Xiaomi to launch Mi 6 in two Snapdragon SoC and MediaTek SoC variants

We've already heard that Xiaomi could be planning on bringing its new flagship smartphone, the Mi 6, in three different SoC variants. A new report suggests something similar but now gives more details on the upcoming device.

According to a source, one of the variants of the Mi 6 will include a Helio X30 chipset which would cost RMB 1,999 (Rs 20,000 approx), the second variant will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with a price tag of RMB 2,499 (Rs 25,000 approx.). There will also be a high-end version of the Snapdragon variant which will include 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. This variant could be priced at RMB 2,999 (Rs 30,000 approx).

The smartphone is exptected to feature a dual-tone design with a metal back and will feature a physical home button with a fingerprint sensor just like the its predecessor. The Snapdragon variants will be called the Xiaomi Mi 6 and the Xiaomi Mi 6 Pro, with the former sporting an LCD display and the latter will have a curved OLED display like Mi Note 2. The MediaTek variant, which will be an affordable offering, could be called the Mi 6P or the Mi 6E.

A similar report pointing to the three variants was cited last month. However, the three variants were said to carry the names Mi 6S, Mi 6E and Mi 6P. The different alphabet with the Mi 6 moniker representing the chipset. The letter ‘S’ for Snapdragon, the letter ‘E’ for MediaTek’s Helio SoC, and the letter ‘P’ to represent Xiaomi’s own, rumored Pinecone SoC.

Published Date: Jan 17, 2017 04:07 pm | Updated Date: Jan 17, 2017 04:07 pm