Rumor: Xiaomi Mi 6 To Be Waterproof, No 3.5mm Headphone Jack

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The Xiaomi Mi 6 has been one of the most rumored / leaked smartphones in the last couple of weeks, and a new rumor just surfaced, claiming that the phone will not sport a 3.5mm headphone jack, but it might be waterproof, though. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is Xiaomi's upcoming smartphone, and if rumors are to be believed, it will be announced on April 11th or April 16th, we've heard it both ways. This phone was originally expected to arrive at MWC 2017, but Xiaomi confirmed long before the tradeshow that they won't be coming to Barcelona this year.

In any case, today's rumor comes from China, as per usual, and it doesn't exactly mention anything about the device, except the fact that it will not sport a 3.5mm headphone jack, and that it will probably be waterproof. Do keep in mind that this is not a random rumor, however, the source is an industry insider, which gives this rumor at least some legitimacy. Now, as you already know, a couple of smartphone manufacturers, unfortunately, decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, including LeEco, Apple and even HTC in their latest flagship, the HTC U Ultra. Many consumers are not happy with that, and Xiaomi hopefully won't do the same, though it remains to be seen what happens, of course. Xiaomi did not exactly sell as many devices as they hoped last year, and removing the headphone jack might be a bold move, but one has to wonder if it's the right move, and if it will affect the company's sales in 2017.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is rumored to arrive in two variants, next to the regular Xiaomi Mi 6 model, we're also expecting to see the Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus, which will be made out of ceramic, at least rumors are claiming it will. The Xiaomi Mi 6 will be fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core SoC, and you can expect to see 4GB or 6GB of RAM on the inside, depending on the model. A 5.2-inch display has been mentioned in various rumors, though the highest-end Mi 6 model might come with a QHD panel. Android Nougat will come pre-installed on the phone, and on top of it, you'll get Xiaomi's MIUI 8 OS. Chances are we'll see more rumors and leaks before Xiaomi introduces this smartphone, so stay tuned.

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