Xiaomi Mi 5C aka Meri is getting ready for a possible launch before the end of this month. The Chinese tech giant has not confirmed its MWC 2017 attendance and as such, it is safe to believe that this phone will not make it to many markets.
The phone recently made an appearance on benchmarking website Geekbench and here, it was also named Xiaomi MI 5C “Meri”. While the Geekbench listing shed some light on some of the specs to expect, only a few were highlighted. The report confirmed that the phone will ship with an 8-core processor clocked at a speed of 1.4GHz, but there was no mention of which processor this will be. The listing paired this chipset with a RAM of 3GB alongside the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but more details have just popped up, with some of them adding weight to what we already know and alleged Mi 5C phone.
From the latest GFXBench listing, it is safe to assume that the Xiaomi Mi 5C is targeting the upper middle class. There is a 5.5-inch Full HD display screen that should be plenty for any kind of viewing. Under the hood, the Mi 5C has the new Xiaomi Pinecone V670 SoC on board, an octa-core chipset that is clocked at 1.4GHz on the lower side and 2.1GHz on the higher side. For graphics, the phone will come with a Mali-T860 unit.
As for the memory, the Xiaomi Mi 5C will come with a RAM of 3GB that is paired with a storage of 64GB, although only 54GB will be available, with part of it consumed by the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat that will be running the show out of the box. In terms of cameras, the back of the Mi 5C will reportedly ship with a 12MP lens that can record up to 1080p videos. As for the selfie, there will be an 8MP lens with the same video recording capabilities.
Other than these, there is no mention of other features of the phone, but now that it has appeared on GFXBench and Geekbench on two separate occasions and with the same specs, it is possible that the launch date is very soon.