Xiaomi ‘Cereus’ with MediaTek SoC, 3GB RAM spotted online

The Cereus could be an upcoming Redmi-branded affordable smartphone from Xiaomi.

  • Published: April 17, 2018 9:29 AM IST
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While there’s quite a bit of buzz around the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6X aka Mi A2, these are clearly not the only smartphones in the pipeline. The yet-to-be-announced Xiaomi smartphone codenamed ‘Cereus’ has been spotted on a benchmarking website. Looking at the listed specifications and features, we could be looking at an upcoming Redmi-branded device.

As per the Geekbench listing (spotted by Slashleaks), the Xiaomi Cereus is powered by a MediaTek MT6765 64-bit octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz. The smartphone also features 3GB of RAM, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box wrapped under MIUI. In the benchmark tests, the device manages to score 745 in single-core tests, and 3,562 in multi-core tests.

The benchmarks don’t reveal what smartphone this is, but if reports are to be believed, it could be the Redmi 5X or even the Redmi 6A. But with Xiaomi having only recently launched the Redmi 5A, it seems a bit far-fetched that the company is looking at launching a successor. In comparison, the Redmi 4X was launched nearly a year back, and has since not seen a successor.

We will have to wait a bit more to ascertain which Redmi smartphone is in the pipeline. In the meantime though Xiaomi is gearing up for a launch event on April 25 where it will be unveiling the oft-rumored Mi 6X. As the name suggests, this will be the successor to last year’s Mi 5X, and it is also expected to launch in India rebranded as the Mi A2.

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From what we know so far, the Xiaomi Mi 6X aka Mi A2 will feature a 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160×1080 pixels) resolution display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood will be a Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 2GHz. The company is expected to launch three variants – 32GB storage with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage with 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage with 6GB RAM.

For photography, the device will be equipped with a dual-camera setup at the back. This setup will include a 12-megapixel sensor and a 20-megapixel sensor. Up front for selfies, there will be a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor. The cameras on the smartphone are also expected to boast some AI-capabilities.

On the software front, the Mi 6X is expected to run MIUI based on Android Oreo. When launched as the rebranded Mi A2 in India, the smartphone will run stock Android, as it will be a part of Google’s Android One program.

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  • Published Date: April 17, 2018 9:29 AM IST