Xiaomi Mi 5 leaks and the myth of the 6GB RAM smartphone

It isn’t happening. Take a chill pill and sit down.

With the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 5 arriving on February 24, we’re looking for some sense of closure when it comes to our expectations. Have we agreed upon what we’ll settle for in terms of internals? That usually happens shortly before showtime.

Weibo’s been a hive about this sorting this business out and one rumor stoker from a Chinese mobile tech blog put out some specs: a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, 16-megapixel camera on the back, 4 megapixels on the front, Snapdragon 820, USB Type-C, NFC and a 2,910mAh power pack.

There are two configs and, thusly, two prices: a variant with 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM will supposedly go for ¥1,999 or $307; another has 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM and is priced at ¥2,499 or $383.

People were content to settle for talking about the first 6GB RAM phone last night. Unfortunately, it took only a couple of pictures to debunk the skeu skew.


On the surface, it definitely looks like we’re talking about the Mi 5 with Android Marshmallow, a four-core 2.1 GHz processor, and a change in programming — 3GB of RAM and 64GB of memory.

No, that doesn’t stop us from imagining a 6GB RAM phone, as we only have one version of the phone pictured. Then again, maybe this is the only model going on. Chances are against that, but the uncertainty vortex is mighty strong.

T minus five days, folks.

Source: Weibo (1, 2)
Via: Phone Arena

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