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

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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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