Xiaomi Mi 6 to Sport an Under-clocked Snapdragon 835 thanks to Samsung
Xiaomi is hard at work in prepping it’s next Android flagship to be launched around MWC. The Xiaomi Mi 6 much like the Mi 5 will feature an under clocked chipset. Samsung is partially responsible for the lack of 835 chipsets for manufacturers. Samsung has placed a big order for the first lot of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipsets making it difficult for companies to keep up. The Snapdragon 835 will not be available to LG and HTC according to a new reports. LG will use the dated Snapdragon 821 and while HTC will delay the launch of the next HTC flagship in order to get sufficient supply of the 835 chipset.
Xiaomi’s Mi 5 also had a similar fate when the company decided to use an under-clocked Snapdragon 820 chipset which in no way affected the sales of the phone and allowed the company to reduce prices considerably. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to be launch soon with reports of a Feb 6th launch, the Mi 6 may launch with a dual edge display much like Samsung flagship phones.
This may also be the first time Xiaomi launches a Mi flagship series phone with resolution of 2560 x 1440px. The Mi 6 is also expected to show up in storage capacities of upto 256 GB. Earlier leaks claim that the Mi 6 will launch in three different variants powered by either the Helio X30 chipset and Snapdragon 835 respectively. The Helio X30 variant is to be priced at RMB 1,999 ( Rs 19,600) and the variant with the top of the line Snapdragon 835 is expected at RMB 2,499 ( Rs 24,500). this one will also feature 4GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage.