Two of the key configurations of the Xiaomi Mi 5 have been likely confirmed. The flagship smartphone, also referred as “Xiaomi Gemini,” apparently made a silent visit to one of the benchmark testing sites with a Qualcomm chipset on board.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 has been rumored to house either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Helio X20 chipset. But now, Kevin Wang, the IHS Research Director of China, has reportedly confirmed that the upcoming device is on track to feature the powerful Qualcomm chipset, Gizmo China reported.
To top it off, the Mi 5 in the garb of Xiaomi Gemini visited the Geekbench site with Qualcomm MSM8996 chipset. The MSM8996 is nothing but the Snapdragon 820. The same benchmark site shows the operating system as Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while earlier rumors pointed to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS out of the box.
It is worth noting that Qualcomm launched the S820 very recently and the company apparently acknowledged that a total of 60 devices, scheduled for release in 2016, will be flaunting this chipset. However, the rumored Xiaomi Mi 5 release date is Dec. 3. Looking at Qualcomm’s schedule, the Chinese tech giant may not be able to introduce the device in 2015. According to Phone Arena, the flagship handset could see the light of the day on the Chinese New Year in February 2016.
Moving on to the rumored Xiaomi Mi 5 specifications, the handset will reportedly come with a 5.2-inch display, 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The device is believed to feature a fingerprint sensor and a Type-C USB port.
When it comes to memory specification, 32 GB and 64 GB of built-in storage capacities have been tipped. The Xiaomi Mi 5 will reportedly come backed by a solid 4 GB of RAM. Plus, a 16 MP primary snapper with optical image stabilization (OIS) support, in addition to a 5-megapixel secondary shooter for selfies will reportedly be part of flagship. To keep the lights on, Xiaomi will most likely opt for 3,000 mAh battery cell.