A new Xiaomi smartphone with the name ‘StRaKz’ has been spotted on the smartphone benchmark website Geekbench. According to the listing on the website, Xiaomi ‘StRaKz’ is powered by MSM8953 SoC which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 4GB RAM. This puts the device in the similar territory as other Xiaomi devices currently available in the market in terms of the specifications. The device will be powered by Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The device has scored 902 in the single-core Geekbench test and 1536 in the multi-core test.
As pointed out by GizmoChina, the scores of the device seem to be “quite low”. The company has used the same SoC in its Redmi S2, Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi 4 Prime, Mi Max 2, the Mi A1, and Mi 5X. We have not seen any plans for any upcoming new Xiaomi smartphone in the market except the one that Xiaomi Global VP Manu Jain teased on his Twitter account. However, the device that Manu Jain teaser is likely to be the Redmi S2 that has already been launched in the Chinese market.
Xiaomi has not issued any official statement for any new product that would fall in line with specifications of Xiaomi ‘StRaKz’. As previously reported, it is likely that the company may rebrand the Redmi S2 to launch it as the Redmi Y2 in India.
Regardless of the name of the device, we are already aware of the specifications of the Redmi S2. It comes with a 5.99-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, or 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.
16/05/2018 10:50 AM