Key features of Xiaomi's rumoured mid-range phone, the Mi 5c, have surfaced online, just days ahead of its launch.
Xiaomi Mi 5c is expected to sport a 5.5-inch full HD display having 2.5D glass shield and fingerprint sensor ingrained into the home button, similar to the original Mi 5's design language, according to Chinese blog My Drivers.
It is said to feature MIUI 8.0 (Android v6.0 Marshmallow), 3GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 12MP primary camera on the back and 8MP snapper on the front.
The highlight of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5C is that it will come packed with the company's proprietary SoC (System-on-Chip) codenamed Pinecone having eight ARM-based Cortex-A53 cores, which can clock a maximum speed of up to 2.2GHz.
If this turns out to be true, Mi 5c will be Xiaomi's first device to boast an in-house processor. This is a smart move by the company as it will no longer be dependent on third-party chip-makers, and help reduce the making charges of the devices as well.
Word on the street is that Xiaomi Mi 5c would cost ¥999 (approx. $144/€137/Rs 9,892), which is really economical for a device with such internal hardware.
This move will also help Xiaomi tide over the legal hurdles faced in India due to the use of MediaTek CPUs in its devices, and hampering new product launches in the country.
However, Xiaomi has not made any comments on the in-house development of the processor chips.
Watch this space for updates.