A mysterious device identified only as Xiaomi markw has been spotted on benchmark site, Geekbench. Geekbench has amassed a renowned reputation and popularity in helping us verify that most of the hardware on Android devices works as it should.
One good thing about Geekbench is that they put all scores up publicly which makes it the go-to guy when searching for specs of upcoming devices. However, details revealed on Geekbench are usually scanty, omitting key details like device size, battery power, presence or lack of microSD, number of SIM slots and others.
Even at that Geekbench helps us know what to expect, and now we know a new Android device is coming in from Xiaomi with the name Xiaomi markw. It is not known as of this moment if that is the name the device will sport on launch day or just a codename.
What we know, though, from the Geekbench listing is that the device promises to be a solid mid-ranger sporting Snapdragon 625 processor which could imply that the device will support Tango and Daydream VR headgears. The Snapdragon 625 SoC is far from being the best, but it’s still a beast.
The Geekbench listing showed that the Snapdragon 625 SoC on the markw clocked at 2.02 GHz, sporting 8 cores. The SoC also manages to pull down a respectable single core score of 923, with its multi-core score skyrocketing to a cool 4,537, which indicates a great teamwork from processor cores which is only half as powerful as those found in the Snapdragon 820. The memory performance averages around 3 gigabytes per second in tests, meaning this device will have very fast response time when multitasking or opening new apps.
Backing the Snapdragon 625 processor is a 3GB RAM but the size of the on-board memory is not revealed.
Other details revealed on the listing include that the device will boot Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and an Adreno 510 GPU. The Adreno 510 superstar GPU on board the device levels the playing field, making this mystery mid-ranger nearly as good for hardcore gaming outside of emulators as its flagship counterparts.
For now, the results listed on Geekbench are all there is to the mystery Xiaomi markw. Perhaps as time goes on more leaks surrounding the markw will surface. [source]