If 2016 is anything to go by, the Xiaomi Mi 6 should be launched in two weeks’ time at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.
Last year’s Xiaomi Mi 5 was launched at the MWC 2016 at the same venue and so should this year’s model. Given that this event is just two weeks away, starting from February 27, leaks of the Xiaomi Mi 6 have started showing up. A few weeks ago, reports popped up claiming that the Mi 6 will ship with an OLED display screen that adopts the design of the Galaxy S7 Edge. While this is was interesting, it appears that it won’t materialize with the upcoming flagship.
Instead, the Mi 6 is expected to ship with a TFT LCD display screen with a Full HD resolution. As for the screen size, the new report, which comes from China’s microblogging website Weibo, claims that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will have a 5.2-inch screen, which is slightly bigger than the usual 5.15 that was used on the Mi 5 and Mi 5S. As for the processor, there is a match in the latest report compared to what we already knew about the phone. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC is expected to succeed last year’s Snapdragon 820/821, but there was also talk of a variant powered by an in-house Pinecone V970 chipset, something that the latest report quashes away. Instead, this Pinecone processor could appear on the Mi 6S or maybe Mi Note 3.
Whether Xiaomi Mi 6 will show up at the MWC 2017 show in a couple of weeks is still a mystery. But given that previous reports had also indicated that Samsung Galaxy S8 will get the first priority as far as the Snapdragon 835 is concerned, there is a huge doubt the phone will show up. Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Tab S3 at this same event, but the Galaxy S8 will be launched at a separate event in New York on March 29, with the release to follow a couple of weeks later.