Rumor: Xiaomi Mi 6 To Land In Two Variants With Android 7.0

A new Xiaomi Mi 6 rumor has just surfaced in China, seemingly sharing more info about the company’s upcoming flagship. According to this rumor, Xiaomi will introduce two variants of the Xiaomi Mi 6, which is a somewhat different info that what other sources have been reporting. In any case, if this rumor is to be believed, the company will introduce a base model of the device which will ship with a fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, while a premium variant will sport a QHD (2560 x 1440) panel. The higher-end model will offer support for Google’s Daydream VR platform, and both devices will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 OS on top of it.

The source did not mention what SoC will the Xiaomi Mi 6 ship with, though most rumors have been reporting that it will arrive with the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor. As you probably already know by now, Samsung is reportedly planning to grab the whole first batch of Qualcomm’s flagship SoCs, which means other manufacturers will either have to wait when it comes to releasing their flagships, or will have to opt for a different SoC, like last year’s Snapdragon 821, for example. That might actually happen to Xiaomi as well, depending on when the company plans to announce the device. Xiaomi will not make an appearance at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which means that the phone won’t launch before the end of this month, but it could arrive in March or April, though nothing has been confirmed just yet.

That being said, previous rumors have been suggesting that the company will announce three variants of the Xiaomi Mi 6, and that the most affordable one will ship with MediaTek’s Helio X30 64-bit deca-core processor, while the most powerful one will pack in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC. A ton of Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors surfaced in the last couple of weeks and it’s really difficult to judge which rumors are legitimate, and which are not, so we’ll just have to wait for the company to release some official info, though we’ll probably see quite a few more rumors / leaks before that happens.

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