For instance, the company's other flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, uses a metal frame that has drawn comparison to the aluminum design found in Apple's older iPhone 5.
In its defense, Xiaomi has said that all tech companies are constantly borrowing ideas from their competitors, including Apple.
"Point me to a product in our industry, a new product that came out that had completely unique design language. You're not going to be able to find one," said Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra back in October.
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