The Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone, once touted as the first ever handset to pack in the powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, has surfaced on a benchmark site, and the score it has notched up will leave consumers flabbergasted: 73,075.
The Mi 5, which is expected to make its way to U.S. shores, has passed through AnTuTu, and the enormous score indicates that the smartphone will likely house a deca-core processor found on the MediaTek-produced chipset Helio X20. This chipset is currently the only one capable of surpassing scores of 70,000. The chipset features eight Cortex-A53 cores and two Cortex-A72 cores instead of two Cortex-A57.
Rumors have been rife that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will pack in the Snapdragon 820 chipset; however, the chipset is expected to begin shipping from December this year, so Xiaomi may opt for the Helio X20 chipset instead.
Previous leaks have pointed at a 5.2-inch screen for the smartphone. In April, rumors suggested that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will house a Snapdragon 810 and 4GB of RAM. However, by June, rumor had it that the company had shifted to Snapdragon 820 since the Snapdragon 810 had issues with overheating. It is alleged that the company is delaying the launch of the smartphone to March 2016 because Qualcomm has pushed back the release of the chipset to December.
Now, according to a XiaomiToday report, which reveals the phenomenal benchmark score for the impending handset, the Xiaomi Mi5 is said to house the Helio X20 if it releases in 2015. If the device releases in 2016, then the company may opt for Snapdragon 820.
A PhoneArena report also gives a completely new set of specs for the handset and divulges that it will boast a 5.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels. The pixel density will be a whopping 554ppi. The publication hints at a Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood and Adreno 530 GPU, as well as 4GB of RAM.
It will also house a 16MP primary camera with dual LED flash and boast a fingerprint scanner. The 5.3mm thin smartphone will allegedly be available in 16GB and 64GB options and not have expandable memory. The Xiaomi Mi5 will house a powerful 3,030 mAh battery and come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box along with MIUI 7 on top.
It will supposedly be priced under $400. Whether the Xiaomi Mi 5 will raise the bar for the company and replicate the success of the Mi Note Pro remains to be seen.