Xiaomi Mi 5 renders surface again; to be unveiled on January 21

Those waiting for the Xiaomi Mi 5 may end up getting the devices next month as new renders suggest a possible unveiling date for January 21. Besides unveiling dates, there is much more to find out about the upcoming addition in the emerging Xiaomi legacy in smartphone market. With a physical home button and impressive looks, let’s find out more into the fresh renders.


The new render of the Xiaomi Mi 5 was spotted on the Chinese social networking site Weibo, reinforcing details out of earlier rumors. Back in October there were several leaked info out there arousing speculations about the Xiaomi Mi 5. However details out of current renders are rejecting a number of speculations from previous reports.

The October reports about the Xiaomi Mi 5 were showing Qualcomm ultrasound fingerprint scanner which seems to be in making yet. Analyses into fresh renders rule out the introduction of the Qualcomm fingerprint scanner after appearance of home button. The home button was speculated to get excluded after arrival of new fingerprint scanner tech.

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The fingerprint scanner by Qualcomm is reported to be of ultrasound type which varies from conventional ones in a number of ways. Unlike fingerprint scanner currently employed into devices the ultrasound fingerprint scanners operates without physical buttons. And also the ultraviolet scanners can be adjusted as any place on the device, like under device screen.


Current analyses focused the instability and unreliability of the ultrasound fingerprint scanner as the reason that Xiaomi turned it down. However Xiaomi still may include a traditional scanner that may lie beneath the physical home button. With these details the Xiaomi Mi 5 is going to carry a 5.2inch display and Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood. We may also get force touch included on the device upon its arrival on January 21.

Via: PhoneArena

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