Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is all set to go official in India on April 24. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has been teasing it on social media and has, in fact, reveal titbit like 32MP selfie camera well ahead in advance. With merely 24 hours to launch, the Redmi Y3 has been spotted on benchmark site Geekbench revealing some of its innards.
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As per the Geekbech listing, The Xiaomi Redmi Y3 features an msm6953 SoC which is more popular by the name of Snapdragon 625. Since Xiaomi often makes jokes about its love for the Snapdragon 625 at launch events, so is it their a real possibility?
Well, it is very unlikely, especially after a tweet from Manu Kumar Jain, VP Xiaomi Global condemning the use of year old chips. In his tweet, Mr. Jain questioned another brand for using a year old chipset.
Recently a brand has started talking about Qualcomm SD 710.
Here’s the thruth: it’s a one year old processor! We launched a phone with SD 710 (globally) in Q2 2018.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) April 15, 2019
Well hasn’t yet updated its database for the new chip and wrongly identifies the Snapdragon 632 as the msm8953. If you recall, Geekbench also mistakenly identified Moto G7 Play’s Snapdragon 632 as Snapdragon 625.
The Redmi Y3 scored 1236 in single core test and 4213 on the multi-core test. These results are similar to the Redmi 7 which is also powered by Snapdragon 632 (which Geekbench also detects as Snapdragon 625).
Other things that we know about the Redmi Y3 is that it will feature a 4,000mAh battery, a splashproof coating, dual rear cameras, and 3GB RAM. Xioami will make it available in black, blue, and pink. In China, Redmi Y3 is expected to launch as the Redmi S3.
Update: Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is now offical and as we reported it features a Snapdragon 632SoC. Here are the Redmi Y2 Antutu and Geekbench benchmark score which you might be interested in finding out.