Xiaomi is reportedly working on launching a new smartphone on January 11 with a 48MP sensor. On top of that, a new report claims that we will get the upcoming Xiaomi flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 9 as well on the said date.
The earlier reports claimed that we will get a smartphone with 5G connectivity and a 48MP sensor, but a new device codenamed Cepheus has recently appeared on the Geekbench database which will run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. So, the chances of the device being the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (5G) are highly unlikely as we will most certainly not see any changes in the camera department. Hence, the claims that the device will indeed be the Xiaomi Mi 9 might turn out to be legitimate.
The device has given out a single core score of 3524 and a multi-core score of 11260 which is pretty insane and clearly shows as to how powerful the Snapdragon 855 will turn out to be.
Coupled with the processor is going to be 6GB of RAM and if you are sad about the fact that the company could not do something better than just 6GB, it would practically not have made much difference in real life and, truth be told, having insane RAM capacities (take the recently launched Lenovo Z5s for an example) are mere marketing gimmicks as of now as Android, as an OS, is still far away from being able to utilize that much of RAM and till the time we actually achieve that feat, the current devices are going to be much older.
Other than the processor and the RAM, the Geekbench listing further suggests that the Mi 9 will run on Android 9 Pie out of the box with MIUI 10 on top of it.
As of now, this is all we know about the device, but we will keep on updating you on the same the moment we receive further intel on the same.
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