Xiaomi Mi 6 to launch with Snapdragon 821 first, Snapdragon 835 later

Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi’s elusive Mi 6 has gotten leaked once again, this time revealing yet another launch date and some new specs. The phone has apparently gotten delayed, this time from an April 2017 unveiling to a May 2017 one.

The main reason behind Xiaomi’s holdup is supposedly the lack of Snapdragon 835 processors. Samsung’s reportedly hogged the first batch of units for the Galaxy S8, leading to manufacturers like LG stuffing its flagship G6 with the Snapdragon 821 SoC.

Xiaomi might just be adopting a similar approach. The brand may utilize the Snapdragon 821 chipset for the standard or lower-end Mi 6 and reserve the Snapdragon 835 CPU for the premium models. This could translate to the former being available at first followed by the latter after a few months.

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Xiaomi itself has said very little about the handset, so these rumors should be taken with a pinch of salt. Previous reports have claimed that the company is going to launch 3 different versions of the smartphone. The above mentioned entry-level Snapdragon 821 model might be supplied with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, and dual rear cameras.

The second-tier Mi 6 could step this list up with a QHD OLED screen, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of ROM. Finally, the ultimate iteration may be the recipient of a QHD dual-curved panel, ceramic body, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and 256GB of ROM.

Going by the latest batch of speculation, the launch and eventual release of the Mi 6 is still a couple of months away. We’ll let you know as and when more information emerges out of the woodwork.