
    January 10, 2016

    Hmm, looks a bit “meh” I don’t know what I was expecting..I guess slimmer bezels for a Q1 2016 flagship. Not too keen on that home button either. Will reserve judgement until it’s official!

  9. alan4195
    January 10, 2016

    I have a hard time believing these photos are legit given the way-out-of-proportion bezel at the bottom. I don’t see a company with Xiaomi’s design-chops making such an obvious design blunder. I vote Fake.

  10. Freeje
    January 10, 2016

    Big chin!

  11. MaxPower
    January 10, 2016

    i’m starting to worry now

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      January 11, 2016

      These photos triggered memories of The Price is Right losing horn. Did you hear it too?

      • MaxPower
        January 11, 2016

        that sounds is echoing in my ears right now

  12. Ulti
    January 11, 2016

    That can’t be real! It’s way too ugly! Just give me a shrunken down version of my black Mi Note with an affordable 64GB versiob and I’m happy!

  13. Konstantin Vorobiov
    January 11, 2016


  14. dutchgio
    January 11, 2016

    What a chin at the bottum. Huge really. Can it grow a beard aswell?
    Seriously, this better not be the real thing, I don’t think it is.
    Xiaomi is well known for making good looking phones, this is shit.

  15. Ivan Budiutama
    January 14, 2016

    seriously guys? for the early phones to adopt Snapdragon 820. the only things you worry about is the bezel?? really? Snapdragon potentially had the top performance as it was shown on Letv on CES with more than 130,000 antutu mark, and ultrasonic sensor for Fingerprint scan, also equipped with ISP for great camera experience, not to mention DSP for low-power always on sensor capability… And all you worry about is the bezel?