Xiaomi MI5s might ditch home button

The Xiaomi Mi5

Xiaomi’s first phone to feature a home button might have it removed in its update coming soon.

The rumour mill is churning and people are talking about the Xiaomi Mi5S, an updated version of the current Xiaomi Mi5 but with a faster Snapdragon 821 chipset, or so we though.

Originally it was believed that the only update on the Mi5s would be a faster chipset, but today a Weibo user has revealed that their might be a physical and security upgrade coming too.

Apparently Xiaomi are planning to remove the physical home button on the Xiaomi Mi5s, which incidentally houses the fingerprint scanner, and place the security measure “Under Glass” using new ultrasonic technology from partners Qualcomm.

With no physical button, the Xiaomi Mi5S is set to be a much more attractive looking phone from a virtual standpoint, and may even be enough of an upgrade to tempt current Mi5 owners over to the new device.

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