A new report claims that Xiaomi will launch its upcoming flagship Xiaomi Mi 6 next month. The company reportedly has the launch scheduled for April 16. Notably, Xiaomi did nothing at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. There was a was a report earlier that Xiaomi will introduce the Mi 6 in February.
Xiaomi introduced a couple of flagship handsets Mi 5s and Mi 5s exclusively for China last year. With the Mi 6, however, Xiaomi will likely expand its reach to other regions as well. It might have multiple variants — Xiaomi Mi 6 Lite, Standard and Pro. The device is expected run Android Nougat OS and pack a 4000mAh battery.
Talking about other possibilities, Qualcomm’s recently announced flagship Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB RAM might power the Mi 6.
Xiaomi is reportedly working on a mid-range phone, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip. The chip, however, is a result of Samsung’s 14 nm LLP process technology with Cortex A73 and Cortex A53 ticking at 1.9GHz and 2.2GHz respectively. The production of this chip will reportedly get going in Q2 2017.
Xiaomi also expanded its affordable line of Redmi smartphones last week with the Xiaomi Redmi 4X. It has 5 inches HD display up front and Snapdragon 435 octa-core chip under the hood. It comes in two options — 2GB RAM with 16GB internal memory and 3GB RAM with 32GB built-in storage.
Running Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8.0, the Redmi 4X houses a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. Finally, it packs a bigger 4100mAh battery.