There have been quite a number of rumors about the Xiaomi Mi 5C smartphone, but none of them has been confirmed by the Chinese OEM.
A few days ago, it emerged that the Xiaomi Mi 5C will ship with a quite a number of decent specs that include an octa-core processor, a RAM of 3GB with 64GB of inbuilt storage as well as a massive 4500mAh battery unit. The same specs were further confirmed – in addition to a 5-inch 720p display screen – when the phone allegedly made a stop at China’s TENAA, the equivalent of FCC here in the U.S.
Now, in a new separate report coming from benchmarking website Geekbench, there is a new Xiaomi Mi 5C with codename Meri and it has been listed on the website. Apparently, there are a few specs the listing gives out about the alleged Mi 5C – specs that also match what we have heard before regarding this handset.
The Geekbench report shows off a Xiaomi Mi 5C that is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at a speed of 1.4GHz, but the name of this processor is not yet known. Previous rumors have suggested that Xiaomi is working on in-house chipsets, with one of them probably set to debut on the Mi 5C. Another aspect seen from the listing is the 3GB RAM, but the most interesting bit is the fact that the phone will come powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
Xiaomi is lagging behind when it comes to Android 7.0 Nougat update and unveiling a device that has the newer v7.1.1 Nougat out of the box would be a match-winner for the company. Still, keep in mind that this listing is not official and could mean anything, including being fake. But we should know more details really soon despite the fact that Xiaomi may not be attending the MWC 2017 show this coming week.