Qualcomm's new darling, the Snapdragon 845, has made its debut but actual phones that use it are few and far between, or rather practically non-existent at this stage. But a mysterious listing on Geekbench now has an unknown device sporting the new chipset, and it's raised quite a few eyebrows. While spoofing benchmarks is easily done and quite common, it's exciting to take a look at this listing of one of the first benchmarks of a Snapdragon 845 device.
According to the listing, the Snapdragon 845 was on a phone mysteriously labelled "XXXX" and is running with 6GB of RAM and Android 8.0.0 Oreo. It managed to push a single core rating of 2,378, with a multi-core score of 8,132. Put into context, that stacks up against existing Snapdragon 835 devices nicely. The Galaxy S8+, which has a Snapdragon 835, scored 2,001 points for single core, and 6,577 points for multi-core.
Other devices that sport the Snapdragon 845 have already been recorded on Geekbench, such as the Galaxy S9+ which scored 2,422 points on single-core and 8,351 points on multi-core. This is slightly better than the numbers posted by this mystery device. Another device that has a benchmark listed is the Sony H8266, which many believe to be the upcoming Xperia XZ2. This device posted a single-core score of 2,393 and a multi-core score of 8,300.
The speculation is that the mystery device 'XXXX' is the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, which allegedly will be coming out with the Snapdragon 845. Some people were dubious of the Mi MIX 2S coming out with the Snapdragon 845, as Samsung had allegedly already bought up most of the supply for the chipset for the Galaxy S9. While the model name was scrubbed, it could be that this mystery device is indeed the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S. It's certainly our best guess.
We'll likely never find out what phone this is, but we probably will see if the Mi MIX 2S sports the Snapdragon 845 soon enough. The launch of the new Xiaomi phone is sure to be announced in the very near future.
- Images from mi.com