Information about a Xiaomi-made device designated as the MAE136 has now surfaced on TENAA, which is China's official smartphone certification agency. Although the information in the leak only includes a sparse listing of some of the device's specs – with many specs still not currently available even through TENAA – the specs also line up well with rumors of the still unannounced Xiaomi Redmi 5, which is the company's upcoming budget smartphone..
The device is shown as having a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) display, with overall device dimensions at 139.24 x 69.94 x 8.65mm and weighing in at 150 grams. Under the hood it is running Android version 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) backed by an octa-core 1.4GHz processor, with 3GB of RAM. There is no information on which chipset maker will be responsible for the processor. Internal storage is said to be at 32GB, not accounting for the space that will be taken up by Android. The front and back feature a 5-megapixel and 13-megapixel camera, respectively. The battery, which is listed as "built-in," is rated at 4000mAh. Further information from the TENAA points to expandable storage of up to 128GB, and images reveal what looks like a full-metal design for the rear of the device. There are four color options listed as well, including gold, rose gold, matte black, dark gray. The listing also shows quad-band support, with device meeting standards for GSM, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, LTE FDD, WCDMA, and CDMA 2000, though there is no information as to which countries the device will release for.
Leaks seem to be all over various news sources over the past several years, with consumers clamoring to decide which upcoming device will best suit their individual needs. It is perhaps thanks to that trend that every manufacturer seems to be plagued with an inability to keep a lid on any of their products before release. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is, obviously, not immune to that. The company has had leaks about everything from pricing, to hardware, to color options for their upcoming devices. What remains to be seen if this device will be announced as a follow-up to the company's affordable Redmi 4 or if Xiaomi has another name planned for MAE136.