If this is the Xiaomi Mi5 I’m out!


xiaomi mi5 rear leaked

Another leak showing a purported Xiaomi Mi5 design, but this time its the rear of the phone that we see with fingerprint scanner and laser focus.

We’ve seen plenty of images showing the front of the Xiaomi Mi5, we even got a really good look at the front earlier today in leaked hands on photos, but this is the first look at the rear.

Obviously we cannot guarantee that these images are the real deal, but they do look fairly similar in design to what Xiaomi have done with the Redmi 3 and Redmi Note 3.

If earlier reports are true then this will be one of the variants of the Xiaomi Mi5 (read more details here) and has a rear fingerprint scanner rather than a front scanner seen in other images.

xiaomi mi5 rear leaked

Above the fingerprint scanner are three more circles, two are obviously for the rear 16 mega-pixel camera, and LED flash while the third is likely a laser for fast focus.

This version of the Xiaomi Mi5 appears to be the the flat screened model, and apparently this is the version with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory, but again this is unconfirmed and might change.

On a personal note, if this is the rear of the Xiaomi Mi5 then I’m going to wait and see the rear of the curved glass model before I put my name down on any presale. If its as ghastly as this though I’m out!

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27 Comments

  1. Chico Migraña
    January 20, 2016

    looks like a Xiaomi MI2 with fingerprint scanner

  2. lKinder_Bueno
    January 20, 2016

    It looks like the redmi note 3 with flash and speaker from galaxy s3

  3. George
    January 20, 2016

    Nobody is that stupid at this level

  4. MattD
    January 20, 2016

    My butcher can make more realistic renders than those with Microsoft Paint! ?

    However, i may be a strange one (I surely am), but i don’t dislike it at all… Or maybe it’s just that I’d like to see a black mi5 without have to wait 6 months and an higher price “just because” ?

    • Tajwar
      January 20, 2016

      I’m like 50/50 as long as it isn’t bulky

    • balcobomber25
      January 20, 2016

      I like it a lot actually, especially the curved back and the fact that it is not the boring silver color we are seeing with most alloy phones. It’s probably faker than an Elephone announcement but I do like it.

  5. slartiblart
    January 20, 2016

    Looks like a jiayu s3.

    • E8hffff
      January 20, 2016

      Nope the Jiayu S3 looked nicer than that.

      • balcobomber25
        January 20, 2016

        S3 looked a lot more generic and boring than this. This at least has some lines to break up the drabness.

  6. Freeje
    January 20, 2016

    Looks bulky.

  7. Karly Johnston
    January 20, 2016

    It is a fake.

  8. Simon
    January 20, 2016

    Probably best to wait for Huawei Nexus 6P with Snapdragon 820 processor.

    • balcobomber25
      January 20, 2016

      Why is that best? Personally I prefer MIUI to stock Android, and depending on the pricing the Mi5 could be cheaper.

      • Nilzie
        January 21, 2016

        I love MIUI but its too bloated. There are so many stock apps that you cant be disabled without root.

  9. E8hffff
    January 20, 2016

    The image is so grainy and old looking it’s probably from one of those 13MP phones balcobomber25 has.

    • balcobomber25
      January 20, 2016

      Could be I have used some horrible 13mp sensors that look like this and like the Elephone Vowney.

      • MaxPower
        January 20, 2016

        Owned

  10. balcobomber25
    January 20, 2016

    This is about the 10th “leaked” image of the Mi5, most have looked completely different. Xiaomi is one of those companies where the leaks often look nothing like the phone. But I actually like this design better than some I have seen.

  11. Muhammad Yasir
    January 20, 2016

    aint shit …
    probably another phone

  12. jimberkas
    January 20, 2016

    plain and a bit uninspired? sure.
    ghastly? no.

    • Omer
      January 20, 2016

      Agree.

  13. Bailey
    January 20, 2016

    Where is the dual tone flash on this phone? That I why I call fake on this because Xiaomi even on some of there cheaper phone have a dual tone flash

    • balcobomber25
      January 20, 2016

      Could be a dual LED flash, tough to tell by the image.

    • Antonio Rossi
      January 20, 2016

      do not think dual led flash is “better”… it’s a compromise because they use 2 LED, one with warm light (5500K)… it’d be much better to have a single LED of pure white (exactly 5500K).

  14. Mark
    January 20, 2016

    Sure. Declare your passion or hatred for a device not yet presented based on two (leaked or even faked?!?) images. I don’t mind your article on what supposedly shows what could be the back of the new xiaomi flagship but please, show some god damn restraint and wait for hands on pictures before making sense- and worthless statements based on what right now is essentially (next to) nothing. And make the head line less attention seeking – if your opinion at the end really is meant as just that (a personal note), the headline of your article clearly isn’t the place for it. Please and thank you.

  15. Frederick Micallef
    January 21, 2016

    rear is just the rear, i kinda dig the design…then again i was one of the few who liked the look of the acer liquid e2’s rear and the overall design of the xiaomi mi3

    something i always liked on smartphones is thinness and glass back, sorta sony’s design language of the z ultra

  16. Allanitomwesh
    January 22, 2016

    That looks more like the Redmi Note 3 Pro Snapdragon than an Mi