Xiaomi Mi 6 is set to be launched 2-3 months earlier than Samsung Galaxy S8, a new report with sources close to the company has said.
According to a recent rumor, Samsung Galaxy S8 should be launched in late March or early April, with the official release set for April 18. However, this is not the final word from Samsung, so don’t be surprised if any changes arise.
As per the incoming reports, by the time Samsung Galaxy S8 is here, Xiaomi Mi 6 will have lived for at least two months. This should mean we could see the Xiaomi Mi 5 successor at the upcoming MWC 2017 event, just like it happened with last year’s flagship. In fact, Xiaomi Mi 5 was the only smartphone that went directly on sale after being launched at the MWC 2016 event alongside the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and LG G5.
If this indeed materializes at the February 27th event and Samsung Galaxy S8 is released on April 18, there could be a gap of the said 2-3 months before the device hits certain markets.
Recent reports have claimed that Xiaomi Mi 6 will come in with two variants – a curved dual-edge model and a flat screen variant. Apparently, these two will be priced at about $360 for the flat screen model and $430 for the edge variant. There is no word on the display sizes in question, but it is possible the company could take the Xiaomi Mi 5S and 5S Plus direction by coming in with 5.15-inch and 5.7-inch screen sizes for the two Xiaomi Mi 6 handsets.
The phone will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 processor alongside 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Apparently, there will be a dual-lens 20MP snapper on the back and Android Nougat out of the box, but these specs remain a dream as the company hasn’t mentioned a thing about the rumored Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship.