Helium?! Must be very light........ *awkward silence after lame joke*
Sakishima Akise, 13 Jul 2017Ok so... MSM8952 is definitely Snapdragon 617, but the scores are much closer to a Snapdragon ... moreLooks 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: the model name, the processor ID and the processor description all point the same way, to a Xiaomi device codenamed helium running the SD652 which is an octa-core Arm Qualcomm SOC at 1.4GHz for the small cluster. Xiaomi has a device codenamed helium running the SD652, which is commercialy known as Mi Max. I just can't believe the tech media is still keeping this "fake news" for so long.
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 scores, so what the hell is happening here? Why would they want to fake their processor names?
No way a single A53 core can reach almost 1500 score
No way this is SD617
00:33, Feb-06-2017 | From Mi Max Prime
* Helium *
Model Name: Mi Max Prime (64/128Gb)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
CPU: Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53)
* Hydrogen *
Model Name: Mi Max
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
CPU: Hexa-core (4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A72)
this is xiaomi rivas & with this old chipset
the price must be 60$ us
Immortal Terminator, 12 Jul 2017Guys. This is Snapdragon 617 for surely.. look at the motherboard row on geekbench screenshot ... moreNo. Just google "xiaomi helium". You will see 2-3 "tech news sites" spitting this cr@p, then you'll see the TWRP for the device Xiaomi "helium", which is the Mi Max Pro (with an SD652). Or, you can see here: http://en.miui.com/thread-427306-1-1.html
There already is code name Helium Xiaomi phone: MiMax pro based on SD650/652 processor
Clock Speed don't match up but it looks like the SD 660 with the score or at least the SD630 but that would be too weak.
Guys. This is Snapdragon 617 for surely.. look at the motherboard row on geekbench screenshot image.. its MSM8952. Just google Qualcomm MSM8952 ;)
Mirkran, 12 Jul 2017SD653 scores, SD652 processor ID, SD617 part number... Geekbench got drunk? xDThis is a helium (SD652 Mi Max), probably under a custom ROM, using a kernel that allows overclock. Really, nothing to see here; and the tech media is embarrassing itself.
Steve Max, 12 Jul 2017ARM implementer 65 architecture 8 variant 0 part 3336 is the SD652. And helium is the codename... moreSD653 scores, SD652 processor ID, SD617 part number... Geekbench got drunk? xD
ARM implementer 65 architecture 8 variant 0 part 3336 is the SD652. And helium is the codename for the SD652 Mi Max (the SD650 variant is hydrogen, which sounds quite natural). Nothing new here.
Judging by the scores alone, it has a SD653, not a SD617. The power-saving cores in the SD653 tick at 1.40 GHz.
Another budget oriented phone then, something similar to the Redmi 4a, etc.
Those scores don't look like SD617. I have a SD615 device and it got single core of 600 and multi core not above 2500.