Xiaomi codenamed ‘Dipper’ appears on Geekbench with the latest Android flagship hardware; could be the Mi7

A new Xiaomi device called the ‘Dipper’ was spotted on Geekbench earlier today. It is claimed to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC and 6GB of RAM all the while running on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. These specs should not be mistaken for the Mi MIX 2s, which has been codenamed ‘Polaris’ and from the look of things, both devices are going to be different in terms of design.

Apparently, ‘Dipper’ is the codename for the next generation of Xiaomi’s other flagship series, the Mi7. This contradicts with earlier leaks which claimed that the phone will have 8GB of RAM, but the company might announce a higher RAM version when this smartphone is being officially announced.

Xiaomi has a thing for using constellation-inspired names for codenaming the ‘Mi’ series. For instance, the Mi6 was codenamed Sagit, the Mi5s was codenamed Natrium, and Mi5 was codenamed Capricorn. So, the Dipper codename could have been inspired by the Big Dipper constellation.

Now, let’s talk about the scores. The device scored 2,449 points for single-core and got a multi-core score of 8,309. This is kind of like the scores of the Galaxy S9 Plus that is powered by the Snapdragon 845, which got 2,422 and 8,309 points in the single and multi-core test results. Earlier reports have stated that Qualcomm and Xiaomi have teamed up to optimize the performance of the Snapdragon 845 so what we could be seeing here is just another test run.

Earlier leaks have also said that the phone will have a large battery of 4,480mAh and will support wireless charging. This means the phone will probably have a glass body and will be very fragile from the rear side. However, you should be aware that benchmark scores are very easy to fake and so, this information might not be authentic and reliable for the time being. However, if the scores prove to be authentic, then the Xiaomi Mi7 will deliver impressive performance.

M. Omer