Xiaomi seems to be working on a Redmi 5X variant. A mysterious phone under the moniker "Xiaomi Cactus" has appeared on Geekbench. The listing shows the smartphone will be powered by an unannounced MediaTek SoC.
In April, a phone called Xiaomi Cereus was also spotted with the same SoC. It seems that the Cactus could be a cheaper variant of the Cerecus phone. The listing also reveals that the Cactus will run Android 8.1.0 Oreo. It will be powered by MediaTek MT6765 SoC that a quad-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. It will be backed by 2GB RAM. The device managed to score 802 in the single-core test. While the multi-core test score was 2334.
The Xiaomi Cereus, in turn, has 3GB of RAM and runs Android 8.1.0 Oreo. This could be the bigger sibling of the Cactus. As for the processor, few reports claim that the MT6765 could be the Helio P40 SoC.
The Cactus and Cereus phones could be the 2 GB and 3 GB RAM editions of the alleged Redmi 5X. The company is due to launch a follow up to the Xiaomi 5X anyway. But currently, these are just speculations and we request our readers to take this information with a pinch of salt.
Just days back, Geekbench listing also showed a smartphone codenamed 'Valentino' with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 638 SoC. This will also mark the first time where the company will use an SD 638 processor. The device managed to score 1485 on a single-core, while the multi-core result was 5440 points. This seems to impressive considering it's a mid-range device. The Redmi Note 5 Pro in comparison scored 1,332 in single core and 4,631 in multi-core.
As of now, it's hard to determine what is 'Valentino' exactly. But let's hope Xiaomi repeats what it does best i.e. offering good smartphones at a lower price. Besides, the Redmi S2 also made an appearance on TENAA certification site. However, unlike the OnePlus 6, Redmi S2 comes with images. Two versions of the device, the Xiaomi M1803E6C, and M1803E6T surfaced with same specs. It will be interesting to see Xiaomi launching such smartphones in the coming days.