While everyone is eager to find the Xiaomi’s first Redmi series smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi 7, there is even another flagship that is in works. Rumored to be the Xiaomi Cephus was spotted on Geekbench listings with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. This is the same chipset that promises to deliver great performance as well as the 5G support. If this is the case then the Xiaomi Cepheus could be another smartphone joining the list of upcoming 5G smartphones. Previously, we have also seen Xiaomi Black Shark Skywalker that features the same SoC. This top Xiaomi smartphone seems to be Xiaomi Mi 9. This naming series is according to the release elements and the previously revealed details. Let us look further into the rumor round-up of the upcoming Xiaomi Cepheus specifications, features, and price.
As we have already entered 2019, the release of new generation smartphones is heading nearer especially from the popular smartphone manufacturers such as Xiaomi. Known to feature budget range smartphones, this Chinese company is about to introduce Xiaomi Cepheus aka Xiaomi Mi 9 with the 5G support. This is expected to make its debut probably in the first quarter of 2019.
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From the leaked information of the Xiaomi Cepheus specs, it is tipped to run on the latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with the MIUI 9 interface layered on the top. The Xiaomi smartphone is likely to get a 6.4-inches full HD plus AMOLED display and will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with X24 LTE modem. This suggests the device to get 5G capabilities. The processor will be coupled by 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. Going by the current trend, there is every chance for the company to launch even higher variant Xiaomi Cepheus with 10GB RAM. As for the camera sector, the Xiaomi Cepheus in Dubai is expected to get a 48MP sensor along with the 12MP secondary sensor. Few Xiaomi Cepheus rumors also hint for the device to get a triple rear camera. There is even a possibility for the 3D ToF sensor for AR purposes. On the front end, the device may pack in a 24MP sensor with AR capabilities. It may pack in 3500mAh battery with the fast charging support but not with wireless charging support.
Apart from the latest processor and highest camera capabilities, we may not find huge surprises with the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone. Even the Xiaomi Redmi 7 is expected to unveil with a 48MP camera. If this is to be true then it seems like Xiaomi is more concentrating on the camera sector for the next generation smartphones. It is still unsure of whether the device gets an in-display fingerprint sensor or a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Additionally, the device may also get Always On Display feature. Since nothing is confirmed, we just need to wait until the official confirmation to know exact information of the Xiaomi Cepheus. The Geekbench mark score results show this Xiaomi Cepheus to compete with the most popular Apple iPhone XS and in fact, it even crossed the performance scores of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It has scored 3475 points while on single-core and 10872 for the multi-core performance.
As for now, there is no information about the pricing of the Xiaomi Cepheus smartphone. Considering the previous pricing pattern, we can expect the Xiaomi Cepheus to cost nearly AED 1836 for its base variant. If there is an upgraded variant then it may cost AED 2203.