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Xiaomi markw with Snapdragon 625 lands on Geekbench

by Jed John 6

A mysterious device identified only as Xiaomi markw has been spotted on benchmark site, Geekbench. Geekbench has amassed a renowned reputation and popularity in helping us verify that most of the hardware on Android devices works as it should.

One good thing about Geekbench is that they put all scores up publicly which makes it the go-to guy when searching for specs of upcoming devices. However, details revealed on Geekbench are usually scanty, omitting key details like device size, battery power, presence or lack of microSD, number of SIM slots and others.

Even at that Geekbench helps us know what to expect, and now we know a new Android device is coming in from Xiaomi with the name Xiaomi markw. It is not known as of this moment if that is the name the device will sport on launch day or just a codename.

What we know, though, from the Geekbench listing is that the device promises to be a solid mid-ranger sporting Snapdragon 625 processor which could imply that the device will support Tango and Daydream VR headgears. The Snapdragon 625 SoC is far from being the best, but it’s still a beast.Xiaomi_markw_Geekbench

The Geekbench listing showed that the Snapdragon 625 SoC on the markw clocked at 2.02 GHz, sporting 8 cores. The SoC also manages to pull down a respectable single core score of 923, with its multi-core score skyrocketing to a cool 4,537, which indicates a great teamwork from processor cores which is only half as powerful as those found in the Snapdragon 820. The memory performance averages around 3 gigabytes per second in tests, meaning this device will have very fast response time when multitasking or opening new apps.

Backing the Snapdragon 625 processor is a 3GB RAM but the size of the on-board memory is not revealed.

Other details revealed on the listing include that the device will boot Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and an Adreno 510 GPU. The Adreno 510 superstar GPU on board the device levels the playing field, making this mystery mid-ranger nearly as good for hardcore gaming outside of emulators as its flagship counterparts.

For now, the results listed on Geekbench are all there is to the mystery Xiaomi markw. Perhaps as time goes on more leaks surrounding the markw will surface.


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  • Ionut Johnny

    What’s with the name?

  • Steven Fox

    Either a new model(international) or a new Redmi 4.
    Can`t imagine this being a NOTE series, usually MTK chips(Note 4 would probably have the X20/25)

    • Deniz Kasap

      Redmi Note 3 has snapdragon variant, so your argument is invalid.

      • Yes, but at first they come out with MTK chips, then Xiaomi rolls an international version with a Snapdragon SoC.

  • yavuzselim

    Snapdragon 625’s GPU is 506 not 510. 510 is GPU of 650 and 652 soc

  • Misto

    If this is a new Redmi like a Redmi 3S Pro I hope that it will be released pretty soon. Can’t wait for it!
    SD625 3GB RAM 32GB storage 1080p screen and decent camera would be perfect!