Xiaomi is gearing up to launch a smartphone in China on May 10, which is widely expected to be the affordable Redmi S2. But seems like there is a mid-range smartphone in the pipeline as well. A Xiaomi smartphone, codenamed Valentino, has been spotted on benchmarking website Geekbench.
The most interesting aspect of the Xiaomi Valentino is the processor that powers it. As per the benchmark listing (spotted by Gizchina), the Valentino is powered by Qualcomm’s yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 638 SoC. The processor features eight cores, and is clocked at 1.44GHz. The chipset is expected to be an improved version of the Snapdragon 636 SoC currently powering the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The benchmarking website also reveals that the Valentino will boast up to 6GB of RAM, and run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. As for the benchmark tests, the Valentino was able to score 1,485 points in single-core tests, and 5,440 multi-core tests. Unfortunately, that is all the details known about the Xiaomi Valentino.
As mentioned, Xiaomi is hosting an event in China on May 10 where it is widely expected to launch the Redmi S2. The much-rumored smartphone is likely to sport a design similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, and the Mi 6X. As for specifications, rumors hint at a 5.99-inch HD+ (1440×720 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is likely to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC paired with 2GB RAM, and 16GB onboard storage. Rumors also hint at two more variants – 32GB + 3GB RAM, and 64GB storage with 4GB RAM.
The rest of the rumored specs include a dual-camera setup (12-megapixel + 5-megapixel), a 16-megapixel front camera, and a 3,080mAh battery. On the software front, it could run Android Oreo OS with MIUI 9.5 on top.
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