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Xiaomi Mi5 renders reveal “world’s smallest and fastest” fingerprint reader

by Jacob Kleinman | December 23, 2015December 23, 2015 1:00 pm PDT

Xiaomi’s Mi5 may not arrive for a few more months, but we’re already getting a detailed look at the flagship phone. A fresh set of leaked renders reveal the new home button, which will apparently pack the smallest and fastest fingerprint scanner on the market when the device finally launches.

Two images of the phone show the finished front panel and the bottom edge. The physical home button (Xiaomi’s first) is indeed very small and slim. The entire design looks great, with soft edges and a polished metal frame. The second render reveal a pair of bottom facing speakers and a curved back that should feel good in your hand.

The leak comes from Chinese site Zaeke, which also offers a full list of specs for the Mi5. Xiaomi will allegedly pack in a 5.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, a 16-megapixel rear camera (13-megapixel in front), a 3600mAh battery and a USB-C charging port. It should run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box along with the latest version of the company’s own MiUI 7 software.

The Mi5 will apparently come in two different variants, including a premium version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and a cheaper model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Zaeke claims the phone will cost 2299 yuan ($355) and 1999 yuan ($309) respectively, though earlier reports suggest it could be a bit more expensive.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...