Rumour | Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 appears on Geekbench with a MediaTek Helio P65 and 6 GB of RAM
Joining the Redmi Note 9 Pro this week, the Redmi Note 9 will likely feature many of the traits of its Pro sibling. A Snapdragon chipset may not be one of them though, according to Geekbench. Brought to our attention by @xiaomishka, the alleged Redmi Note 9 goes by the codename "Merlin".
Benchmarked three times today, the device has 6 GB of RAM. All three listings state the processor as an "ARM MT6769V/CZ", an unannounced MediaTek chipset. MySmartPrice speculates that this could be a modified Helio P90, but its identifier suggests otherwise. Listed as the "ARM implementer 65 architecture 8 variant 3 part 3338 revision 1", this is the same identifier found in the Helio P65-powered Vivo S1. Similarly, it is the same identifier as the SM-A415F, the codename for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A41.
However, the Vivo S1 and Galaxy A41 both report as having an "ARM MT6768V/CA" processor. Hence, it is unlikely that a regular Helio P65 is powering the Redmi Note 9 "Merlin", either. Regardless, we expect the Redmi Note 9 to feature a custom or unannounced MediaTek chipset of some sort. Xiaomi will launch the Redmi Note 9 series on March 12.