Xiaomi Mi 7 with Snapdragon 845 Codenamed as Dipper Appears on Geekbench

         Xiaomi is about to introduce an update to its bezel-less flagship Mi Mix 2s on March 27 , shortly after that they would be launching the Mi 7 their flagship smartphone for the year.  Well today its seems, Mi 7 with Snapdragon 845 has been spotted in GeekBench code named as Dipper.  Recall Xiaomi has used the names of constellations for codenaming its Mi series of smartphones in the past, 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 per GeekBench benchmark the Xiaomi Dipper will be powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 6 GB of RAM and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.  Previous reports have revealed that Qualcomm and Xiaomi have collaborated to optimize the performance of SD845 chipset and now it has scored 2449 in single-core test,  whereas in multi-core test its cored 8309.

         But frankly we have seen better scores from device with Snapdragon 845, for instance the Galaxy S9+ has scored  a single-core score of 3,773 and a multi-core score of 9,024 .  It has to be noted that the Snapdragon 845 on the Mi 7 seems to under clocked at 1.77GHz, while the one benchmarked on the Galaxy S9+ was clocked at 1.95GHz .  This could explain the small loss in performance but this could be just a prototype  of the Mi 7 and the final version of could be clocked similar to S9+.  A recent leaks had claimed that the handset may house a 6.01-inch OLED display by Samsung and could feature an iPhone X-like notch and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. The Mi 7 is expected to launch in  June this year.

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