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Xiaomi phone codenamed Valentino appears on Geekbench with Snapdragon 638

Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi has been working on a new mid-range smartphone codenamed “Valentino” and it has been surfaced on the benchmarking site Geekbench. The benchmark listing reveals the new Xiaomi phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s unannounced chipset – Snapdragon 638.

Xiaomi was the first smartphone brand to launch a device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor inside its Redmi Note 5 Pro. Later on, a couple of devices powered by the same chipset were launched including the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. Now, it seems that Xiaomi is yet again working on a new smartphone that will have a new Snapdragon 638 which is said to be the upgraded version of the Snapdragon 636.

Xiaomi Valentino Specifications

Xiaomi Valentino Geekbench listing shows the handset managed to score 1485 points in the single-core test and 5440 points in the multi-core test. The multi-core score is slightly higher than the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s score as the device will arrive with the Snapdragon 638 SoC. The clock speed of the device is listed as 1.44GHz, and it’s an octa-core CPU like other Snapdragon 600 series.

It is speculated that Snapdragon 638 is a higher-clocked version of the Snapdragon 636. Based on the SD 636 configuration, the Snapdragon 638 SoC is expected to come with two high-end Kyro CPU cores, and the rest will be lower clocked Kyro cores or Cortex-A55 CPU cores. The chipset will come with Adreno 509 or higher GPU.

The benchmark listing further reveals the device will have 6GB RAM and it is running Android 8.1 Oreo. The Geekbench listing doesn’t reveal any other specifications of the Xiaomi Valentino.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi is all set to launch another mid-range phone in its new Redmi S series, the Redmi S2 on May 10 in China. The Redmi S2 will come with 5.99-inch 18:9 display, Snapdragon 625 chipset under the hood, and a rear dual camera setup with a 12MP + 5MP sensors and 16MP front camera. The Redmi S2 is also expected to hit Indian markets after the China launch.


Satyendra Pal Singh

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