Xiaomi’s flagship Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone due next year might soon be joined by another killer Xiaomi device, the Redmi 3 Android smartphone.

Xiaomi is slated to unveil its much awaited Xiaomi Mi5 on January 21. But a new Xiaomi device recently appeared on Geekbench. The benchmark tests indicate this smartphone might well be the upcoming Redmi 3, successor to the popular Redmi 2. Codenamed as Kenzo, the Redmi 3 sports 2 GB of RAM and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.

The rumoured Redmi 3 scored 1,420 on single-core and 3,420 on multi-core tests. The smartphone will be announced sometime next year, according to GforGames.

The report also mentions the device might be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset as revealed by its MSM8952 motherboard. The processor will be an octa-core Cortex-A53 clocked at up to 1.5 GHz.

The limited specs sheet doesn’t reveal much information about the device. It appears the smartphone will be positioned as a mid-range offering, however.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 offered two RAM configurations and was available with 1 GB and 2 GB of RAM with 8 GB and 16 GB native storage, respectively. The device was shipped with Android 4.4.4 KitKat along with the company`s own MIUI 6.0 on top.

The Xiaomi Mi5 is expected to feature a 5.2-inch QHD display screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels; a 16 MP primary camera with optical image stabilization; a Snapdragon 820 series quad-core processor; a massive 4 GB of RAM and a 3030 mAh battery. The device may also sport a touch-sensitive display and a physical Home Button with traditional fingerprint scanner.

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