Leaks suggest Xiaomi Mi 5 to be powered by Qualcomm's unreleased Snapdragon 820 SoC

Xiaomi Mi 5 to sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC manufactured using 14nm process

Leaked documents suggest that the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is planning as many as 4 releases by the end of 2015. Out of these four smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi 5 assumes most importance because it is the flagship device of the Chinese manufacturer.

New reports emerging from China suggest that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be powered by Qualcomm’s unreleased Snapdragon 820 System on Chip (SoC) processor.

According to Chinese website MyDrivers, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 System on Chip (SoC). The Chinese website also states that Snapdragon 820 will be manufactured using a 14nm process, just like the Exynos 7420 which powers on Samsung’s newest Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Though this is just a rumour, but if proved true, this could mean that Qualcomm will be manufacturing the 820 SoC using the 14nm process.

Other leaks suggest that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will sport a 5.2-inch QuadHD (2560 x 1440) display and feature a 20.7MP rear camera and 2MP front shooter.

The Mi 5 is expected to come with its own MIUI OS based on the Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Xiaomi Mi 5 will be made out of metal and offer 4G LTE connectivity.

Xiaomi plans to release the Mi 5 in November 2015


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