Xiaomi Mi 6 is getting launched as planned but like many other companies, the company couldn’t get enough Qualcomm Snapdragon chips because Samsung ordered them all.
The upcoming Mi 6 faced a critical scenario as Xiaomi originally planned to launch the phone in the month of March. However, being a flagship device it was also supposed to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The company has decided to avoid the delay and get the phone out in time so that buyers who are interested in going with a processor from 2016 can go for it.
Originally, Xiaomi planned to launch three different versions of their next flagship phone. One of them will be released as planned and will be powered by the 821 processor. It is by no means a slow processor and is one of the best system on a chip from 2016. A similar strategy has already been implemented for the LG G6 and Sony Xperia XZ 2017 models.
In order to avoid all these issues, Xiaomi tried their hand at making their own processor. The chip which was supposed to be for entry level models and possibly mid-range performance didn’t impress anyone. Benchmark results were pretty meager and the longterm usage scenario for the chipset when compared to Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs is faltering.
The scenario pushed Xiaomi Mi 6 to go back to their original chip supplier and go with the Snapdragon 821. While the first model will feature this, a future model will be launched months later which will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor. While Sony or LG may not follow this concept of launching the same phone with two different processors, Xiaomi can do it as they are known for launching phones one after the other throughout the year. Another model out of the three will be powered by Helio X30 chipsets.