Xiaomi rumoured to launch a mid-range ‘Mi 5c’

The maker of Mi Mix might also the Mi 5’s successor soon.

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    • Mi 5c to pack a Snapdragon 625 chip
    • Sleek design with curved edges
    • Mi 6 to feature Snapdragon 835

The disruptive Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi might soon launch a mid-range smartphone called the Mi 5c, if rumours from GizChina are to be believed. This supposedly affordable smartphone will be the successor to the Mi 4c.

While there haven’t been many design leaks, a lot of rumours about the device’s specifications have surfaced. The Mi 5c is tipped to be powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor, and pack 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For imaging, the Mi 5c might carry a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter.

Source: Weibo
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Further specification details, as sourced from the website of China Quality Certification Center (3C), include a 5V/2A power source, which might mean that the Mi 5c will support fast charging. The Xiaomi Mi 5c is also supposed to come with a large 5.5-inch, 1080p display with a 2.5D curved glass overlay. It would also probably run the manufacturer’s new OS, MIUI 8, based on Android Nougat.

One of the live image leaks suggests that the Mi 5c will have a very sleek frame with rounded edges, and can be visually appealing too. Most of the other features that can bee seen include a fingerprint scanner, speaker grilles and a conventionally placed volume rocker.

Meanwhile, new reports from GizChina claim that Xiaomi’s next flagship, the Mi 6, may feature a lower clocked version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM. This might be done to optimize the phone’s battery performance. We might have to wait a while for the Mi 6 though, as Samsung is rumoured to be hoarding Snapdragon 835 chips for its Galaxy S8 devices.