Earlier this month, Xiaomi unveiled its all-new Mi CC9 series of smartphone, which includes Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e. The newly launched Mi CC9e is the first smartphone to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor.
However, in the benchmark tests through AnTuTu, it had been revealed that the test score of Snapdragon 665 was lower than that of the Snapdragon 660. Qualcomm’s SD665 is supposed to be the successor of the SD660 SoC. While both the processor are about the same in terms of CPU, the new Andreno 610 is slower than the Adreno 512.
Now, Wang Teng, Product Director of Xiaomi has responded to the concerns that the AnTuTu benchmark score of the Mi CC9e powered by SD665 SoC has been increased. He has clarified why this happened.
He said that Mi CC9e is the first smartphone to be powered by SD665 SoC and going from the product to the final stage, it took around two to four months during which the performance of the chipset has been improved and optimized.
Earlier, when the reports about Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 showing better performance than SD660 overnight because of tweaks started surfacing online, the company asked them to provide proof for the claims. However, the users who were claiming this declined to provide any proof for their claims.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, aka SM6125, was announced in April this year. It is an 11nm chipset made up of eight Kryo 260 cores in a 4+4 arrangement clocked at 2.0GHz. These are the same cores in the 14nm Snapdragon 636 processor but they are now on a smaller node which means better power efficiency.
The processor also puts AI at the forefront thanks to the Adreno 610 AIE GPU. The on-board third-generation AI is to work with the new Hexagon 686 DSP and Qualcomm Spectra 165 ISP for better low-light photography, better portraits, and better ways to interact with your environment.
The onboard AI engine also provides better security with support for 3D Face Unlock. Qualcomm claims the new AI features are 2x faster than that of the Snapdragon 660. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0 LPE, USB 3.1, up to 16MP dual cameras and a 48MP single camera, 4K at 30fps, and slow-motion recording up to 120fps at 1080p. Maximum display support is 2520 x 1080 (FHD+) and it comes with Quick Charge 3.0.