Xiaomi seem to have gone all-metal in late 2015 and early 2016 with the Redmi Note 3 and the Redmi 3 phones respectively. However, pure metal isn’t premium enough, apparently.
That’s a school of thought emerging right now because of what’s seen on the latest Xiaomi Mi 5 leak.
The phone’s rear panel has been glimpsed this time, and it looks like it’ll be made (partly) out of glossy glass/onyx.
Take a look at the leaked images here:
We’ve heard rumours of Xiaomi prepping a couple different models of the Mi 5 (‘Youth’ and ‘Advanced’?), with the higher-end one being made fully out of metal. If the claim has any truth to it, we might be looking at the lower-end variant of the Mi 5 here, with its Redmi 3-style textured rear covered in gloss.
Previously known information about this Xiaomi flagship includes: its processor (Snapdragon 820), display resolution (1920 x 1080p), screen size (lesser than 5.5 inches; 5.2 inches being a prime suspect), and more.
How’s the Mi 5 shaping up for you so far? Are you impressed? Regardless of that, stay tuned to GizChina, since a lot more leaks and news around the Mi 5 are expected before the February 24th launch.