The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6 will be available in three distinct versions
In 2016, Xiaomi's most notable smartphone release was that of the Xiaomi Mi Mix. The Mi Mix and its massive 6.4-inch bezel-less display certainly is a sight to behold, and while the Mi Mix is the phone that most people will remember Xiaomi for in 2016, another handset that the company released last year was the Mi 5. The Mi 5 aimed to offer all of the features of a flagship smartphone at a considerably lower price, and while trying to get the phone imported into the States isn't the easiest process in the world, we still called the Mi 5 a "great all-around smartphone" when we reviewed it in May of last year.
There have been plenty of rumors circulating as of late that Xiaomi is working on the successor to the Mi 5 with the Mi 6, and thanks to a new report from Gizchina, it would appear that Xiaomi will be releasing the Mi 6 in three distinct versions. The new report suggests that the cheapest version of the Xiaomi Mi 6 will come equipped with a Helio X30 processor and feature a price tag of CNY 1,999 (around $290 USD), and that the model up from that will boast Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor and have a higher price of CNY 2,499 (about $360). The third and most expensive version of the Mi 6 is expected to cost CNY 2,999 ($434 USD), and in addition to the Snapdragon 835 CPU, it will also supposedly feature a curved display similar to what we saw with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
There's currently no word as to when the Mi 6 will be released, but with Mobile World Congress quickly approaching, there's a good chance that Xiaomi could take the stage in Barcelona to announce their latest handset. And, if that is the case, we'll only have to wait a little more than a month to get official details on Xiaomi's latest smartphone project.