Its actual name is still shrouded in mystery but the mysterious device identified simply as Xiaomi markw was sighted on benchmark site, Geekbench.
Geekbench may not be the best place to get the full specifications of upcoming devices, hell No! But Geekbench has such garnered a great reputation as an authority in identifying and confirming that the hardwares on Android devices work as they should.
And the good thing is, Geekbench puts the scores up publicly for everyone to see. And that is how we know there is a device coming from Xiaomi, the Apple of China, which bears the name Xiaomi markw. What’s with the name, some may ask. We are quite astonished as well as to the weird name the device bears. It is not clear as at this moment if markw is just a codename or if that is the real name of the device.
However, what we do know from the Geekbench listing is that the device promises to be a solid mid-ranger sporting Snapdragon 625 processor which could imply that the device will support Tango and Daydream VR headgears. The Snapdragon 625 SoC is far from being the best, but it’s still a beast.
The Geekbench listing showed that the Snapdragon 625 SoC on the Xiaomi markw clocked at 2.02 GHz, sporting 8 cores. The SoC also manages to pull down a respectable single core score of 923, with its multi-core score skyrocketing to a cool 4,537, which indicates a great teamwork from processor cores which is only half as powerful as those found in the Snapdragon 820. The memory performance averages around 3 gigabytes per second in tests, meaning this device will have very fast response time when multitasking or opening new apps.
Backing the Snapdragon 625 processor is an Adreno 506 GPU which the 625 processors feature. The Adreno 510 superstar GPU on board the device will sure make this mystery mid-ranger nearly as good for hardcore gaming outside of emulators as its flagship counterparts. The device also features a 3GB RAM but the size of the on-board memory is not revealed. Also, the device will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow from launch day, according to the listing.
For now, the results listed on Geekbench are the entire details known about the Xiaomi markw. Perhaps as time goes on more leaks surrounding the markw will surface. Meanwhile, check out the screen grab of the Geekbench listing underneath.