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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