At present every smartphone brand is manufacturing their phones powered by Snapdragon processors. Now, Xiaomi‘s upcoming new Redmi phone will be powered by MediaTek processors. A new Xiaomi smartphone codenamed Cereus powered by an MT6765 SoC has been seen on Geekbench.
According to Geekbench listing, the phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and has 3GB of RAM and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6765 processor clocked at 2.0GHz. The rumor suggests that it may be the Redmi 5X as a successor of Redmi 5X. Because the Redmi 4X was released in May 2017, and the Cereus showing up just a month to the 1st year anniversary of the Redmi 4X.
On the other hand, a Vivo phone codenamed Vivo PD1803, also benchmarked last month with the same chipset having 4GB of RAM. The Vivo PD1803 scores are a bit higher than the Xiaomi Cereus. This may be due to the higher clock speed on the test device although Cereus has 3GB RAM, and the Vivo new phone having 4GB RAM.
According to MTKSJ, the new MediaTek chipset is built on a 12nm technology like the Helio P60 which has better efficiency and performance than the 14nm Snapdragon 450. A Geekbench test for the SoC shows that the chipset reaches up to 2.3GHz in clock speed.