Xiaomi Mi 6, the successor to the Mi 5 smartphone, is expected in the first half of 2017, with reports earlier this week suggesting that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will be launched in either February or April. However, new reports now say that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will be unveiled on February 6 with sales starting in March.
The earlier delay in launch was reportedly linked to Samsung not being able to produce enough Snapdragon 835 chipsets, the newly announced SoC from Qualcomm being manufactured by the South Korean titan. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is tipped to sport the new Snapdragon SoC, and the new report from a Chinese analyst says that there should not be any delay in production as Xiaomi has already started receiving the new chips. However, the Mi 6 will go on sale in limited numbers for the initial few weeks.
Speaking of the Xiaomi Mi 6 device itself, some images of the smartphone were leaked earlier in October via Priceraja. The images revealed that the Mi 6 will sport a rounded design language with a Home Button on the front that could house the fingerprint scanner. The back panel of the Xioaomi Mi 6 in the images features a dual-tone design similar to the iPhone 5s, while the camera and dual-LED flash are situated on the top right corner.
However, a new rumour from a renowned Chinese tipster via Weibo suggests that the Xiaomi Mi 6 could look like the Mi Note 2, only smaller. The tipster added that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC and will be offered in 128GB and 256GB storage variants. Furthermore, the Mi 6 smartphone will be offered in Black, White and Blue colour options.
Xiaomi is yet to confirm the Mi 6 so all the rumours so far must be taken with a pinch of salt.