A brand new Xiaomi device has made an appearance on Geekbench, with a chuckle worthy codename. The so named Xiaomi Uranus is an upcoming mid-range device from the company, and it seems follow the typical Xiaomi formula for one. Let’s take a closer look.
We’ve got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC powering the device at a clock speed of 1.61 GHz. There’s 4GB of RAM on board, and it’ll come with Android 9 Pie out of the box. The Xiaomi Uranus scores a 1329 in the single core test and 4821 points in the multi-core test.
Now here’s something a bit odd about this listing. Historically, Xiaomi has used the names of constellations for its Mi series smartphones. The latest phones were all named after constellations, namely ‘Grus’, ‘Cepheus’, ‘Equuleus’, ‘Ursa major’ and ‘Sirius’.
Now with the Xiaomi Uranus however, we’ve got a planet as a codename instead. This could hint at a new line of devices for the company, or it could simply be a change in naming conventions. Whatever it is, we’re eager to see where Xiaomi goes with this.