Xiaomi Mi 5C appears with Android Nougat and 3GB RAM

Yesterday we talked about the new benchmarks of the Xiaomi Mi 5C, the Chinese firm's forthcoming mid-ranger.

There's been speculation that the Chinese company had been working on its own processor for a good long while now, with Pinecone being in development for the last couple of years. As reported in previous weeks, the first SoC Pinecone debut with the Xiaomi Mi 5C, but we still do not have many more details. Xiaomi Mi 5c received a multi-core score of 3399, while the initial variant scored just 3105. The chipset could be offered in two variants, while the lower-end V670 is said to power the Mi 5c.

Xiaomi is lagging behind when it comes to Android 7.0 Nougat update and unveiling a device that has the newer v7.1.1 Nougat out of the box would be a match-winner for the company. Under the hood, the device is expected to run on a 1.4GHz octa-core processor which is assumed to be the company's in-house SoC. In the big picture, this expenditure will save Xiaomi millions of dollars and bring more revenue if they decide to sell Pinecone to Pinecone Electronics, so Xiaomi will reap all the benefits.

On the other hand, the high-end model V970 could be launched in the fourth quarter of the year and, according to reports, will use an architecture octa-core with four Cortex-A73 and four Cortex-A53 (with a minimum 2 GHz clock and up to 2.7 GHz) and Mali GPU G71 MP12. The flagship device is said to use a Sony IMX386 sensor for its main 12-megapixel shooter and the Sony IMX268 8-megapixel unit for the front facing camera. The Xiaomi Mi 5C is rumoured to be priced at around 1499 Yuan which is approximately Rs 14,623. In terms of performance, V670 is expected to be equivalent to Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. The battery specification of the variant is expected to stand at 3200 mAh.

  • Arturo Norris