Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi is set to launch its next budget-friendly smartphone in China on March 18. Just a day before its debut in China, the smartphone has surfaced on the Geekbench benchmark database. Unfortunately, though, the Geekbench listing does not actually help confirm which chipset will power Redmi’s next smartphone.
Redmi 7 4GB RAM Variant Appears on Geekbench
The Redmi 7 variant that has appeared on Geekbench packs 4GB of RAM. It is listed to be running on a Qualcomm ‘msm8953’ chipset, pointing to a Snapdragon 625. However, a hands-on video that had leaked online recently had suggested the Redmi 7 is powered by a more powerful Snapdragon 632 chipset instead. It should be noted that the Motorola G7 had also been caught on Geekbench running on an ‘msm8953’ chipset on Geekbench before its launch, which led some to believe that it could be powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset. So it is definitely possible that Geekbench is inaccurately reporting the Snapdragon 632 chipset inside the Redmi 7 as Snapdragon 625. Moving on to the actual scores, the Redmi 7 achieved 1,219 points in the single-core test and 4,197 points in the multi-core test.
While the chipset still remains a bit of a mystery, rest of the Redmi 7’s key specifications have already been revealed thanks to its TENAA listing. The budget Android smartphone will come with a 6.26-inch display featuring HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. In China, the Redmi 7 will be made available in three memory configurations: 2GB RAM + 16GB storage, 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Some of the other confirmed features of the upcoming smartphone include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an infrared blaster, and a large 3900mAh battery. The Redmi 7 will ship with Android Pie-based MIUI 10 out of the box. It is currently being speculated that the smartphone will start at CNY 900 (INR 9,300 approx.) in China. We expect the Redmi 7 to arrive in India soon after its launch in China.