Riding on the success of the already affordable Poco F1, Xiaomi might be eyeing an even cheaper offering by launching a ‘Lite’ version of it.
The Poco F1 Lite was listed in a Geekbench listing running a Snapdragon 660 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Slashleaks, a smartphone tipster recently shared a screenshot of the benchmark results on Twitter.
The Poco F1 Lite, running Android Pie 9, posted a Single-Core Score of 1,341 and Multi-Core Score of 4,830, which falls just short of Nokia 7’s scores on the same platform.
According to GizChina, another Xiaomi smartphone with codename ‘uranus’ was found on the Geekbench benchmark listing. GizChina reported that uranus might be the same device as the Poco F1 Lite as it is running the same configuration as the latter.
The scores put the two smartphones in the same league as the Redmi Note 7, which runs the same processor with a similar memory configuration.
The Redmi Note 7 starts at ₹9,999 for the base 3GB/32GB configuration. It was launched in India last month and went on sale last week, on 6 March.
There are also talks about the launch of Poco F2, the successor to the Poco F1. According to a Geekbench scorecard, the Poco F2 will be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset as the Poco F1. It has scored 2321 points in the single core benchmarking test and 7564 in the multi-core test on Geekbench.
Poco F2’s arch rival, the OnePlus 7, will likely run the latest top-end chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 855, which promises to offer marginal performance gains over the last generation Snapdragon 845 chipset.