Xiaomi Meri To Land Later This Month, Ship With In-House SoC

Xiaomi had introduced quite a few devices this year, and the ones that the company released quite recently are arguably the best ones at the same time. We’re talking about the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Xiaomi Mi MIX, the company’s new flagship phablets. The Mi Note 2 is a successor to the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phablets from last year, and the Mi MIX is the company’s new, bezel-less phablet, and a truly stunning handset in terms of the design. Having that in mind, it seems like the company is still not done with smartphone announcements for 2016, not by a long shot, read on.

Some of you might remember the Xiaomi ‘Meri’ smartphone which popped up back in October. Back then we’ve seen some real images of that smartphone, along with its benchmarking results from both AnTuTu and Geekbench. The device resembles the Xiaomi Mi 5 quite a bit, and it is possible that it will be called the Xiaomi Mi 5c. In any case, some new info about this handset just leaked, as the release date is closer by the day. Now, according to the newly-leaked info, this smartphone is expected to roll out in Rose Gold, Gold and Black color variants, and the White variants will not be available, at least according to the source. The Xiaomi Meri will be fueled by Xiaomi’s in-house SoC, if this rumor is to be believed, and we’re looking at the so-called ‘Pine Cone’ processor here, though we do not know which model exactly. The source also mentioned that the device will have really thin bezel on the sides, and considering that it looks almost identical to the Xiaomi Mi 5 (at least from the front), that is quite possible. Those of you who are looking to get NFC as part of this package may be out of luck, as the company has no plans to include such a chip in this device, at least according to this rumor.

The Xiaomi Meri is rumored to sport a 5.46-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, along with 4GB of RAM and Android 6.0 Marshmallow is also expected to be included in this package, while you’ll get Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 OS on top of it. The device is rumored to cost 1,499 Yuan ($219) once it launches, and it is expected to land later this month, while it will, allegedly, be available for purchase starting on December 12 during the 12.12 sales in China.

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