Xiaomi Mi 6 to launch with Snapdragon 821 at first, then with SD835?

Things are getting messed up with Qualcomm’s latest (and most powerful) SoC, the Snapdragon 835 since Samsung accumulated all the available quantities for their upcoming Galaxy S8/S8+ models. Now Xiaomi Mi 6 is affected by this strategy and according to recent information, the Chinese company may choose to launch one variant of the device equipped with last year’s Snapdragon 821 SoC at first.

LG G6 was one of the flagship models that was affected by Samsung’s decision and that’s the reason it’s now available with last year’s Snapdragon 821 SoC, so Xiaomi may follow the same path and unveil a Xiaomi Mi 6 model with the same SoC this April.

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Don’t worry though, there will also be two more variants of the device that will be equipped with Snapdragon 835 SoC but this won’t happen until May or June. Around the same time that Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium will be available as well.

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  1. March 16, 2017

    Might as well buy the Mi 5 S in that case, a lot less expensive – it also has SD 821. What would there be about the Mi 6 with SD 821 that would make it worth paying so much extra for? I might consider buying an Mi 6, having really liked the Mi 5 but I would definitely wait for SD 835. I don’t care about any speed advantages it might bring but it is supposed to be more energy efficient, which is something I like.

    • Flipp0
      March 16, 2017

      Mi6 with SD821 could have other important improvements like reduced bezels, a bigger battery and OIS

      • March 16, 2017

        Sure, but these improvements would have to be quite significant to justify the price difference without SD 835.

        • Simon
          March 16, 2017

          I’m interested in Xiaomi Mi6 (w/ SD835), OnePlus 4 and Honor 9.

          Hopefully I won’t be disappointed, whenever they are released.

  2. MattD
    March 16, 2017

    Yeah, it’s called “mi5s”, and it’s getting cheaper… don’t think xiaomi will rush things like lg, because the latter did it only to anticipate samsung, while xiaomi don’t need to do anything like that… probably they’ll just wait for the right moment like they always did: after all they never took part at the chinese “first one with sd8xx soc” pissing contest, even when there wasn’t any stock availability problem… why should they start now of all the moment?