Xiaomi is expected to be at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona and lately, there have been talks of several phones that could be launched – among them the Xiaomi Mi 5C.
Well, according to the latest reports coming China’s equivalent of FCC – TENAA – two Xiaomi phones have been certified for release in the country and if we are right, one of these two devices could be the rumored Xiaomi Mi 5C. From the listing, one device has model number MBE6A5 and the other has model number MAE136.
From our side of the table, the MAE136 could be the rumored Xiaomi Mi 5C, especially looking at the listed specs. Apparently, the phone will come with a 5-inch 720p display screen and under the hood, there is an unidentified 8-core chipset with a clock speed of 1.4GHz, which is possibly the rumored Pinecone V670.
This processor is paired with a RAM of 3GB, same as what previous reports had claimed, but the storage halved to 32GB with room to expand it via a 128GB microSD card. The back of the alleged Xiaomi Mi 5C has a 13MP snapper while the front has a 5MP lens. To keep the lights on is a massive 4000mAh battery, slightly smaller than the previously rumored 4500mAh. Although Android 7.0 Nougat is available, the TENAA listing confirms Android 6.o Marshmallow will be running the show.
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As for the Xiaomi MBE6A5, some of the specs from its counterpart are retained, prompting speculations that it could be another variant of the Xiaomi Mi 5C. The MBE6A5 has a larger 5.5-inch Full HD display screen and under the hood, you’ll find a deca-core processor clocked at a speed of 2.0GHz. The rumored Pinecone V970 is said to be an octa-core, which makes it harder to know if this phone will be also be powered by a Pinecone processor, probably like its counterpart.
The deca-core processor is paired with the same 3GB RAM, but the storage is now doubled to 64GB. The camera and battery capacity are similar to the other variant and so is the software on board.