Update: Another explanation for the frame not quite matching the previous Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks perfectly is that it’s a photoshopped image of a different handset. Reliable leaker, Steve Hemmerstoffer posted comparisons with an Oppo chassis leak, which looks virtually identical to today’s images. It’s plausible that someone has doctored these to include the Mi logo.
— Steve Hemmerstoffer (@stagueve) January 25, 2016
Xiaomi is expected to release its next flagship smartphone sometime next month, after one of the company’s chiefs told his followers on Weibo that a new phone was to be launched after the Chinese New Year. While he didn’t share a great number of in-depth details we do know that it’ll be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor.
Recently, the front panel of Xiaomi’s Mi 5 leaked, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect from the next Mi handset. Over the weekend, further images were published by CNBeta claiming to show the metal rear panel in great detail. On first impressions, it looks very familiar…