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Xiaomi Mi 6 will get a Snapdragon 835 variant

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to sport a QHD OLED display with dual curved edges, 6GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and dual rear camera setup. (Source: NDTV)
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to sport a QHD OLED display with dual curved edges, 6GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and dual rear camera setup. (Source: NDTV)
Xiaomi's Mi 6 is releasing with a Snapdragon 821, though sources say Xiaomi could swap this processor out for the high-end Snapdragon 835 when the latter processors are easier to come by in May.

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Last we heard, Xiaomi was launching their Mi 6 flagship on April 16, but new evidence suggests this is no longer case. The primary reason behind this is that there are several smartphone makers clamoring for the Snapdragon 835 SoC and not enough units to go around.

As we’ve known for some months, Samsung has made a deal with Qualcomm to ensure that its Galaxy S8 smartphones would get to be first in line for the Snapdragon 835, effectively preventing other manufacturers from including the processor in any of their phones until availability improves in May. Samsung is expected to launch the phone on March 29, but it will likely only become available on April 21.

Xiaomi’s solution to this issue is to release a version of the Mi 6 with a Snapdragon 821 processor first to buy them time until the Snapdragon 835 is available. This is similar to what LG did to address the issue with the launch of the G6, settling for the Snapdragon 821 instead. If these rumors are true, this would mean Xiaomi would have three version’s of the Mi 6: one with a MediaTek processor, one with the Snapdragon 821 and a possible Snapdragon 835 variant.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-03-18 (Update: 2017-03-18)
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.