Xiaomi Kenzo Surfaces In Benchmark, Might Be the Redmi 3

It’s been roughly two weeks since Xiaomi’s Grand Finale event took place in China where the Redmi Note 3 and Mi Pad 2 have been fully unveiled, and now we can look forward to the company’s early 2016 line-up.

Needless to say, one of the few Xiaomi devices we expect to be introduced in the coming months is the Xiaomi Mi5, which, according to the CEO, is worth waiting for. However, today we came across another Xiaomi terminal in the Geekbench database, which might be the Redmi 3 – another handset that should make an official appearance next year.

 The smartphone is codenamed “Kenzo”, and it might be powered by the same SoC as the HTC One A9. More details after the break.

Xiaomi Kenzo Pops Up in Geekbench

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 was officially announced and released in August 2015, rocking a Snapdragon 410 chipset along with 1 or 2 GB of RAM depending on the storage configuration. Although there’s no firm evidence to support this, the Xiaomi Kenzo might very well be the Xiaomi Redmi 3, which might be planned for an earlier release as a result of Xiaomi’s decision to adopt a shorter development cycle for its future handsets.

Whatever the case may be, the Xiaomi Kenzo appears to be equipped with a Qualcomm SoC and a “msm8952” motherboard, which strongly hints at a Snapdragon 617 processor boasting eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.5 GHz – the same chipset powering the HTC One A9.

Otherwise, the Kenzo sports 2 GB of RAM, it runs Android 5.1.1 out of the box (presumably with Xiaomi’s proprietary UI on top) and is capable of yielding 1,420 and 3,420 points in Geekbench’s single and multi-core tests respectively.

The rest of the specifications remain unknown, but as always, they are bound to surface in the foreseeable future as we approach the handset’s eventual debut. We’ll keep an eye out for more details to emerge so stay tuned.