The Xiaomi Mi 5c, which has been in the rumor mills since late last year, has been finally certified by China’s 3C regulatory authority. The certification listing tells us a bit more about the specs of the upcoming smartphone, while the photos show off the handset’s device more clearly than ever before.
The live images of the Mi 5c reveal a metal body, somewhat similar to the Mi 5s from last year. However, there is no brushed finish on the Mi 5c, which isn’t surprising as it is expected to be a mid-range device. It will be powered by the very popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 14nm octa-core chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz, paired with 3GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Mi 5c will include 64GB of internal memory, although microSD expansion hasn’t been confirmed yet.
In the camera department, the smartphone will be equipped with a 12MP camera at the back and an 8MP unit on the front for selfies and video calls. The Mi 5c is expected to run on MIUI 8 out of the box at launch, but it isn’t clear if it will be based on Android Nougat or the older Android 6.0 Marshmallow platform.
While a specific release date isn’t available yet, it is being speculated that the Xiaomi Mi 5c will be made official by the end of the current quarter.