Xiaomi Mi5 case shows camera placement and rough dimensions

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Xiaomi have shown an image of a silicon case for the Xiaomi Mi5 revealing the camera placement of the phone and giving us an idea of the overall size of the phone.

Taking in to account the size of the Xiaomi Mi5 cover in the hand of the model in the image it looks like the new flagship MIUI phone is going to be roughly 5.2-inches. This would tie in with previous rumours and make the new phone slightly larger than the current Mi4 but smaller than the Mi Note.

The image tells us that the silicone case will measure just 0.45mm thick, so just thick enough to add a little protection to the phone, but not thick enough to ruin the compact size and feel of the new phone in the hand.

Take an even closer look to the image and we can just make out the camera location at the top left of the phone. The oval cut out looks to be just right for a single camera and dual LED flash set up, but doesnā€™t appear big enough for a dual camera design (a feature some Chinese manufacturers will be offering this year).

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Playing with filters with the image reveals the power and volume button locations on the right of the phone (true to all Xiaomi phones), and there appears to be a circle on the rear which might be where a fingerprint scanner could be located.

There also seems to be 3 cut outs in the bottom of the case for dual speakers and a USB type C.

Xiaomi will launch the Xiaomi Mi5 in China on the 24th but will also have a special media presentation of the new phone during MWC so watch out for that during our MWC reports later this month.

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  1. gennaro di sarno
    February 14, 2016

    What is that circle? Maybe a fingerprint sensor?

  2. JudikJ7
    February 14, 2016

    I don’t think it’s a fingerprint sensor because it’s not in the center of the case and it’s way too big. If you look closely you will see other circles in the picture that are bigger

  3. Sprime
    February 14, 2016

    I’m so, so, so horribly unimpressed for now, and I’m afraid the actual reveal won’t change that.

  4. Angry Mobile Nerd
    February 14, 2016

    The circles are the product of blasting the levels and/or brightness/contrast in Photoshop. It’s just the light on the white wall in the background behind the case — not on the case itself. It’s not even perfectly centered.

    • balcobomber25
      February 14, 2016

      Not only is it not centered but that would be a huge fingerprint sensor.