That will be one of the flagship phones, with the Mi 7 joining it sometime in April or May. And now the leaked benchmarks of the Mi 7 gives us possibly the first look at the phone that.
That will be one of the flagship phones, with the Mi 7 joining it sometime in April or May. And now the leaked benchmarks of the Mi 7 gives us possibly the first look at the phone that will succeed the Mi 6.
The leaked benchmark score at the Geekbench shows that the Mi 7 will come with 6GB RAM. Although the earlier rumours have also suggested the presence of 8GB RAM, which makes it possible that just like the OnePlus phones, the Xiaomi Mi 7 will also come in two variants: One with 6GB RAM and the other variant using 8GB RAM.
The leaked Geekbench score for the Mi 7 also reveals that the Xiaomi top phone will score around 2400 points in the single-thread benchmark and little over 8,000 points in the multi-core benchmark, which is fairly in line with what the Snapdragon 845 phones like the Galaxy S9 are scoring.
A few days earlier, Xiaomi had revealed that the Mi Mix 2s, a phone with almost bezel-less screen, will also come with the Snapdragon 845.
This phone will be launched on March 27 and the leaked images of the device have already given Xiaomi fans its glimpse.
The device, just like the previous Mi Mix phones, will not only come with a screen that dominates the front of the phone, it will also probably pack in the iPhone X-like placement of dual-rear cameras.
Apart from the processor details and amount of RAM the leaked Geekbench screenshot shows that the Mi 7 will run Android 8 aka Oreo, although given that this is a Xiaomi phone it is certain that the device will use the MIUI 9 software built on top of Android.
It is not clear when the Mi 7 will launch in India, although its global launch is expected in late April or early May. Last year, when Xiaomi launched the Mi 6 that company decided against launching that phone in India.
Whereas Xiaomi was among the top 5 phone companies in India in early 2017, this year most of the market research agencies such as IDC believe that Xiaomi is the market leader.
The company is still relatively weak in premium segment, with most of its sales coming with the help of Redmi phones that sell under Rs 20,000 mark.
With the Mi 7, Xiaomi may take another serious stab at the premium market in India, and compete with the likes of OnePlus phones and the iPhones that rule the market above Rs 30,000 mark.
Chances are that unlike last year when it had the Mi 6, this time Xiaomi will launch the Mi 7 in India and will possibly go head-to-head directly with the OnePlus 5T and the OnePlus 6, which is expected to launch in India in May or June.
Xiaomi India chief Manu Jain on Monday said that his company plans to launch six phones in India this year and one of them could very well be the Mi 7.