Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has surfaced on Geekbench today with Snapdragon 660 chipset onboard.
Last year, the Chinese manufacturer had launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro with Snapdragon 636 which also powered the Redmi Note 5 Pro handset. The new Geekbench listing suggests that the Redmi Note 7 will be arriving with a better performing chipset.
The Geekbench listing of the Redmi Note 7 reveals that the handset is running on the latest Android 9 Pie OS. It is fueled by Snapdragon 660 chipset from 2017. Performance-wise, it is better than the Snapdragon 636 that powered the predecessor models. The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 which has become of the major rivals of the Redmi Note series is also powered by the Snapdragon 660. Xiaomi’s recent phones such as Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite are also fueled by the same Snapdragon chipset.
Coming back to the Geekbench listing, the Redmi Note 7’s SoC is coupled with 6 GB of RAM. In the single-core and multi-core tests of Geekbench, the Redmi Note 7 has respectively scored 1462 and 4556. There are no other details of the smartphone available yet.
The Geekbench listing of the Redmi Note 7 has appeared just ahead of Redmi’s new launch event of January 10. Xiaomi’s sub-brand will be announcing a Redmi flagship phone with 48-megapixel camera. Some rumors have claimed that Xiaomi could be announcing the Redmi Pro 2 will be unveiled on Jan. 10. It remains to be seen whether the Chinese manufacturer announces the Redmi Pro 2 or Redmi Note 7 or some other device through its upcoming launch event. The handset may launch as Redmi Note 7 in China and countries outside of China such as India may receive it as Redmi Note 7 Pro.