Xiaomi MIX EVO could sport a Snapdragon 835 processor

Of 2016's major smartphone releases, the Xiaomi Mi MIX was among the biggest surprises. We had a good idea of what Xiaomi's October keynote would present with the Mi Note 2, but it was the subsequent unveiling of the 6.4-inch Mi MIX concept phone that really stole the show. Following the device's release, there were some lingering suggestions that a smaller, 'nano' version of the MIX could be on the cards. Such rumors were swiftly quashed by a Xiaomi official, but a new references suggests that the MIX line could yet spawn another model. 

Dubbed the MIX EVO, the device has been spotted through Geekbench -- a tool for benchmarking mobile processors. Given the MIX naming, it's likely that the EVO model is a bumped version the current generation, perhaps a Mi MIX 1.5 with a few welcome improvements.  As you can see in the image, the handset listed is inclusive of 4 GB of RAM. The current Mi MIX tops out at 6 GB of RAM, though a 4 GB model is also available. If the MIX EVO is indeed a Thing, we'd expect a 6 GB variant to be an option once more. 

Powering the device could be Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835, which will surely be the driving force behind many a top-end gadget this year. The Mi MIX touts the chip maker's interim Snapdragon 821, but the new Snapdragon 835 is considerably more powerful and efficient, and would provide a welcome boost to this supposed new MIX iteration. 

Those details aside, there's not much else to tell of the MIX EVO as yet. It's thought that the 6.4-inch display will remain, and that the majority of tweaks will be internal. An announcement could take place at Mobile World Congress which kicks off at the end of next month, and we'll be sure to pass on any leaked info that should arrive prior to an official unveiling. 

In the meantime, let us know in the comments whether you'd be interested in an improved, Snapdragon 835-powered Xiaomi MIX EVO smartphone. 

source: Geekbench via GizChina

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1. monoke

Posts: 1185; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Glad to hear the Mix line is staying on top of the game as far latest specs go. Now all they need to do is upgrade that camera, make it globally available and it's a true winner indeed!

2. fyah_king unregistered

Such a low score for SD 835.

6. Oliee

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

it is underclocked to 1.90 ghz...

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

1.9GHz is LITTLE-core clock and that score is fine, since SD821 in pixel XL scored 4028 on multi-core that's ~40% increase but E8890 on S7 destroy it with 5200 multi-core.. and S8 exynos model will destroy it even moar >:D

3. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

People wants absolutely the latest spec yet they plan to keep the phone for 5 years? lol

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Who does that?

4. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

Unless SD835 has better gpu unit, much better than 821, its going to be a bad upgrade. Cpu scores have been bad. Didnt expect this from the 1st 10nm SOC. I think Exynos is gonna crush it and next apple soc will be miles ahead.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The SD 835 has the Adreno 540 gpu, a theoretical 25% faster than its predecesso, the Adreno 530. And exynos isn't going to crush it, since the Galaxy S8 will employ both. Thus both need to be equally powerful to avoid any #chipgate. As far as the Apple A11 is concerned, I can hear the blender from China......

5. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Im starting to lose interest in xiaomi They keep their best reserved for china only They need to realise soon that people are starting to think that their countries are the dumping ground of xiaomi as the best never reach them! Neither the mi5 pro, the mi5s, the plus version, note 2, or the mix made it to my country All we got was the base 32 gb underclocked 3gb ram version of the mi5 Even their fb page is now full of aggressive comments of customer complains I hate to say this but how do they expect to grow to the western part when they cant even handle asia I admire xiaomi for such great value for money products but they need to start listening to their customers now or they'll be losing many of them

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just get it from gearbest or somewhere else... even after shipping fee + import tax (and probably other tax depend on your country) this phone still cheaper than most flagship out there

13. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

He is talking about India mate. When Xiaomi is officially in the country you don't need to buy it from gearbest /bangood/Ali express . When MI5(32gb) is selling 1599yuan here in India they sell it for 2299yuan~22999 Indian rupees. They just gone mad with MI5 pricing here in India and used first 820 in India (even Samsung don't sell snapdragon variant of S/note only Exynos) . With 821 and better camera mi5s available in China for (64gb)1999yuan yet they don't release here in India . Even take mi note 2 if we ask they say we follow one flagship per year for India. Redmi note 4 launched 6 months back in China but they are launching it here on 19th Jan . They just don't understand where OnePlus sticks to its philosophy and gaining success .

14. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

1599yuan in China and 2299yuan in India mate. Sorry there is no edit option here

9. raky_b

Posts: 420; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Many people have complained about the same thing. So it's not just you. But you seem to be exaggerating it too much. Or your net is slow as hell. Perhaps try getting a faster connection and stop using adblocker.

15. POLO_Doe

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

I live to see the day a Snapdragon processor outscore a future Apple A processor but I feel since Android isn't made specifically for Snapdragon processors it will never happen..

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