Last year, Xiaomi astounded everyone with the launch of its bezel-less concept smartphone, the Mi MIX. The company has lately been in the news to be working on a number of upcoming smartphones including Redmi Note 5, Redmi Pro 2, Mi Note 3, and the successor to the Mi MIX, the Mi MIX 2. While the past reports tipping the existence of Mi MIX 2 were heard through the grapevine, the smartphone has now appeared on a benchmark listing, which confirms that it is in development. Separately, Xiaomi's another smartphone codenamed 'Chiron' has now been leaked in a new report, revealing its specifications.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has been listed on the GeekBench benchmarking website, first spotted by Android Treasure, shedding light on its specifications. The smartphone can be seen running on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which will reportedly debut with the MIUI 9, Xiaomi's next mobile OS iteration. The listing reveals that the device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. The Mi MIX 2 has scored 1929 in single core test and 6431 in the multicore test, suggesting that it will have high-end specifications.
Apart from this information, the benchmark listing does not provide any other details about the smartphone. However, according to an earlier listing by a third-party online retailer, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is expected to sport a bezel-less 6.4-inch QHD display with 1440x2540 pixel resolution, 19-megapixel rear camera, and a 13-megapixel camera at the front, in addition to the specification set confirmed by the GeekBench listing. Additionally, it is said to come in three RAM and storage configurations - 4GB/ 128GB, 6GB/ 128GB, and 8GB/ 256GB. A 4500mAh battery was also purported to be packed in the smartphone.
Coming to Xiaomi's codenamed smartphone, the specifications of 'Chiron' have popped up in abundance, according to a report by The Android Soul, citing a Weibo post. However, there is confusion about its public identity, as the report does not mention the device's name. It is alleged that it could either be the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 or Mi MIX 2. The common factor between the sets of specifications revealed by GeekBench listing and this report is the inclusion of a bezel-less display, which links them to Xiaomi Mi MIX 2.
It is unclear as of now whether the device codenamed 'Chiron' will come out in public as Redmi Note 3 or Mi MIX 2, considering the rest of the specifications, which include 12-megapixel dual rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6-inch display with a resolution of 2160x1080 pixels, and two RAM and storage variants - 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. The report additionally mentions that the device codenamed Chiron will be launched on July 25.
To recall, the Redmi Note 3 appeared for the first time in a leak reported in the month of May. The purported image of Redmi Note 3 revealed the look of the device along with the specifications. Some of the rumoured specifications of the Mi Note 3 were a 5.7-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage, and 4000mAh battery. Further, the Mi Note 3 was said to include 12-megapixel dual-rear cameras alongside an 8-megapixel front camera, back then as well.