Xiaomi has managed to make quite a name for itself in the short time that it has been in existence. The burgeoning Chinese smartphone manufacturer is expected to announced its new flagship handset within a week, but leaked images have shown off the device ahead of the announcement.
Xiaomi, the Chinese company that has quickly grown to become one of the world’s five largest phone makers, is expected to unveil its new flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 5 (or Mi 4s) in less than a week, on January 15th. You don’t need to wait until then to learn about the upcoming Xiaomi flagship, though, as leaked images have revealed its secret ingredient: a super-thin aluminum body. The leaked Xiaomi Mi 5 body measures a mind-boggling 5.1mm (0.2”) thick, a lot thinner than the already slim, 6.9mm iPhone 6. In fact, the Mi 5 will be out there with the world’s slimmest phone.