An unnamed Realme smartphone carrying model number RMX1833 has appeared on benchmarking portal Geekbench. The phone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P60 chipset — the same one that powers the company’s first smartphone — Realme 1.
While the upcoming’s phone name is not yet known, it is believed to the be the Realme 3. This will be the second smartphone from Realme to be powered by MediaTek’s chipset. After the Realme 1, the company shifted from MediaTek to Qualcomm for the processor of its Realme 2, 2 Pro, and C1.
The RMX1833 that appeared on Geekbench is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor along with 4GB RAM and is running Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. As for the performance, the device achieved a single-core score of 1,560 points and a multi-core score of 5,926 points.
It is speculated that the RMX1833 could be the successor of the Realme 2 that was launched a few months ago. However, there’s no evidence available yet to support this claim. The phone could be launched early next year given that Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth had earlier said that the company plans to launch a couple of devices before March 2019.
MediaTek has recently launched the Helio P60 successor — MediaTek Helio P70. It is built using TSMC’s 12nm FinFET technology and comes with multi-core APU operating at up to 525MHz for fast and efficient edge-AI processing. The AI engine delivers a 10 to 30 percent AI processing boost compared to the Helio P60, says the company.
Soon after the Helio P70 became official, Madhav Sheth, CEO of Realme India had confirmed that the company will be the first to launch Helio P70-powered smartphone. He said, “The next Realme will be powered by P70 and it is coming soon.” He has also clarified that while the phone will be a game changer in its price segment, it is not the successor of the Realme 2 or 2 Pro.