Rumor: Xiaomi Mi 6 To Sport A Flat 5.2-Inch Display, SD835

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The Xiaomi Mi 6 will sport a 5.2-inch flat display, at least according to a new rumor. This information comes from Weibo (Chinese social network), from Mocha Socialist Workers, and it also adds that we’re looking at a fullHD (1920 x 1080) LCD display here, which means we won’t get an OLED panel on the Mi 6 as some rumors have been suggesting. Now, rumors have been reporting that the Mi 6 will sport a curved AMOLED display, just like the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, but according to the source, that will not happen. Xiaomi may be planning to release a flat variant of the Xiaomi Mi 6 only after all, though truth be told, the source did mention only the ‘Mi 6’, not the ‘Mi 6 Pro’ or ‘Mi 6 Plus’, so there’s still a chance that other Mi 6 variants might ship with a curved display or something of the sort, but truth be told, based on the Weibo post, it seems like the source was referring to the Mi 6 in general.

In addition to the display info, the source also says that the Mi 6 will be fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor by Qualcomm, and not the Pinecone SoC, or any other SoC that had been mentioned in recent reports. The Xiaomi Mi 5c which was rumored recently might ship with Xiaomi’s very own Pinecone processor, but it seems like the Mi 6 will not do the same, which was to be expected considering Xiaomi is aiming to make this a really powerful device, and the company’s Pinecone SoC will not be able to compete with the Snapdragon 835, which is completely understandable considering that this will be the company’s first-gen SoC. Do keep in mind that a 10nm Pinecone V970 64-bit octa-core SoC had been mentioned in rumors recently, though it remains to be seen if that chip will become a reality. If the info is true, that might be a really capable processor, but still not powerful enough to fuel the company’s flagship smartphone.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to sport a 5.2-inch display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and it will also ship in several storage variants, at least according to rumors. Android Nougat will come pre-installed on the Xiaomi Mi 6, and on top of it, you’ll get Xiaomi’s custom UI, MIUI 8, as MIUI 9 will not become available until H2 this year. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to launch in the near future, though Xiaomi will not announce this smartphone at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, that much we know for certain.


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