Black Xiaomi Mi 5 Leaks, Sports Laser Autofocus, Metal Build

The Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks have been incredibly persistent lately, only today alone we shared a couple of them. It seems like as soon as we publish something, a new leak just pops up out of nowhere. Earlier today the Mi 5 has surfaced on GeekBench, and the real life image of the device has also popped up in the wild. Well, yet another leak came our way quite recently, read on.

Yet another alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 has popped up in a real life image, as you can see. This time around we get to see the all-black variant of the Mi 5, in what seems to be a metal unibody shell. Now, I don't know if you recall, but the Mi 5 is said to launch in two variants, the standard variant with metal + glass material combination, and the higher-end one which is said to sport a metal unibody build. Well, if that info is accurate, this might be the higher-end Xiaomi Mi 5. The device sports, other than a camera sensor, a laser autofocus and the LED flash on the back. The company's logo is placed in the lower portion of the phone's back, and the 3.5mm headphone jack is located on the top of the device. You will also notice that the device sports a fingerprint scanner right below the rear-facing camera, a circular fingerprint scanner, to be more exact.

Now, we cannot confirm if this image is legit, but it's the first of its kind we've seen thus far. Too bad the source did not provide the front side of the phone, we're wondering if there's a physical home button included here. Either way, both variants (if Xiaomi opts to release two) are said to sport 5.2-inch displays and the Snapdragon 820 SoC. The standard variant will allegedly ship with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the higher-end one will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected to ship out of the box, along with Xiaomi's MIUI OS which will be installed on top of it. Qualcomm's Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner has also been mentioned, and the physical home button might be included on the front as well. The device will launch next month, after the Chinese New Year.

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