In the last week, Xiaomi had confirmed through Weibo that its Mi MIX 2S flagship phone will be launching on March 27. The Weibo post also confirmed that the Snapdragon 845 chipset will be powering the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S. Today, the company has released a new teaser video on Weibo that confirms again that the Mi MIX 2S has Snapdragon 845 SoC onboard. The Weibo post carries a challenging question “How fast is your Snapdragon 845? This indicates that Snapdragon 845 powered Mi MIX 2S will offer better performance than rivals.
Xiaomi has developed a good relationship in Qualcomm in the recent years. The Chinese manufacturer has used the Snapdragon 625 mid-range chipset to power many of its smartphones such as Redmi Note 5, Mi Max 2, Mi A1, Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 4X. In December, Xiaomi was present at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit 2017. At the event, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said, “I am very excited to be part of the Snapdragon Technology Summit and reaffirm that Xiaomi’s close relationship with Qualcomm Technologies in the premium tier will continue into 2018.” Leaked information that had surfaced in September 2017 had revealed that Xiaomi and Qualcomm were working together to optimize the performance of Snapdragon 845.
Hence, it seems that Snapdragon 845 present inside the Mi MIX 2S will deliver optimized performance than other flagships fueled by the same SoC. Xiaomi has officially revealed that its Mi MIX 2S flagship has recorded an average benchmarking score of 273,341 on AnTuTu.
Before the launch of Snapdragon powered Samsung Galaxy S9+ and ASUS ZenFone 5Z (Z01RD), they were spotted on AnTuTu with respective scores of 264,257 and 238,129. The alleged Nubia N19 that is rumored to be powered by SD845 has scored 271,674 on AnTuTu. The rumored BlackShark gaming smartphone from Xiaomi has scored 270,680. The AnTuTu scores of the Galaxy S9+, ZenFone 5Z and BlackShark have not been officially declared by their respective manufacturers, but they are still lower than the AnTuTu score of Mi MIX 2S.
Recent leaks have revealed that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S will be featuring 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage and 16-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor. It is also rumored to feature a 6.01-inch OLED display by Samsung that may feature under-display fingerprint scanner.