Xiaomi will no longer be just another mobile maker from China but will also be a producer of mobile processors. The company’s first device to be running the experimental Xiaomi Pinecone chipset is expected to be the Xiaomi Mi 5c. New leaks regarding the upcoming Chinese Android phone scheduled for launch during early days of March reveal most of its specifications and new renders.
A new leak on the Chinese microblogging platform, Weibo, claims to be displaying most of the specifications of the Meizu Mi 5c. The handset is listed to be running the Pinecone V670 processor clocked at 2.35GHz and backed by 4GB of RAM. It lists with 64GB of storage while the operating system is the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat topped by MIUI 8 skin.
The Pinecone V670 chipset that is expected to be featured on the Xiaomi Mi 5c phone will be made-up by four Cortex-A53 and other four Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 2.35GHz. Mi 5c appears on leaked images lacking a front Home button, thus, making us guess that the featured fingerprint sensor will be mounted on the back side or there will be an ultrasonic fingerprint recognition technology implemented. The Mi 6 also leaked earlier in photos and it appears to be featuring the Home button with fingerprint sensor.
What else is rumored regarding the Xiaomi Mi 5c consist of the featuring of a 5.5-inch touchscreen display panel with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, a 12MP OmniVison OV12870 main camera, and an 8MP selfie snapper.
Xiaomi will be giving some extra battery life to the Mi 5c, Chinese sources suggest of a respectively large battery to be powering the handset. The suggestion is of a 4,500 mAh unit. Mi 5c was formerly rumored to be priced at around $350, that is now being challenged by a more budget-oriented alternative. The handset is said to launch in China for 1,499 Yuan, around $218. Much cheaper than previously thought.