Xiaomi has a lot of units in the pipeline for this year alone, and another one of them has just made an appearance on GeekBench.
According to the listing we now have access to, the name of the device is yet to be unveiled. However, we do know that it would be codenamed ‘Cactus.’ Not that we can draw an inference between that name and what unit it would possibly be at the time of launch but it is already evident that we have a midranger in this one.
From the benchmark tests, the upcoming Cactus is confirmed to carry an Helio P40 chipset at the heart of affairs, clocking as much as 2GHz frequency when tasked to the core. Speaking of cores, an 802-point score for single-core test and 2334 overall for multi-core testing looks impressive for the price point it aims to capture. Those are then bettered by the addition of 2GB RAM to the overall setup.
Expected to run the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, the Cactus looks like one which Xiaomi would target at its budget markets. Even at that, a quad-core configuration on that RAM won’t survive the updates that will be hitting units in the coming months. It would be best if Xiaomi just opted to go with the lighter version of Android – the Android Go platform – on this one.
Since we already have the Redmi S2, it can only be guessed that the Cactus could shape out to be named Redmi 5X. Of course, none of these has been confirmed by the company itself so it would be best to take this news with a grain of salt.
Having shown up on GeekBench though, we can say for sure that this one is nearing the end of its development cycle.
As soon as additional information pops up, we will be the first to let you know