A Xiaomi phone with the model name Helium showed up on Geekbench. It posted mediocre scores, but given that it's powered by the mid-range Snapdragon 617 chipset you can't really expect much better.
The chipset has its octa-core CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz, while the reported RAM is 3 GB.
The listing also reveals the phone will come with Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Since it is a Xiaomi, you can bet it has the MIUI on top of that.
The Helium is likely just a model name rather than what the device will use when it launches.
Helium?! Must be very light........ *awkward silence after lame joke*
Looks more like a mistake of a kernel developer. This should be a helium (SD652 Mi Max), which is already in the market, running a custom kernel that is broadcasting the wrong board name. There is really nothing new here, absolutely nothing to see: t...
Ok so... MSM8952 is definitely Snapdragon 617, but the scores are much closer to a Snapdragon 652, so did Xiaomi faked the part number or something? Edit: So it turns out that a bunch of Chinese phones with MSM8952 board also reached sub-5000 sc...