Qualcomm had announced earlier this month that it would be partnering with Samsung for its latest 10nm chipset – the Snapdragon 835 – which will be the next generation flagship Snapdragon processor. While the chipset is still under production, we have already started hearing about phones that are slated to come with it.
After hearing about Samsung Galaxy S8 coming with this chipset, the latest buzz on the grapevine is that Xiaomi’s Mi 6 which is expected to arrive in March next year, will also be housing Snapdragon 835.
According to GSMArena, an iSuppli analyst has said that Xiaomi Mi 6 will be the first Chinese smartphone to be sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. It is also expected to be coming our around the same time as Samsung’s Galaxy S8’s international launch.
Nothing is confirmed yet, as Xiaomi hasn’t officially stated anything around this news. The information was posted on the analyst’s personal Weibo account, so it is not even an official confirmation from iSuppli itself.
Having said that, the Mi 5 was announced at MWC 2016 towards the end of February and started selling in many markets by April. Going by that release cycle analogy, the logical release for the Mi 6 should be around end of February or start of March.