Rumors: Xiaomi Mi 5C passes by 3C ahead of official launch in February

Xiaomi Mi 5C

The China Quality Certifications Center, otherwise known as CCC or simply 3C, has listed a number of Xiaomi smartphones that are getting ready for launch this coming month.

While the devices have only been leaked with their model numbers, someone familiar with the company’s smartphones believes that one of these phones is the long overdue Xiaomi Mi 5C, the successor to 2015’s Xiaomi Mi 4C. This phone, which is believed to come with model number MAE136, has been in the rumor mills for months now as many expected to see it somewhere in September or October last year.

The 3C listing doesn’t give out many details about this supposed Xiaomi Mi 5C, but it sheds some light on what fans can expect to see this coming month. Apparently, the leaked phone will come with a 5V/2A power adapter, an indicator that there won’t be support for fast charging, which is somehow strange given that the Xiaomi Mi 4C came with a better processor as well as kept the fast charging feature from the original Mi 4.

Xiaomi Mi 5C

If anything, this is just about everything that we can get from the leaked Xiaomi Mi 5C. However, past rumors have suggested that the Mi 4C will come with a 5.5-inch Full HD display screen and an in-house processor known as Pinecone. This will be paired with a 3GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The rear panel will ship with a 12MP shooter while the selfie camera will shift from the 4MP offered on the Mi 5 to an 8MP lens. Instead of Android Nougat, the rumored Xiaomi Mi 5C will keep 2015’s Android Marshmallow.

As for the design, not so many changes are expected when compared to the original Mi 5. But still, the build material may shift from a glass back to an all-metal design, especially since this phone looks like another of the many midrangers the company already sells. As for now, the launch date is not yet confirmed, but rumors are rife that this Xiaomi Mi 5C will be here somewhere in February.

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