Seems like Xiaomi will follow Samsung and skip this year’s Mobile World Congress which is all set to take place next month in Barcelona, Spain. As per the latest report from TechCrunch, the Chinese handset manufacturer will not attend the annual tech show as a result of which we will now have to wait even longer for the upcoming Mi 6. If previous rumours were to be taken into consideration, Xiaomi was expected to launch its next flagship, the Mi 6 at MWC 2017. The company unveiled the Mi 5 last year at the tech show which was the first time Xiaomi embarked its presence on the other side (west) of the globe.Similarly, Samsung is also expected to skip the MWC and not launch its upcoming flagship,Galaxy S8, in the tech show.
The news has come just after the ex-Global head, Hugo Barra, recently announced that he will be leaving the company to go back to Silicone Valley. Further, Barra has now also confirmed that he will join Facebook as VP of Virtual Reality (VR) which has further spiced up the whole episode.
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 (approx. Rs 19,757). The second variant will run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which was recently showcased at CES 2017, 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 (approx. Rs 29,667).
The Snapdragon 835 variant of the Mi 6 is further rumoured to come in two variants – a 6GB RAM with 256GB internal storage variant, and 4GB RAM with 128GB internal storage variant. 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 report also says that 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.