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Details of the Xiaomi Mi 6C revealed

Design wasn't a let-down at least. (Source: Xiaomi Today)
Design wasn't a let-down at least. (Source: Xiaomi Today)
The Mi 5C was released earlier this year, with the lower specced variant of the Mi 5 featuring Xiaomi's own Surge S1 SoC. Information online points towards an Mi 6C being in the works. It is, of course, expected to be powered by the Surge S2.

Xiaomi has taken to releasing mid-range versions of their flagships, with the last-gen Mi 5 being offered at a lower price point—with less impressive specifications, of course—in the guise of the Mi 5C. The Mi 6 was released earlier in the year, and it looks like the Mi 6C is set to follow it soon, with information from Chinese platform Weibo throwing some light on what we should expect from the mid-ranger.

The Mi 5C was released in February this year, so there's a chance we may not be getting its successor for a few months at least. When we do get it, it's expected to be powered by Xiaomi's in-house Surge S2 SoC. The Mi 5C shipped with the Surge S1 when it was released, and that looks to be the standout feature of devices in that series. Novel as it may be, the S1 made for a rather underwhelming SoC, with users reporting cases of overheating and thermal throttling on a chipset that's supposed to compete with the Snapdragon 625. Issues with drivers also made camera performance less than optimal, and killed off chances of good software development for the device.

The leak claims that the Mi 6C will sport a 5.15-inch FHD 18:9 display, and dual rear cameras (12 MP + 5 MP). It's also said to come in two variants: One with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, and another with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The base model will supposedly come with a price tag in the region of US$260.

You'd do well to take all of this with a grain of salt.


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Ricci Rox, 2017-10-16 (Update: 2017-10-16)