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Xiaomi Mi 5 Benchmark Hints 5.7-Inch Display, Snapdragon 820, 3GB RAM

6 February 2016, 7:43 am EST By Anu Passary Tech Times
The much-awaited successor of the Xiaomi Mi 4, the Xiaomi Mi 5, has surfaced on the GFXBench site. The listing points to a 5.7-inch display, instead of a 5.2-inch full HD one.  ( Timesnews.Co.Uk )

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is being touted as the first Android-powered handset to house the Snapdragon 820 processor, making it one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2016.

Rumors and leaks surrounding the upcoming handset have been spreading like wildfire since 2015 and now the specs of the Xiaomi Mi 5 have been spotted on a benchmark site.

The Xiaomi Mi 5, as listed on the GFXBench site, will sport a 5.7-inch screen with a 1,080p resolution (which has been previously confirmed by Xiaomi). 

According to the listing, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will pack a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood clocked at 2.1GHz and 3GB of RAM. It will also be powered by Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU.

The smartphone will also have 64GB of RAM, but there is no mention of an option for expandable memory. The listing also does not share the battery details of the handset, which is rumored to be 3600 mAh. It also does not divulge the camera's capabilities.

This is not the first time the Xiaomi Mi 5 has popped up on a benchmark. In August 2015, we reported that the much-awaited handset from the China-based company had powered its way through the AnTuTu benchmark site. The Android-powered smartphone had notched up a phenomenal score of 73,075.

Rumors have pointed to either a 5.2-inch or 5.3-inch screen for the Xiaomi Mi 5. The latest benchmark negates these speculations and is in contrast to the retailer GearBest's listing in January, which we reported to indicate the device's screen to be 5.2 inches with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.

In January 2015, we also reported that an image of the smartphone with hints of a metal frame had surfaced online on Chinese social media site Weibo.

Previous rumors have hinted at the Xiaomi Mi 5 also being available in the 16GB option which will cost $625 and 64GB variant will set consumers back by $728.

The device is expected to ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The company is anticipated to launch two variants of the Mi 5 - one with a glass panel on the front and rear and the another all-metal version.

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