Xiaomi Mi 5c will be unveiled on December 6, just a few days after we first saw its leaked images online. The rumoured date comes from AndroidPure that has cited a post on Chinese micro-blogging website, Weibo, talking about the phone’s launch. Another report had claimed December 12 as the launch date.
Xiaomi Mi 5c is expected to be the cheapest device in the Mi 5 series, with the priced leaked to be CNY 999 (approx. Rs 9,890) according to noted leakster, KJuma. This expected price is almost half of the price of the original Mi 5, and the Mi 5s.
The leaked images of the device show a sleek metal design with rounded edges. The rear camera module on the device is features on the top left on the back. The front display has a 2.5D glass on top.
The spec sheet and leaked images of the device shows a 5.5-inch phone that has narrow bezels. It is powered by a 2.2 GHz Octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The phone is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 operating on top. The primary camera on the phone is expected to be 12MP, with an 8MP selfie shooter.
Xiaomi Mi 5c is expected to come in three colour variants – Rose Gold, Gold, and Black.
The last Mi 5 phone launched by Xiaomi was the Mi 5s along with the Mi 5s plus back in late September. Mi 5s features a 5.15-inch IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels resolution). The phone is backed by an Octa-core Snapdragon 821 SoC with an Adreno 530 GPU coupled with 3/4GB RAM and 64/128GB of storage. Mi 5s featured a 12MP primary camera and a 4MP front shooter.
There have been no official announcement whatsoever about the Mi 5c from Xiaomi yet . For now the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has shown no interest in bringing its recently launched devices like the Mi Note 2, Redmi Pro and the concept edge-less phone, Mi Mix to India. However given the budget pricing Mi 5c might be a smartphone that could make its way to India, but we’ll have to wait and watch till Xiaomi makes the announcement.