Xiaomi Mi 5: Does Xiaomi copy Meizu's mBack button?

Xiaomi Mi 5

An interesting aspect that has emerged in the last hours on Xiaomi Mi 5 it concerns the new frontal physical button which integrates a fingerprint reader.

According to what has transpired, in fact, the device should be characterized by a physical style key Meizu mBack with support for the back functionality typical of the devices made by Meizu in the last months.

Such rumors immediately sparked controversy and conflicting opinions from fans of the respective "factions".

The operation of the button should be almost identical to what is seen on the Meizu MX5 or Meizu PRO 5 with the possibility to return to the previous screen simply by touching the aforementioned key.

It must be said that this technology is not exclusive to Meizu and which has already been adopted in the past by other producers.

The possibility of exploiting the home button to go back it could also make you think about the possibility to customize the two side soft-touch keys according to your needs.

Our preview of the Xiaomi Mi 5 from the MWC 2016 in Barcelona

The technical data sheet of the device, however, is characterized by the following specifications:

  • IPS display from 5.15 inches diagonal with resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080, Corning protection Gorilla Glass 4 e PPI 428;
  • dimensions of 144.55 x 69.2 x 7.25 mm with a weight of 129 / 139 grams;
  • Qualcomm quad-core processor Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 with 64 architecture bit ARMv8-A and clock frequency from 1.8 / 2.15 GHz;
  • Qualcomm GPU Adreno 530 from 624 MHz;
  • 3 / 4 GB di RAM LPDDR4 dual channel from 1866 MHz;
  • 32 / 64 / 128 GB di internal memory of type UFS 2.0;
  • fingerprint reader front;
  • rear camera by 16 mega-pixels Sony IMX298 with 6 lens elements, f / 2.0 aperture, OIS, autofocus PDAF, DTI technology and dual LED flash dual tone;
  • front camera by 4 mega-pixels with f / 2.0 aperture and wide angle from 80 °;
  • support dual SIM 4G + with VoLTE Cat.12;
  • 802.11 Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac Dual Band, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display;
  • Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, IR port, DLNA, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou;
  • input USB Type-C;
  • proximity sensor, brightness, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer, Hall sensor;
  • battery by 3000 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0;
  • operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow with proprietary interface MIUI 7.

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