Xiaomi Mi 5c Leaks Without A Physical Home Button

February 17, 2017 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

The Xiaomi Mi 5c has just leaked yet again, one new image of the company’s allegedly upcoming smartphone has surfaced in China, and it’s quite a bit different than the ones that leaked earlier. The Xiaomi Mi 5c has been leaking out for month now, and the company is expected to announce this smartphone in the near future, though we don’t know when exactly considering it has been quite some time since its predecessor launched, but the source did mention that the phone will launch in March. The Xiaomi Mi 4c was announced back in September 2015, well over a year at this point.

In any case, the device that surfaced today does not come with a physical home button, while pretty much all the other Xiaomi Mi 5c leaks thus far suggested that it will sport a physical home button, just like the Xiaomi Mi 5. The design of these two devices is quite similar, though the front-facing camera is placed differently in the newly leaked image, and the physical home button is missing as well, as already mentioned. Other than that, the two devices seem to be very similar. This phone comes with a 2.5D curved glass on top of its display, or at least it seems like it based on this image, and its top and bottom bezels are quite thin. Xiaomi’s branding is not present on the front side of this smartphone, so we’ll have to put some faith into the source and believe this is Xiaomi’s phone. It’s also worth noting that the Xiaomi Mi 5c had been certified last month in China.

In any case, this smartphone is expected to be the first smartphone to ship with the company’s very own Pinecone SoC, the Pinecone V670, to be more exact. Now, this phone could be released in March, as the source said, but nothing has been confirmed just yet. Aside from the Pinecone SoC, this phone will, allegedly, sport a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. A 12-megapixel shooter will be placed on its back, while you’ll get an 8-megapixel snapper up front. A 4,500mAh battery is also rumored, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat will come pre-installed on the device with Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 OS.

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