Xiaomi Leo Appears in Benchmarks, Could Be the Mi3S

Xiaomi released the Mi3 last fall, so it's just about time for their next flagship to make an appearance. We may have seen it in AnTuTu benchmarks last month under the name "Leo". The specs on the Xiaomi Leo match previous rumors we've heard about the Mi3S. In the benchmark tests, we see a device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.5GHz with an Adreno 330 GPU. It has a 5-inch display with a 1080p resolution, an 8-megapixel front camera and a 13-megapixel rear camera. The Leo also has 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The benchmarks don't show whether or not the Leo has LTE connectivity. The Leo scored 31,432 points in benchmark testing. That's a bit less than what the OnePlus One scores, although the specs for the devices are almost identical. Whether or not it's the Mi3S, the Leo looks like a great device.

According to leaked images, the Mi3S will have rounded corners and be running on a Snapdragon 801 SoC. It's going to have Android 4.4.2 out of the box with MIUI on top. 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5-inch 1080p display, and a 13-megapixel rear camera round out the rumors about the Mi3S. All of that matches the Xiaomi Leo that we're seeing on AnTuTu.

The Mi3 was announced on September 5th of 2013 and released a month later. The Mi3 has two different chipsets. Which one you get will depend on where in the world you are. There is a Tegra 4 variant for China Mobile that has TS-CDMA connectivity, and a Snapdragon 800 version that runs on China's WCDMA and GSM networks. The Snapdragon 800 variant was delayed when the devices were first launched.

The Xiaomi Mi3 has a 5-inch 1080p Full HD display, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. The smartphone is only available in China, unfortunately. The Xiaomi Mi3 Tegra 4 model is available for RMB 1,999 (about $326) for the 16 GB model and RMB 2,499 (about $408) for the 64GB version. The Leo/Mi3S will likely be available only in China, too.

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