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

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

Xiaomi doesn't want to be late for the64-bit switch, it seems. Not that we would have expected anydifferent from the meteoric Chinese start-up. According to insiders,the vendor is preparing a 64-bit smartphone based on MediaTek'squad-core MT6732 chipset. This one is powered by four Cortex-A53cores clocked at 1.5GHz and a Mali-T760 graphics chip - a capableconfiguration, overall, especially given Xiaomi's famously lowprices.



In addition, the vendor is working on a4G-enabled version of its Red Rice smartphone that utilizesMediaTek's 32-bit MT6596 octa-core CPU. It has four cores running at2.2-2.5GHz, and another four capped at 1.7GHz. In addition, thispiece of MT silicon offers 2K and 4K video recording and playbackcapabilities, and relies on a PowerVR series 6 chip for its graphicsmuscle. These are flagship-level specs, but interestingly, Red Riceis Xiaomi's budget series. It looks like the Chinese maker is aboutto ruffle the competition's feathers!



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



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  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek, 1GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2

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11 Comments

10. JackJerkhauf

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 26, 2014

Readers please read. Most of the replies here on Mediatek A7 SoC are false. I'd correct few points. 1) You don't need Mediatek's sources to build roms. You need them to build custom kernels. 2) Lenovo proved to provide constant fw updates and even KitKat for an obsolete device. 3) Graphics power is never enough with the constant progress for higher resolution.

11. JJOPQ

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

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5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

6. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

They might just do it on the next Redmi Note.

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

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

3. tricky

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 18, 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.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

9. loveHEAVYMETAL unregistered

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

4. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 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.

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

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

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