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Xiaomi Mi5 has been spotted at a popular benchmarking site, revealing key details of the soon-to-be-released device.

Technology community blog Xiaomi Today, citing an alleged Xiaomi Mi5's AnTuTu Benchmarking marksheet, has claimed that the flagship smartphone scored an impressive 73,075 points on account of MediaTek's powerful ten-core Helio X20 series SoC (System on Chip).

This revelation is in contradiction to what previous reports cited in the media. Previously, it was said that Xiaomi Mi5 will house the recently-unveiled Snapdragon 820 series. Now, it has come to light that the Chinese smartphone maker was reportedly apprehensive on using Qualcomm's new chip as the previous generation Snapdragon 810 CPU was panned for overheating issue. Moreover, the new 820 series will only be made available to smartphones releasing in 2016.

So, even if Snapdragon 820 is problem-free, Xiaomi will probably not wait that long to unveil Mi5 as its predecessor Mi4, which was launched in July 2014, is already well past its one-year life cycle.

Xiaomi is expected to get a 5.2-inch QHD (2,560 x1,440p) display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield and ship with 4GB RAM, 16mp main camera, 13mp snapper on the front and a 3,000mAh battery.

Speculations are rife that the Chinese company is also working on a phablet variant with 5.7-inch QHD display. All other features will remain same as the regular 5.2-inch model.

Several reports say Xiaomi will pull the wraps off the new Mi5 and it's phablet sibling in November.

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