It's been only a day since Xiaomi launched the company's biggest smartphone to date, the Mi Max, in India. Now, a report has emerged that the Chinese company is ready with a new prototype smartphone.
Popular Twitter spy Roland Quandt has posted a screenshot of the Xiaomi handset code-named 'Markw' tested on Geekbench (v3.41). The mystery devices scored an impressive 923 and 4,537 single-core and multi-core points, respectively.
As per system information, Xiaomi Markw houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with Adreno 506 GPU, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and 3GB RAM.
Is this the new Redmi Note 3 variant or Redmi 4?
There is no word on the commercial name of the Xiaomi smartphone, but going by the Geekbench scores, it might be a new variant of the Redmi Note 3.
The company has already launched two Redmi Note 3 models — one with MediaTek processor and the other with Snapdragon 650. So it won't be a surprise for many if the mystery Xiaomi device turns out be another Redmi Note 3.
There is another possibility that this device may be a Redmi 4 series model, but that is unlikely to happen, as Xiaomi Markw has a 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 processor. Such a powerful CPU would cannibalise the Redmi Note 3 series.
It won't be long before we get to know the Xiaomi Markw's screen size. If the device has a 5.5-inch screen, then it might be a Redmi Note series or else, just the budget compact Redmi 4 series or a special edition of the current 2016 Redmi 3 series model.
Usually, when devices make an appearance on benchmarking sites, they get launched in three or sometimes two months, so we can expect Xiaomi Markw to debut before the end of September.
Watch this space for more updates.