Xiaomi’s Meri smartphone has been spotted multiple times in leaked images and on benchmarking websites. The smartphone was noticed on Geekbench in November last year where it was said to run on dated Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Now, the device has been spotted at Geekbench again with the same set of specifications, but running Android 7.1.1 Nougat this time. In addition to this, the listing shows the single core score and the multi-core score as 762 and 3399 respectively, which indicates an improvement in terms of performance when compared to the previous benchmark scores, which were 758 and 3105 respectively.
In other specs, the smartphone will sport a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass on top. Under the hood, the device is expected to run on a 1.4GHz octa-core processor which is assumed to be the company’s in-house SoC. It might pack 3GB of RAM and come with 32GB/64GB internal storage. The smartphone is also likely to have 4G VoLTE support, fingerprint sensor, and a metal unibody design.
In the imaging department, the device is rumoured to feature a 13-megapixel rear facing camera, while the front facing camera will be of 5-megapixels. Furthermore, the smartphone is said to be available in Gold and Rose Gold options respectively.
As of now the company has still not declared the exact time frame when this smartphone will be officially announced. Rumours suggest that the company will showcase its in-house SoC smartphones next month, which are assumed to be the Xiaomi Mi6 and the Xiaomi Mi 5C. Some believe that the Xiaomi 5C could be the Xiaomi Meri itself. However, these are only rumours and we’ll have to wait for the company to confirm the same.