Analyst says Xiaomi will soon release new handset powered by Snapdragon 808 SoC

Analyst says Xiaomi will soon release new handset powered by Snapdragon 808 SoC
An analyst in China by the name of Pan Jiutang posted some interesting speculation on his Weibo page. The analyst says that Xiaomi is going to soon release a handset powered by the Snapdragon 808 SoC. Coincidentally, this comes days after the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro was originally disrupted by rumors that the Snapdragon 810 chipset used on the powerful handset had overheated. But as it turned out, the problem was limited to one device and the issue had nothing to do with the Snapdragon 810 after all.

The analyst says that this new device could be similar to the recently released Xiaomi Mi 4i, a colorful plastic clad (and lower spec'd) "international" version of the flagship Xiaomi Mi 4. Rumored to be priced between $209 USD and $242 USD, the price of the new phone is similar to that of the Mi 4i, but there is no word on whether the design will be the same as the international handset, or whether it has been altered.

The Xiaomi Mi 4i is called an international model, but its release remains limited to countries where the upstart manufacturer has already been releasing its phones. In other words, the handset is not coming to the U.S or Europe. The Mi 4i features a 5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC is under the hood with an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. No microSD slot is available with this model. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 13MP and 5MP respectively, and a 3120mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 5.0 is pre-installed with MIUI 6 running on top.

Whether the new unit is a version of the Xiaomi Mi 4i for other markets, or a whole new model altogether, it will apparently employ the same Snapdragon 808 chipset that powers the LG G4.

source: Weibo/PanJiutang via GizmoChina

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Mi 4i
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3120 mAh

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14 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Xiaomi Mi4S probably?

2. azene unregistered

how about xiaomi mi4x ?

11. waddup121 unregistered

ok ok

3. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

This is all very well, but what about quality? I just wouldn't trust any Chinese device until they sort that out.

4. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

No way Xiaomi! You should continue using 810 chips, they're going to make your phones a hot item in the market.

5. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Non-standard products like this one should be kept in third world countries only.

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

what is standard product?

9. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Support iPhone means support quality product. :)

12. mickeymouse

Posts: 3; Member since: May 16, 2015

Are you talking about this garbage iPhone for fools? then "Google iPhone blaze burns teen" What about "Bendgate" "Hairgate" Apple is an overpriced crap for idiots not wondering Icahn makes 5 billion profit on fanatics

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Xiaomi said that SD810 is fine.....what happened now?

7. igy_tech

Posts: 19; Member since: May 15, 2015

reality, reality

10. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

They released Mi4i which is contained SD615 with $205 price tag. They are selling base model of Mi4 which is contained SD801 with $270 price tag. Rumored price range doesn't make sense. If it will be coming with SD808, besides the obvious problems with SD810 there is another facet of the choice. They are trying to pull prices higher gradually. Once their high end phones has been starting from $320. Mi Note Pro tagged $530, than discounted before actual launch to $480. With SD810 and LPDDR4 etc successor of Mi4 was would be likely $400 with less storage. When they put it in SD808, not just cost of SoC also cost of RAM and storage going down. Probably it will be a 5 incher. Because they are already have 2 phablets one of them with SD810 and another with SD801. There isn't room for another high-endish phablet. So nobody expect for it 2K display. Another cut from cost. (I'm not suggesting here FHD is a bad choice.) Put it in a nice plastic body like Mi4i, and tada new $320 flagship. Look people, we are not rising our prices. Then a few months later when SD820 released prepare your real flagship with LPDDR4, fast storage, metal body, 2K display, fingerprint scanner etc. and name it a "Pro" and tagged it $480.

13. mickeymouse

Posts: 3; Member since: May 16, 2015

Yesterday was Grundig then came Sony and everyone was laughing today was Apple tomorrow belongs to Xiaomi...it's no way around...economies of scale only stupid people pay extra for nothing technology is obsolete tomorrow

14. mickeymouse

Posts: 3; Member since: May 16, 2015

I'm enjoying my $200 Xiaomi, tomorrow I still have $800 more to buy 4 more better ones till you are holding on to your obsolete Apple gadget nobody gives a damn about.

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