Xiaomi Mi 6, the company's upcoming flagship smartphone of 2017, was recently rumoured to come in three variants and launch at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. While Xiaomi has now confirmed that it will not make an appearance at MWC, a new leak has revealed key features of the Mi 6 smartphone, most significantly that the top variant of the device will have a ceramic body, just like the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi MIX launched last year.
China's MyDrivers reports that the most expensive Xiaomi Mi 6 variant will sport a dual-edged curved screen, with 6GB of RAM, and a ceramic body. The other two flat-screen variants will come with 4GB of RAM.
As previously reported, the Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphone is said to have three variants - one which will sport a MediaTek Helio X30 processor, while the other two will sport Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. The most premium variant will sport the latest Snapdragon 835 processor and a dual-edged curved screen.
As for optics, all the variants of the Xiaomi flagship are expected to sport a 12-megaixel rear camera with Sony's IMX362 sensor. The Xiaomi Mi 6 will pack a 3000mAh battery, and run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat (with the MIUI 9 skin on top). The report states that the Mi 6 smartphone will be offered in 128GB and 256GB storage capacity options, however lower storage options should also be made available.
While the Xiaomi Mi 6 was pegged to launch around MWC 2017, Samsung has reportedly been promised the first supply of the latest Snapdragon 835 chipsets, followed by LG for the LG G6. Thus, the release of the Xiaomi MI 6 is now expected to be soon after the launch of the Galaxy S8 and the LG G6 - most probably sometime in March or April.
As for Xiaomi Mi 6 price, the variant with MediaTek processor will be priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,800), while the other variant with the Snapdragon 835 SoC will be priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 24,800). The third Mi 6 variant with the dual-edged curved display and the latest Snapdragon processor will be priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 29,800). Previous reports also claim that the curved screen variant is tipped to be called the Mi 6 Pro.