Xiaomi announced the 1.6Ghz Snapdragon MSM8628 version of the Hongmi designed to support China Telecom’s CDMA2000 and GSM frequencies. In addition to a processor update the new version of the Hongmi also get’s MIUI V5 based on Android 4.3 rather than Android 4.2.1.
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The results are a much more powerful smartphone at the same budget 799 Yuan price point! The original Mediatek MT6589T model of the Hongmi is no slouch with Antutu scores of around 16,000, however the new Hongmi 1S is much more potent with benchmarks of 21,467.