There are two Android One Xiaomi devices on the way, one of which will feature the Snapdragon 660
Xiaomi released the new Mi 6X last week. The device serves as the successor to the Mi 5X that was released in July last year and subsequently repackaged to become the Mi A1, Xiaomi’s first Android One device. Apparently, the company also plans on delivering more of Android One to its fans, and this time with two devices.
Both devices, as usual, were discovered through a firmware teardown by the good people over at XDA-Developers. The first device is codenamed “jasmine_sprout”. The Mi A1 was named “tissot_sprout”, with the “sprout” modifier alluding to Android One.
There’s also significant data pointing to Android One on the device, including A/B partitions, the lack of any MIUI system applications, and a special Android One permission file in the /system partition. It’s unknown if this device will be based on the Mi 6X but the firmware indicates that it will be powered by the Snapdragon 660—just like the Mi 6X—and also share the 6X’s front camera sensor.
The other device is codenamed “daisy_sprout”. It is powered by the Snapdragon 625, which is indication that it may be a budget device. The Redmi S2 is an upcoming Xiaomi device that also features the Snapdragon 625, and there’s a chance “Daisy” is a rebranded Android One version of that device. That’s increasingly likely when you remember that, only last week, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced that the company had plans of launching Android One Redmi devices.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on this.