Xiaomi Gemini with Snapdragon 820 could be the Xiaomi Mi5


xiaomi mi5

With the Snapdragon 820 finally official, all eye are on China for the first SD820 powered phones. We all have our favourites at who could be first, but have Xiaomi beat everyone to the finish?

Earlier today a device named the Xiaomi Gemini was spotted on Geekbench. As we all know, Xiaomi uses codenames for its upcoming phones so a little further investigation was needed to determine what it might be.

According to the benchmark this mystery devices is running Android 6.0 on a Qualcomm MSM8996 chipset, if you aren’t well versed in your chip codes then let us just tell you that this is the name of the recently released Snapdragon 820 chipset.

xiaomi mi5 geekbench

There isn’t much else information here other than the fact the device is running 3GB RAM and scored 2140 in single-core test and 47632 in the multi-core section of the benchmark.

With only a few months until the end of the year, and only slightly more time until the Chinese New Year, we should see the big brands releasing their next generation flagships in the coming months.

The Xiaomi Mi5 is expected to ship with a Snapdragon 820, but eyes are also on LeTV, Vivo, and Oppo too. Who will be first?

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22 Comments

  1. MaxPower
    November 12, 2015

    The MI3/MI4 were Cancro
    so there’s no doubt that Gemini will be the MI5.

    IMHO The MI5 will be the one to be launched first due to the partnership between Xiaomi and Qualcomm and also because if I’m not wrong last year the SD810 launch coincided with the Note Pro launch too.

    • MattD
      November 12, 2015

      I totally agree, i have no doubt that xiaomi will be the first to have sd820… As long as it’s good!
      In fact last year the rumors about mi note pro said that it would be launched days after the sd810, but in fact they weren’t true, and it was lg g flex 2 to be the first to spot sd810… And is higher temperatures!
      Probably it means that xiaomi was the first to work on the chip, due to his partnership with qualcom, but they knew the 810 v1 was crap, so they took their time to work on it.
      So it goes: if 820 has no problem at all, mi5 will be the first to be launched… Otherwise, i see another hard year for qualcom…

    • saor
      November 12, 2015

      Sorry to disappoint you but the goophone s7 will be the first to launch with sd820!!

      • Alexis T
        November 13, 2015

        I think they were talking about the first “quality” phone to launch with SD820… because when you decide to buy a phone with A+ SOC, you want it to be well built, with A+ camera integration and various percs goophone cannot deliver.

        According to this interpretation, you don’t really disappoint anyone stating goophone will launch the first SD820 crap-phone. But i may be mistaking ^^

        • saor
          November 13, 2015

          sarcasm ….

          • Alexis T
            November 13, 2015

            OMG! should have noticed… my bad
            next time add a smiley to avoid misunderstanding :p

    • Tajwar
      November 12, 2015

      Second everything you wrote

      • MaxPower
        November 12, 2015

        thanks bud

        • Tajwar
          November 12, 2015

          Now thanks to Xiaomi I won’t be buying a phone until next year, wanted to get a pro 5 but I think I will wait and hope that my patience will be rewarded.

          And what about you? If I ain’t wrong you still rocking the Mi4?

          • MaxPower
            November 12, 2015

            same situation, waiting patiently.
            If i get tired of waiting then i might go for the Letv 1S.

            still rocking the MI4. there’s nothing wrong with it (besides the dead pixel on the already replaced display and limited storage), it still works like a charm.
            I just want a bigger and newer phone.

            • Shizola
              November 12, 2015

              How much do you think the Mi5 will cost?

            • MaxPower
              November 12, 2015

              hopefully 1999 Yuan like they always do

            • Shizola
              November 13, 2015

              Thanks

            • amirexpressir
              November 13, 2015

              iuni seems to be forgotten by many..its always iuni in first 3 phones that release with newest chips these 1-2years.their prices are ok only updates are…….
              I am waiting for lenovo k920 and ….well,,when qualcomm claims there are 20 models with SD820 in work,then we have got alot to see in coming months

            • MaxPower
              November 13, 2015

              oh yeah, we will probably see as many as we have seen with the SD801.

            • King
              November 13, 2015

              that makes us 3 😀

            • MaxPower
              November 13, 2015

              i can’t wait for the review,
              especially camera and audio wise.

            • King
              November 14, 2015

              Maybe Andi should do some kind of magic, put the review out first and the phone can come later on. Utopian thoughts i know, but this will keep my patience from getting thin. 😀

  2. Ash Pangster
    November 12, 2015

    3gb ram is a disapointment. Its way to long in the x64 lifecycle for OEM’s to start providing proper 4gb+ ram for x64 devices. 3gb ram on x64 devices were fine till last gen but this gen its atrocious.

  3. Maximiliano On Line
    November 12, 2015

    Typo on multicore score.

  4. RedmiNote2Guy
    November 12, 2015

    “47632 in the multi-core” 😀 OMG! 😀

  5. Ulti
    November 12, 2015

    I’m quite surprised Xiaomi haven’t decided to release the Mi5. I guess they decided to leave the Mi5 as no SoC was worthy for their flagship yet and instead used the more than decent X10 and 808 to offer us the great value Redmi Note 2 and Mi4C.

    From a manufacturing/sales revenue POV I would have though it would make more sense to have a flagship product to sell and just simply refresh it when the time is needed (release of 820) but I guess as their profit margins are low on hardware it makes more sense to capture more of the market share and then release a truly flagship product when the time is right rather than just out of habit.

    Nice to see they’re not like most of the other Chinese manufacturers with their “flagship killers”.