8-core, 6-core and quad-core Xiaomi Hongmi 2 phones to launch April

Xioamiā€™s entry-level Hongmi is ripe for an upgrade and April of this year could be the date it happens.

According to sources in Beijing the next generation Xiaomi Hongmi will launch in April of this year, around 12 months after the first Hongmi hit the scene and smashed sales records. Since the original Hongmi went on sale we have seen serious competition arrive in the form of the Huawei Honor 3C and 3X, and Coolpadā€™s Halo F1, to ward off this attack sources are saying 3 versions of the Xiaomi Hongmi 2 will launch!

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According to the details each Xiaomi Hongmi 2 will boast a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, however there will be a few options to choose from including an entry-level quad-core, flagship octacore and most intriguing of all a 6-core device!

We can assume that Mediatek will be the supplier for the octacore and quad-core units, but just who is producing a 6-core processor we have no idea!

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  1. PeterPan
    January 24, 2014

    6 core will be 8 core SoC’s which haven’t been produced succesfully just like the 3 core CPU’s AMD used to make.
    Anyway it will be a shit phone. 8 core? 6 core? Those phones are for people to dumb to wipe their own ass.

    • My name is....
      January 24, 2014

      You dont know shit. They are amazing phones.

      • werewolfc
        January 24, 2014

        the question is: do you really need 8 cores on a smartphone?

        • My name is....
          January 24, 2014

          they certainly dont hurt me, specially if you consider the price.

        • Ivo001
          January 24, 2014

          the question is: do you really need a smartphone?

          We can ask questions all day, but as long as it’s an improvement to user experience it is a valid option.

        • Ace
          January 25, 2014

          Do you really need more than 56k internet?
          Do you really need a resolution higher than 320×480?
          Do you really need more than 256k of memory ?

          This question is fundamentally flawed. the goal post keeps moving, technology keeps progressing.

          If anything these 8-core processors are bad solely because they’re using the ancient ARM Ctx-A7 architecture.

        • serj
          July 10, 2014

          Truly, you actually don’t need 8 cores, it’s marketing. There are certain “gadget zerd’s” who will truly go for it the moment it became available.
          PS: don’t upset them, they’re very straighforward in their beliefs. šŸ™‚

  2. highwind
    January 24, 2014

    “launch in april” in xiaomi-language means “hyping the product starts in april, phone will be available from november when utterly outdated” in common language

  3. YuriY
    January 24, 2014

    Exynos 5260 is only one hexa-core (6) SoC at this time.

  4. Manos
    January 24, 2014

    Again crazy big phone ! I need a 4.7 with good battery and 3g at both sim.

    • burnt_52
      January 24, 2014

      +1 I agree completely. 5inch max for me, none of this 5.5-7inch phablet crap

  5. pavel
    January 25, 2014

    5,5 inch display???no thanks!! 4-4,7 with 2gb ram 32gb rom will work better…i hate those big screen monsters :))