The Xiaomi Mi 5c leaks have been popping up for quite some time now. This device, also known as Xiaomi Meri, will probably resemble the Xiaomi Mi 5 to an extent, as the two devices will look almost identical from the front, but the Xiaomi Mi 5c will sport metal on its back, while the Xiaomi Mi 5 shipped with glass. In any case, we’ve seen quite a few leaked images of this smartphone, so we pretty much know what to expect in that regard.
That being said, we knew that the phone will launch soon, but we did not know when, even though we did see some rumors regarding its release date. According to a recent report, the Xiaomi Mi 5c will be introduced in China on December 6th, the same day Meizu is planning to release their all-new mid-range offering, the Meizu M5 Note. The Xiaomi Mi 5c is actually expected to cost around 1,000 Yuan ($145), which is, coincidentally, the same price point that is being rumored for the Meizu M5 Note. Now, do keep in mind that an earlier report hinted at December 12th as the release date for the Xiaomi Mi 5c, and it also mentioned a 1,499 Yuan price point, so nothing is set in stone just yet, it’s up to you to choose which rumor to believe.
Now, the Xiaomi Mi 5c is expected to become the first smartphone to ship with Xiaomi’s in-house SoC, the so-called ‘Pine Cone’ or ‘Pinecone’ processor, we’re still not sure considering different rumors suggested different names. In any case, the Xiaomi Mi 5c will, allegedly, sport a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The phone’s SoC will be clocked at 2.2GHz, and this is an octa-core chip we’re looking at here. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on the Xiaomi Mi 5c, and on top of it, you’ll get Xiaomi’s proprietary software, MIUI 8. The 12-megapixel snapper is going to be placed on the back of the Xiaomi Mi 5c, and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter will probably be included on the front side of this phone. The Xiaomi Mi 5c is also rumored to ship with an NFC chip on the inside.