If the latest round of leaks is to be believed, Xioami’s upcoming Mi 6 smartphone will be featuring the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, but with a clocked down version of the latest chipset. A Xiaomi spokesperson has recently confirmed that the company will be skipping the Mobile World Congress MWC 2017 event this year. So, now the Xiaomi might launch the Mi 6 in mid-March as expected earlier for which Mi 6 smartphone might enter trial production this month in February.
Xioami Mi 6 is not the company’s first smartphone with a clocked down chipset. Earlier Xiaomi had also launched a clocked down 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820 processor for Mi 5 as well. Other than Xiaomi Mi 6, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. The LG G6 was also expected to come with Snapdragon 835 SoC but latest reports claimed that LG G6 will not house Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. The main reason behind this is said to be the unavailability of Snapdragon 835 SoC before April. LG G6 is now rrumouredto powered by an older Snapdragon 821 SoC instead.
A recent report revealed that Xiaomi Mi 6 will arrive in three different variants with different chipsets. The first variant will be equipped with Helio X30 SoC and will carry a price tag of about 1,999 Yuan which is approximately Rs 19,757. The second variant will run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, and is expected to be priced at 2,499 Yuan (approx. Rs 24,718). The third variant will also come with the same Qualcomm’s chipset but will have a dual-edge curved display similar to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and will be priced at 2,999 Yuan which is approximately Rs 29,667.
The Snapdragon 835 variant of the Mi 6 is rumoured to arrive in two variants – 6GB RAM with 256GB internal storage, and 4GB RAM with 128GB internal storage. Both the variants are said to feature OLED panels with 2K resolution. The other variant of Mi 6 which is said to use the MediaTek Helio X30 processor is rumoured to come only in one option which includes 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The Mi 6 might feature an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner just like the Mi 5S, will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and will boast a 12MP Sony sensor at its rear. The device is also expected to come in two variants based on the display, a flat screen display and a curved screen display.