Xiaomi Mi 6C set for December launch
Xiaomi is set to release the successor to its Mi 5C before the end of the year, according to word on the grapevine. The Mi 5C was released in February this year, so a December launch for its successor would be a tad early but nothing exceptional.
The 5C had a number of issues that made it a commercially lukewarm offering by Xiaomi, with the company's in-house Surge S1 SoC being a major reason for that. The Surge S1 was built on a 28nm manufacturing process and as such, found it hard to compete with same-gen SoCs in the efficiency department.
Considering the fact that the 5C was supposed to be a cheaper alternative to the Mi 5, we expect the 6C to share a lot of similarities with the Mi 6—dual rear cameras, for example. There's also word that the 6C will feature a 5.65-inch FHD+ full-screen display and a glass-metal body. It's expected to be powered by the Surge S2, which is speculated to be a 10nm chipset. That sounds a bit unbelievable, and we expect it to be built on a 14nm node.
The Mi 6C is expected to come with a price tag in the region of US$400, which also doesn't sound reasonable, as the Mi 6 currently goes for about US$440.