Xiaomi Mi 6, which will be the next pallbearer from the Chinese manufacturer, is anticipated to see the light of the day on February 6th. However, according to another report, the launch of this next flagship of Xiaomi was to be pushed as far as to April due to some contingent events.
According to a post from Chinese Social networking website Weibo, Xiaomi Mi 6 was first scheduled for a February 14 (Valentine’s Day) launch. A user has also shared an image allegedly of the invite that Xiaomi will send to its loyal customers.
But in a rather recent report by GSMArena, the launch of Mi 6 was to be pushed back as far as to mid-April due to some contingent events rumoured to befall on the manufacturer Xiaomi. The rumoured delay had been attributed to a recent development in the manufacturing of Snapdragon 835 SoC processors, which will be used in Mi 6. 835 SoC, the latest from Qualcomm will be manufactured by Samsung. It has been revealed that Samsung will not be able to manufacture the required number of Snapdragon 835 SoC in time and thus it will halt the production of Xiaomi Mi 6.
Samsung which itself has reported its inability to bring the upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 on time is asked to supply the new chipset in limited quantities to other manufacturers. Therefore it was anticipated to be impossible for Xiaomi to produce even a minimum quantity of Mi 6 so that it can at least launch in selected markets.
However, the latest report from a Chinese website has stated that Xiaomi will launch its next flagship on 6 February but it will be initially sold in limited quantities due to limited availability of processors.
Xiaomi Mi 6 is rumoured to feature a dual-camera setup at the rear in a very thin body. Some unofficial images of Xiaomi Mi 6 have also surfaced online and are claimed to resemble Mi Note 2. The images depicted a round edged smartphone with back similar to the dual-tone design of iPhone 5s. The home button on the front is also rumoured to house the fingerprint scanner.