The successor to the Redmi 2 may be quite an impressive device, as suggested by a recent GeekBench database listing.
The GeekBench listing for an unannounced Xiaomi “Kenzo” reveals the device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core chipset and pack 2GB of RAM. Yup, the very same chipset powering the recently announced HTC One A9. This may seem surprising but if the Redmi 3 will indeed be powered by the Snapdragon 617 SoC, it could be a huge selling point for the device.
On the software front, the device is reported to be running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but we expect Xiaomi to ship the smartphone with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box when it launches. No other details are currently available and we can’t even be sure if the “kenzo” will indeed be the Redmi 3.