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Snapdragon 855-powered Xiaomi Cepheus spotted at Geekbench, likely Mi 9

In two days Xiaomi will unveil a new Redmi phone with a 48MP camera. However, theres another device in the works a flagship. The Xiaomi Cepheus has swung by Geekbench and it showed what the Snapdragon 855 can do.

If the name Cepheus sounds familiar, you may have seen the recent APK-teardown by XDA, which found references to this code name. There was evidence of a 48MP camera, an in-display fingerprint reader and an always on display mode.

So, clearly a Mi flagship and its quite possible that this is the Xiaomi Mi 9. The S855 chipset will be used in the 5G version of the Mi Mix 3, though we doubt that Xiaomi will also change the camera its already upgrading the chipset and connectivity.

GeekBench 4.1 (single-core)

Higher is better


Apple iPhone XS
4823


Xiaomi “Cepheus”
3524


Huawei Mate 20 Pro
3291


Xiaomi Mi 8
2431

GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better


Apple iPhone XS
11472


Xiaomi “Cepheus”
11260


Huawei Mate 20 Pro
9712


Xiaomi Mi 8
8494

The Cepheus ran Android 9 Pie and packed 6GB of RAM, no huge surprises here (the Mi 8 also had 6GB RAM as standard). The benchmark results are much closer to what we expect from the 855 than the Galaxy S10 Lite score from earlier today.

Anyway, we expect to see the new Redmi phone (two actually, including a Redmi Note) this Thursday. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is probably months away (the Mi 8 was unveiled in May).

Source | Via