Xiaomi E6, Xiaomi Strakz Phones Running on Octa-Core SoCs Spotted on Geekbench

Xiaomi E6, Xiaomi Strakz Phones Running on Octa-Core SoCs Spotted on Geekbench
Highlights
  • Xiaomi E6 is listed to be paired with 3GB of RAM
  • Xiaomi Strakz is listed to be paired with 4GB of RAM
  • Xiaomi Strakz is powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor

Xiaomi is apparently working on two new smartphones, according to listings on Geekbench. One smartphone is codenamed Xiaomi Strakz and the other has been listed as Xiaomi E6. Both the smartphones are listed to be powered by an octa-core processor and pack 4GB of RAM and 3GB of RAM respectively.

Starting with the Xiaomi E6 smartphone, the Geekbench listing claims that the device has 3GB RAM, and comes with Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed. Furthermore, the smartphone comes with an octa-core chip clocked at 2.0GHz. The Xiaomi E6 has a single-core score of 841 points while the multi-core score is at 4259. Unless Xiaomi plans to launch a new E series, this smartphone could either be a new Redmi device, or it could be the international variant of the Redmi S2 as well.

The Xiaomi Strakz smartphone is also listed on Geekbench, and it is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed as well. As for the score, the Xiaomi Strakz has a single-core score of 902 points, and a multi-core score of 1536 points.

Both the smartphones, judging by their specifications, are positioned to be in the budget-friendly range, and could be new Redmi devices in the offing. However, this is pure speculation and should be taken with a grain of salt. There's no word from Xiaomi on a possible launch of new phones, but the company has been rumoured to be working towards an annual product launch event that it will host in China.

In the first quarter of 2018, Xiaomi topped the Indian smartphone market again with 30.3 percent market share, as per IDC. Samsung is at second place with 25.1 percent share, according to recent data released by IDC. A total of 30 million smartphones were sold in India in the first quarter.

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Further reading: Xiaomi, Xiaomi E6, Xiaomi Strakz, Geekbench
Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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