Xiaomi launches its first smartwatch, Amazfit in China
Xiaomi launches its first smartwatch, Amazfit, in ChinaREUTERS/JASON LEE/FILES

Xiaomi hasn't revealed much about its upcoming flagship smartphone, dubbed the Mi 5, but leaks have revealed almost every detail about it. Now, benchmark score of Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, which is expected to power the next-generation device, has surfaced online.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 single-core's score is tipped to stand at 2,300, according to popular leakster Leaksfly's post on Weibo (via Phone Arena). The score is lower than the 2,500 scored by Apple's A9 chip that powers the iPhone 6S, but it is still a high score. 

The report came a few days after Geekbench reported that Snapdragon 820 single-core's score is 2,162. 

It may be recalled that the Xiaomi Mi 5 has been in news since July with reports suggesting it would be released in August before being shifted to September and then November, but it never happened. Now, Chinese market analyst Pan Jiutang has claimed the smartphone will be unveiled in January 2016 and released on 8 February, according to Gizmo China. However, it is not confirmed yet.

Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun had earlier confirmed the existence of the Xiaomi Mi 5, saying it is "worth waiting for", but didn't elaborate further, according Tech Sina (via GForGames). 

Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to sport a 5.2-inch QHD touchscreen with 2560 x 1440 pixel screen resolution protected by Gorilla Glass 4, a fingerprint sensor and Type-C USB port. It will come with a price tag of around $399 (approximately Rs 26,500).

Under the hood, it is expected to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, 32/64 GB internal memory, 4 GB RAM, 16 MP main camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS), 5 MP secondary snapper and a 3,000mAh battery.

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