An “iQOO 7” pops up to rival the Xiaomi Mi 11 on Geekbench

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A possible iQOO 7 teaser. (Source: Weibo)
A possible iQOO 7 teaser. (Source: Weibo)

iQOO is slated to launch a Snapdragon 888-powered flagship called the 7 shortly. A new Geekbench 5 lsiting may confirm this. These preliminary scores may show it is capable of matching up to Xiaomi’s new phone based on the same platform in terms of specs and performance.

The latest iQOO 7 leak had it reportedly debuting on AnTuTu, knocking the Huawei Mate 40 Pro off its perch at the top of this benchmark’s current rankings in the process. However, its subsequent trip to Geekbench suggests it found the Xiaomi Mi 11 a slightly harder nut to crack.

This new phone is thought to share the Snapdragon 888 processor with the supposedly upcoming early-2021 iQOO flagship. This putative 7 is also now thought to have joined the freshly-launched Mi 10 successor on Geekbench, as a device with the model number associated with its AnTuTu-shredding leak (vivo V2049A) has now posted a couple of pages on this benchmarking site as well.

One of these has posted single- and multi-core scores of 1125 and 3637 respectively, which hovers just below the Mi 11’s current record. Another, however, has scores that are more or less equal to that of the Xiaomi phone’s perfornance to date (1139/3746).

The “V2049A” is also shown to have 12GB of RAM and to run on Android 11 powered by Qualcomm’s lahaina platform: exactly the same as the Mi 11 on Geekbench. Therefore, it seems the iQOO 7 is indeed coming to give the existing 888 vehicle a headache on its January 11, 2021 debut.

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The “iQOO 7” has appeared twice on Geekbench 5 to date. (Source: Geekbench)

Deirdre O’Donnell, 2020-12-31 (Update: 2020-12-31)

Deirdre O'Donnell

I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general.
This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.

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