Vincenttjia, 26 Sep 2016well, im looking forward to 29 sept lets see about the fingerprint.
xiaomi may implement the ... moreNo as per qualcomm's tech the fingerprint can be put under the display. So hope for the best that Xiaomi implements the same under the screen and have better screen body ratio.
If it is trying to copy the iPhone like implementation then it is a bad move as iPhone itself is looking at removing this separate finger print area and merge into display.
This is too fast... but i believe xiaomi and i'll buy Mi5s to replace my Mi5..Good Job Xiaomi!!
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2016i will just beleive in xiaomi and call this one fake , no mi logo ,and they never used circle ... morewell, im looking forward to 29 sept lets see about the fingerprint.
xiaomi may implement the circle because of qualcomm may be? because it cant be any other shape?
I wish they would support LTE band 20 in addition to band 1, 3 and 7. That would be so cool.
This is so fake that I'm beginning to doubt myself how did this even get on the news of gsmarena....Missing front Mi logo is what gives it away for non Xiaomi fans
i will just beleive in xiaomi and call this one fake , no mi logo ,and they never used circle home button before i dnt think they will do that now or they lose their fans . and the photos of the phone in the add dnt match with the one in the render or the white one .
Manufactures need to understand that the selling points of other brands before copying it. never the less it is always easy for some company to copy design and some function to cut down on R&D cost on these. Each users buy a specific flagship phone as per his need and affordability. Remember that Nano car can also take a person from point A to B so do Mercedes, BMW, Bugatti or Rolls-Royce. It is how strong one have the urge and how far he can go to get what he wants. (don't forget someone sold kidney to get a flagship phone)
Then someone would say what a crazy guy, but human being can go to extreme for the things he believe in and is individual choice, Only a fool would try to understand, argue or comment on somebody choice without understanding what made him to make that choice.
From my perspective why I buy different brands is because -
Samsung sells due to its design. It had one of the great looking design and hardware (including screen) combination. But lacks maintenance. Don't have timely updates to new version of OS and even if it updates the OS then still is one generation behind Nexus brand.
iPhone sells due its OS and the tightly integration of software and hardware. this makes it one of the best optimised phone in term of hardware requirement. Even a 6+ year old phone gets all fixes and latest updates and new functionality on day one. Software stability and support are main strong point of iPhone.
Xiaomi have good value for money. It does not spends much time and energy on R&D and try to copy the best thing from others and keep the cost of the phone down. That is why Xiaomi brand entry to other global market is delayed to the potential IP infringement law suit. Cost wise it is 50% of the above two brands.
But in the Xiaomi flagship category and Price there are lots of other brands which give good value for money like Motorola, Lenovo, Huawei etc and are international brands.
Akalp, 26 Sep 2016You are talking like iPhone 7 design is some great innovation that no one else could come up .And the big difference is: Instead of $1.000 (iPhone) you pay $300,- (Xiaomi Mi5s)!!!
Akalp, 26 Sep 2016You are talking like iPhone 7 design is some great innovation that no one else could come up .Even if iPhone is not a great design, then why everyone is so eager to copy it?
Why is it that most LOVE to replicate not so greaT design? AND if anybody can do it, why didn't they do it before apple did it?
Check design of Samsung C9 in GSMA news. It's another iPhoneish design. And seems they will value add it by giving an EXPLOSIVE feature free.
If only this device would be released outside China at a fair price but noooooo...
seems like only the Redmi series is not affected by ridiculous pricing or unavailability.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2016Iphone 7's design had been leaked several months before its official announcement. It seems qu... moreYou are talking like iPhone 7 design is some great innovation that no one else could come up .
And just as with the Mi5, fake bezel-less design that shows ugly black borders on the white model. Of course, the official renders don't have them.