Xiaomi Mi 6, which is known as the first Chinese smartphone to come powered with Qualcomm s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, is now being rumored to be unveiled on the Valentine s Day, which is February 14. This report comes in after a poster with a Mi logo on it surfaced on Weibo. The leaked poster shows of a big and bold number 6 drawn right in the middle of it, with the date February 14, 2017, written at the bottom of it. However, do note that this poster does not come from the official Xiaomi page, so it will only be wise to take this piece of information with a pinch of salt. Also Read - Top smartphones under Rs 10,000: Samsung Galaxy M04, Poco M4 Pro and moreAlso Read - Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 in India: Check price, specs, availability
The Mi 6 has been in news for a while now, with the last leak about it being the smartphone coming in three processor variants. The same leakster @KJuma who revealed this poster, had also revealed that the Mi 6 will be launched in three variants dubbed Xiaomi Mi 6S, Mi 6E, and Mi 6P, based on the type of processors they house.
While the Mi 6 label will be consistent across the variants, the following alphabet will stand for the type of chipset powering the device. The Mi 6S will thus be the one powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon SoC while the Mi 6E will stand for MediaTek s Helio SoC. But the E moniker could also mean an Exynos chipset. Lastly, the Mi 6P is speculated to stand for Xiaomi s own Pinecone SoC. So far, there have been only rumors about Xiaomi working on its own chipset similar to Huawei, which makes the Kirin SoC. However, with the purported release of the Mi 5 successor in the coming year, we might eventually see the debut of Xiaomi-made processor. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6 rumored to be launched in three chipset variants
Uptil now, the leaks have hinted at Xiaomi Mi 6 coming with a 2.5D curved display, a physical home button that is likely to double up as a fingerprint sensor, and a dual tone design with a metal back. The Mi 6 is also expected to come with Quick Charge 4.0, which is claimed to be capable of offering up to five hours of usage or more with just five minutes of charging.
In terms of software, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to run Android 7.0 Nougat or Android 7.1 Nougat update with MIUI 9 OS layered above. It is further speculated that the smartphone will boast up to 6GB of RAM. It may also feature support for USB Type-C. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6, OPPO Find 9 rumored to feature Snapdragon 835 processor, expected to launch in 2017
A little is also known about the smartphone s camera setup, which is expected to be a 16-megapixel rear shooter with 4K video recording capabilities and dual-tone LED flash, along with a 4-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. The smartphone may be fuelled by a 3,000mAh.