Xiaomi will be announcing the Snapdragon 845 chipset powered Mi MIX 2S flagship phone on March 27. Few months after its launch, the Chinese manufacturer is also expected to unleash the Xiaomi Mi 7 flagship phone. It is also rumored to be fueled by the same Snapdragon 845 chipset A mysterious Xiaomi device labelled as Xiaomi Dipper has appeared on the Geekbench benchmarking platform with SD845. Hence, it is speculated that the Xiaomi Mi 7 may have appeared as Xiaomi Dipper on Geekbench.
Xiaomi is known for using names of constellation for codenaming its Mi series of smartphones. For instance, the Mi 6, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 5S and Mi 5 were respectively codenamed as Sagit, Natrium, Capricorn and Gemini. Hence, the Dipper codename could refer to Big Dipper constellation. This indicates that Dipper phone that has surfaced on Geekbench could be the upcoming Mi 7.
As it can be seen in the screengrab of Xiaomi Dipper’s Geekbench listing, it is driven by Snapdragon 845 chipset along with 6 GB of RAM. It is running on Android 8.0 Oreo. In single-core test, it has scored 2449 whereas in multi-core test, it has reached a score of 8309. Previous reports have revealed that Qualcomm and Xiaomi have collaborated to optimize the performance of SD845 chipset. The Geekbench scores of the alleged Mi 7 suggest that it will be able to deliver monstrous performance.
The alleged firmware files of the Xiaomi Mi 7 have revealed that it may feature an OLED display that will also bring along Always-On Display function. A recent report had claimed that the handset may house a 6.01-inch OLED display by Samsung. It may feature an iPhone X-like notch and may also feature an in-screen fingerprint scanner.