These are the rumored specs and working titles for Xiaomi’s three Mi 6 variants
The Xiaomi Mi 6 Youth will be the entry-level choice. It's powered by the MediaTek Helio X30 chipset, which is reasonably advanced for being a budget alternative to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. Made on a 10nm process, it houses ten CPU cores – more precisely, two 2.8GHz A73 cores, four 2.2 GHz A53 cores, and four 2 GHz A35 cores. Such 10-core configurations have been MediaTek's approach to achieving a desirable ratio of performance and power efficiency. Others, like Qualcomm and Samsung, utilize a smaller number of custom-designed CPU cores with the same goal.
The Xiaomi Mi6 Standard has a Quad-HD resolution OLED display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage. A dual camera setup is present as well. This variant will be sold for ~$360 (CNY 2,499).
Finally, there's the Xiaomi Mi 6 Premier. The enthusiast edition is said to sport a Dual Edge curved OLED screen and a ceramic backplate. The RAM and storage memory have been bumped to 6GB and 256GB, respectively. These extra bells and whistles bump the price to ~$434 USD (CNY 2,999).
Despite the leaks sounding convincing, they are just rumors at this point, so don't consider them the final say on the matter. Xiaomi is likely to introduce the Mi 6 at MWC next month, or if not, sometime in the first half of the year. So chances are we'll learn more about the upcoming smartphone pretty soon.