Xiaomi Mi 6 spotted on AnTuTu, scores higher than the iPhone 7

Written by Jaymin Shah

Hardcore Android users are probably on the lookout for any new updates regarding the Xiaomi’s highly awaited new flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 6. The phone itself is reportedly going to be the first smartphone this year that will be sporting the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Based on the details that were revealed at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) event, the processor is indeed one beast of a CPU.

Will this be the first smartphone to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC?

Now, a new leaked AnTuTu benchmark result has revealed just how powerful the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 really is, and how it performs with the overall Xiaomi Mi 6 device. The leak comes from a post on China’s Twitter equivalent, Weibo, which showed a screenshot of the AnTuTu benchmark score for a Xiaomi Mi 6 prototype. The score was apparently from a friend of the user, who allegedly got his hands on the prototype handset.

The high AnTuTu benchmark score has also led to speculation that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood.

The Xiaomi Mi 6’s alleged  210,329 AnTuTu benchmark score is a record breaking one. If it is indeed the true score for the device, then the Mi 6 will be the current highest scorer on the test platform, dethroning the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, which has a score of 183,106. The Mi 6 will also dethrone the highest scoring Android device, the Snapdragon 821-equipped OnePlus 3T, which has a score of 163,578.

Of course, AnTuTu benchmarks don’t really reveal the full story as it only indicates the raw power of the processor and the efficiency of its implementation. However, if the result is indeed for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship, it certainly does reveal a massive improvement for the next generation Qualcomm chip itself. Aside from the performance, Qualcomm has promised a significantly lower power consumption, which translates to less heat and an increased battery life.

As for the Xiaomi Mi 6, The company will reportedly be officially unveiling the device early next month. The device is then expected to be available in the market sometime in March.

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Jaymin Shah

Jaymin Shah is a tech entrepreneur. He is the Founder & CEO of TechOptimals. He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer relentlessly covering Technology, in addition to a broad range of startups. Contact Jaymin at jaymin@techoptimals.com

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