Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi is set to launch its selfie-focused Redmi Y3 budget Android smartphone in India on April 24. The smartphone’s key highlight will be an impressive 32-megapixel resolution AI selfie camera. While some of the Redmi Y3’s key features have been teased already, the chipset powering the device is yet to be confirmed. An alleged listing of the upcoming phone on Geekbench has now surfaced, suggesting it will run on a Snapdragon 632 chipset under the hood.
Redmi Y3 to Feature a Snapdragon 632 Chipset?
The Redmi Y3 Geekbench listing reveals the smartphone has an “msm8953” motherboard, pointing towards a Snapdragon 625 chipset. However, the actual benchmark scores and the base frequency listed under processor information suggest the device will actually run on a Snapdragon 632 chipset. Xiaomi’s Redmi 7 is powered by the very same chipset and had appeared on Geekbench with an “msm8953” motherboard just a day before its launch in China. The Redmi Y2, on the other hand, has a Snapdragon 625 SoC inside. Apart from the chipset, the Geekbench listing tells us the smartphone has 3GB RAM and will ship with Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10 out of the box.
Redmi revealed its upcoming selfie-focused smartphone in a drop test video recently. The video confirmed the Redmi Y2 successor will come with a Dot Notch display similar to the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro. On the back of the phone will be a dual-camera setup, although the resolution of the two sensors has not been revealed yet. As mentioned earlier, the Redmi Y3’s main selling point will be a 32MP “super selfie” camera on the front. In terms of battery life, the Redmi Y3 is expected to be very similar to the other Redmi 7 series phones, thanks to a large 4000mAh capacity battery. Redmi is claiming the smartphone will deliver up to two days of battery life.