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Upcoming Xiaomi Ferrari smartphone shows up in benchmark result

A currently unannounced Xiaomi "Ferrari" smartphone surfaced online today in a leaked benchmark result. The main highlights of the Xiaomi Ferrari include an octa-core CPU and a 4.9-inch FHD display.

An upcoming smartphone from Xiaomi was spotted in a leaked GFXBench result. Codenamed Ferrari, the handset seems to be an upper mid-range smartphone based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

According to the leaked benchmark result, the Xiaomi Ferrari will draw its processing power from a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, a mobile SoC that integrates a 1.65GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU and an Adreno 405 GPU. The display is listed as measuring 4.9 inches across the diagonal and it apparently runs a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels (Full HD). Other specs listed in the benchmark are 2GB of RAM, 12GB of free storage space (probably out of a total of 16GB), a 12MP primary camera, and a 4.8MP front-facing shooter. GFXBench doesn't mention LTE support, but the Snapdragon 615 is an LTE-ready chip, and we see no reason why Xiaomi would limit the connectivity of its upcoming smartphone.

The benchmark also lists Android 5.0.2 Lollipop as the operating system, but Xiaomi will surely overlay its own MIUI implementation on top. If Xiaomi follows its usual business model, then the Ferrari will be aggressively priced compared to other handsets with similar hardware specifications.

At the moment, it's unclear if the Ferrari is an improvement over an existing Xiaomi smartphone, or if the Chinese manufacturer will launch the Ferrari as part of a new smartphone series.

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Mihai Andrici, 2015-03-24 (Update: 2015-03-24)