Two days ago, a new smartphone dubbed Xiaomi Mi 6S appeared on GeekBench and the listing shows that this device will be powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and will also come with 6GB of RAM, Android 9.0 Pie system. On Geekbench, this purported smartphone racked up a single-core score of 1747 and a multi-core score of 7039. However, it appears that the information was wrong anyway. The director of marketing for Xiaomi’s mobile phone products took to Weibo to deny the existence of the Xiaomi Mi 6S. Concerning the phone, he said, “There is no Xiaomi Mi 6S”. From this point of view, it is most likely that the company has a new SD835 phone in play but it’s not called Xiaomi Mi 6S.
This year’s Xiaomi flagships such as Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 on-screen fingerprint version, and Xiaomi Mi 8 transparent Explorer Edition are powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC. The mid-range model such as Xiaomi Mi 8 SE (SD710), Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition (SD660), Xiaomi Mi 6X (SD660) and are equipped with either Snapdragon 710 or Snapdragon 660 processor. The exact place of the Snapdragon 835 chip in Xiaomi’s lineup this year is obscure because this chip was used in the Xiaomi Mi 6, its 2017 flagship smartphone. This year, there are only a few models, such as the Motorola Z3, Nubia Red Devil gaming phone, Nokia 8 Sirocco and so on which have used this chip.
It is worth mentioning that this month, Xiaomi is expected to launch a flagship slider phone, which has nearly 100% screen-to-body ratio, equipped Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and supports an on-screen fingerprint sensor. This smartphone may be called “Xiaomi Mi MIX 3”