The much anticipated Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone has been spotted in leaked image has been posted on Weibo. The leaked images show a sleek design phone with the front panel curving towards the sides of the handset. This is similar to what is seen in the Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones, where the display does not seem to be curved.
News Fantasia has posted an image of the Mi 5 on Weibo. The image shows the Mi 5 sporting a home button. There is a home button on the Mi 5 along with what looks like an infrared emitter on the top with a headphone slot. The smartphone design tipped in the leaked image falls in line with the previously leaked render images of the handset.
Recently, Xiaomi's co-founder confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will launch after the Spring Festival of China which starts in February 8 and lasts for 15 days.He also said that the Mi 5 will go on sale a week after it is launched after the Spring festival.
The Mi5 will feature a 5.2-inch display with either a FHD or a QHD display. The Xiaomi is rumored to sport a 16MP rear camera and a 13MP camera on the front for selfies. The handset will come in two variants - a 32GB storage variant with 3GB of RAM and a 64GB storage variant that has a 4GB RAM. The handset is said to run an Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 7. The Mi5 is likely to be backed by a powerful 3600mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech.It is also tipped to have a fingerprint scanner and a metal body.
Xiaomi Mi5 is a highly anticipated device from the company and it will be a flagship smartphone. The company had shipped over 70 million phones in 2015, way below expectations.