• Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi Mi 6 (Photo : Twitter / AndroidHeadlines)

Rumors have it that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will be the first Snapdragon 835 powered Chinese smartphone to release in the market.

The upcoming flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and HTC 11 are all pegged to come loaded with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. In the recent past, there have been rumors that Asus will be unleashing a Snapdragon 835 chipset smartphone at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017.

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When it comes to Chinese brands, none of the major Chinese smartphone companies are expected to launch a SD 835 smartphone soon. However, an industry insider from China has revealed that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will be the first Chinese smartphone to come powered with SD 835 SoC, Gizmo China reported.

Samsung is the manufacturing partner for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC. Well-known Chinese leakster has said that the production of the next generation is slow and this has prompted many of the smartphone companies to push the release of their flagship phones to a later date.

Samsung is rumored to have pushed the Galaxy S8 release date to April. However, the leakster has claimed that Xiaomi is facing no problem in receiving the stock of the SD 835. Hence, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is slated for an announcement at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017 event.

The rumor mill has not revealed many details on the specifications of Xiaomi Mi 6. Leaked photos of an unknown Xiaomi device that is dubbed as Mi 6 hints that the smartphone would be looking like a smaller edition of Xiaomi Mi Note 2.

Even though leaked photos do not show dual-lens rear camera and dual-edge curved display, early Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors have hinted that these features would be arriving on the flagship.

Xiaomi had launched the Mi Mix concept smartphone in December in black color. Since it has teased that it will be launching a product at CES 2017, speculations are rife that the Xiaomi Mi Mix will be unveiled to the world in white color. The Mi Mix is also rumored to be the first smartphone to come loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat enabled MIUI, GSM Arena reported.

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