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Xiaomi prepping a 64-bit smartphone and a 4G-enabled Red Rice model?

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Xiaomi prepping a 64-bit smartphone and a 4G-enabled Red Rice model?

Xiaomi doesn't want to be late for the 64-bit switch, it seems. Not that we would have expected any different from the meteoric Chinese start-up. According to insiders, the vendor is preparing a 64-bit smartphone based on MediaTek's quad-core MT6732 chipset. This one is powered by four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz and a Mali-T760 graphics chip - a capable configuration, overall, especially given Xiaomi's famously low prices.


In addition, the vendor is working on a 4G-enabled version of its Red Rice smartphone that utilizes MediaTek's 32-bit MT6596 octa-core CPU. It has four cores running at 2.2-2.5GHz, and another four capped at 1.7GHz. In addition, this piece of MT silicon offers 2K and 4K video recording and playback capabilities, and relies on a PowerVR series 6 chip for its graphics muscle. These are flagship-level specs, but interestingly, Red Rice is Xiaomi's budget series. It looks like the Chinese maker is about to ruffle the competition's feathers!


The most recent news regarding Xiaomi have been exclusively bright. Yesterday, we learned the company will be following up its flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi-3, with a Snapdragon 801-powered, prettier Xiaomi Mi-3S. In addition, the vendor is planning to sell 40 to 60 million of its "cheapium" handsets this year, after it managed to rack up 11 million sales in three months. Copycat or not, Xiaomi is becoming a force to be reckoned with.


via G For Games

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posted on 09 Apr 2014, 07:23 1

1. loveHEAVYMETAL (unregistered)


mediatek soc just a joke
high-end gpu with cheap cpu,there will be cpu bottlenecking
i have experience with the mtk6589
spent more = gain more
better get handset that powered by qualcomm soc

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 08:33 1

3. tricky (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


I don't mind Mediatek soc as a product as they aren't really for high-end phones. That is why it is low cost. The main problem is Mediateks philosophy. Their code is not open source so you don't get updates to the latest Android version. This way they can keep selling their soc and force people to by new phones for the latest version of android.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 19:39 1

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 743; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Best part is, it's against the law to do so

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 06:56

9. loveHEAVYMETAL (unregistered)


its true, almost all mediatek powered handset doesnot has any single roms

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 08:33 1

4. renz4 (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


the MT6589 is based on quad ARM A7 while this new MT6595 will be in big.LITTLE configuration based on quad A17 + quad A7. i doubt there will be cpu bottleneck with A17.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 15:40

7. nokia12 (Posts: 325; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


i think he meant cortex a53 + mali t760 . we will have to see the results

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 07:25 1

2. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 743; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


My father just got the Red Rice yesterday. It's a pretty awesome device that can easily rival the Galaxy S III

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 09:21

5. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Tiny 5 inch screen, right? Make it a 6.5-7 inch screen and I will look into this...

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 10:26

6. Suo.Eno (Posts: 185; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


They might just do it on the next Redmi Note.

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