Mi 5 is the most awaited Xiaomi Smartphone, and this is because Xiaomi has crossed its usual schedule of releasing Mi Series device, because they were waiting for Snapdragon 820 release. They have made official announcement to use this processor in Xiaomi Mi 5 via their official Weibo Page.
Snapdragon 820 Benchmark in Galaxy S7
As far as Snapdragon 820 Benchmark Score is concerned Samsung Galaxy S7 Geekbench 3 Benchmark Score was reported to be 2456 in single-core performance and 5423 in multi-core. It has also been rumored that Snapdragon 820 will be clocked at high frequency in case of Galaxy S7 (probably 2.2 GHz).
Xiaomi Mi 5 Geekbench 3 Benchmark Trend with Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996)
MSM8996 @ 1.4 GHz (December 24, 2015) : Single core score – 1846, Multi core score – 4515
MSM8996 @ 1.6 GHz (January 17, 2015) : Single core score – 2182, Multi core score – 4892
MSM8996 @ 1.6 GHz (January 20, 2015) : Single core score – 2320, Multi core score – 5347
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According to the changing clock speed of Snapdragon 820 in Xiaomi Mi 5, this is certain that Xiaomi is testing the device with various clock speed. This will make them to optimize the performance and avoid heating issue (if any). However, Scoring 2320 in single core performance is really a good achievement, and it is close to Apple A9 benchmark. It may achieve almost the same score by the time it is released.
Xiaomi’s recent models, Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 3 Pro both feature Finger Print Sensor on the back in round shape. However, the recent leaked image that we spotted shows it with a front physical home button, and this is where Finger Print Sensor would also be located.
3GB RAM and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS also seems to be confirmed as Xiaomi Mi 5 always showed up with the same amount of RAM and OS. Snapdragon 820 is already confirmed, so the GPU would certainly be Adreno 530. As far as other specs are concerned, Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to feature a 5.2 inches 2K display (2560 x 1440 pixels), 3GB RAM with 16GB ROM, 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM, 16-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front camera.