Dec 15, 2016 10:25 AM EST

Xiaomi Mi 5c Specs Confirmed, To Be Launched In CES 2017?

The rumor mill has been filled with Xiaomi Mi 5c lately, and now leaks have resurfaced again. This time it is from an online retailer. The phone was speculated to be released last Dec. 6, but as you may have noticed, it didn't happen.

Xiaomi Mi 5c was sighted in an online Chinese retailer, Tmall, when it was added to its listings. The current rumored specs were seemingly confirmed in the said advertisement, according to The Android Soul.

In a report by GizmoChina, Xiaomi Mi 5c could be launched real soon but not for 9999 Yuan as the posting suggests. A Taoboa listing priced the device at 999 Yuan ($144), so the 9999 Yuan price tag recently seen is most likely just an error.

Xiaomi Mi 5c will have a metal body casing with a 1080p display, an octa-core 2.2GHz processor, 32GB storage, and 3GB of RAM. For a mid-range smartphone, Xiaomi is keen on upping its leverage. It is said that the plastic build will be left for entry level droids only.

Other speculations like the two screen sizes have not been confirmed yet. Also, rumors point to ultra-narrow bezels around the display and a great design overall. The screen could be a 5.5-inch display with 2.5D curved glass. Lastly, the camera could be a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie shooter.

The Mi 5c is expected to come with MIUI 8's version of Android Marshmallow; however, it may be upgraded later to the reported Nougat-flavored MIUI 8. Since the expected Dec. 6 launch date didn't happen, the next possible event where the Xiaomi mid-ranger could appear is at CES 2017, which is a few weeks from now.

Xiaomi has a booth at CES 2017, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and promises to showcase an "innovative product." Stay tuned for more Xiaomi updates. 

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