Snapdragon 855-powered Xiaomi Cepheus spotted at Geekbench, likely Mi 9

Peter, 08 January 2019

In two days Xiaomi will unveil a new Redmi phone with a 48MP camera. However, there’s another device in the works – a flagship. The Xiaomi “Cepheus” has swung by Geekbench and it showed what the Snapdragon 855 can do.

If the name “Cepheus” sounds familiar, you may have seen the recent APK-teardown by XDA, which found references to this code name. There was evidence of a 48MP camera, an in-display fingerprint reader and an always on display mode.

So, clearly a Mi flagship and it’s quite possible that this is the Xiaomi Mi 9. The S855 chipset will be used in the 5G version of the Mi Mix 3, though we doubt that Xiaomi will also change the camera – it’s already upgrading the chipset and connectivity.

GeekBench 4.1 (single-core)

Higher is better

  • Apple iPhone XS
  • Xiaomi "Cepheus"
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 8

GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Apple iPhone XS
  • Xiaomi "Cepheus"
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 8

The “Cepheus” ran Android 9 Pie and packed 6GB of RAM, no huge surprises here (the Mi 8 also had 6GB RAM as standard). The benchmark results are much closer to what we expect from the 855 than the Galaxy S10 Lite score from earlier today.

Anyway, we expect to see the new Redmi phone (two actually, including a Redmi Note) this Thursday. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is probably months away (the Mi 8 was unveiled in May).

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Reader comments

Woah! Thanks for sharing this. It has a lot of questions answered that I had in mind. And yes, I kinda agree with he justification of one powerful core at the same power plane when he puts it that way. But he does say they did it so that the chi...

> Well, I do wonder if that one high clocked core in the 855 was just to boost benchmark scores this time around? 3rd question

  • Gusta
  • 10 Jan 2019
  • 6c3

True.. Just see the real speedtest on Youtube on opening apps, multitask, and gaming perfomance.. I'm sure Apple only win in gaming perfomance because of optimization by developer n the fluidity of iOS.

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