Published in Mobiles

Xiaomi Mi 6 could be delayed to May

by on16 March 2017

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC to blame

It appears that LG has chosen well to go with Snapdragon 821 SoC as the latest reports suggests that Xiaomi's next flagship, the Mi 6, will also be delayed to May due to Samsung's exclusive deal with Qualcomm on its initial supply of the Snapdragon 835 SoC.

While earlier reports suggested that the Xiaomi Mi 6 could be unveiled in April, the latest one suggests that the launch could be "postponed" to May, which is happening to most other smartphones that are going to be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 SoC.

In case you missed it, earlier reports suggest that Samsung got an exclusive deal with Qualcomm which will get the initial supply of Snapdragon 835 SoC for the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship, set to be announced at the Samsung Unpacked event on March 29th.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship has been rumored for quite a while, suggesting that there will actually be three different versions, which also indicate that a cheaper version of the phone, based on Mediatek's Helio X30, could still launch in April.

Earlier this month, Xiaomi also unveiled its first Pinecone S1 SoC, but it was obvious that this will not be used in flagship devices since it is a direct competitor to mainstream Snapdragon 625 as well as Mediatek's Helio P20 and Helio P10 SoCs.

The same rumors suggested that the cheaper version could end up with a FHD screen, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while Prime and Pro Edition, expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, could get a WQHD screen, 6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of storage.

The rest of the rumored specifications and features include a ceramic body with an ultra-narrow frame design, an 8-megapixel front camera with the IMX268 sensor and 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony's IMX386 sensor and more.

Rumors suggest that the price for the Xiaomi Mi 6 starts at around US $290, which should make it an interesting choice as well as big competition for some other well-known flagship smartphones.

IMG 9300Xiaomi's Mi 5s smartphone


Last modified on 16 March 2017
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Read more about: