Xiaomi Mi 6 suffering from ceramic and processor shortages

Xiaomi Mi 6 suffering from ceramic and processor shortages
The Xiaomi Mi 6 has been a big success with sold out flash sales leaving buyers with no units to buy. Besides the heavy demand for the phone, it appears that Xiaomi is facing a shortage of certain parts for the handset such as the Qualcomm 835 chipset, and the ceramic body that is used on a special edition of the device. As far as the chipset is concerned, Samsung reportedly has first claim on any Snapdragon 835 chipsets that roll out of the foundry.

The ceramic edition of the Xiaomi Mi 6 replaces the phone's glass shell with one made of a ceramic material. This version of the phone comes with 128GB of native storage, and is priced at the equivalent of $435 USD. That is a small $15 or 3.6% premium over the cost of the 128GB standard variant of the Mi 6.

The bottom line is that the Xiaomi Mi 6 could be selling out a number of flash sales for the foreseeable future. Even without the shortages of the ceramic material and the Snapdragon 835 SoC, the Mi 6 might have faced a tight supply anyway. Xiaomi's flagship phone has historically provided a flagship quality handset at a good value, and the latest model is not an exception to that rule.

source: MyDrivers (translated) via AndroidAuthority

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Mi 6
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3350 mAh

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8 Comments

1. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

If the GS9 was ceramic or all sapphire I would be happy even if drop resistance would take a huge nose dive.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

How is the Galaxy S9 doing in the future? I heard from space travellers it got a sad hug from the deceased Note 7 in the Galaxy Grave.......

7. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

The S8 scored as the least durable phone by square trade in recent testing. How much worse can it get? That being said, I'm a fan of samsung, but typically always use cases and glass screen protectors.

2. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I don't think there is a huge demand for it. It is not cheap as previous models and most of Xiaomi users in China should be budget sensitive. Supply is even lower. First batch was 80K units which is extremely low for huge Chinese market, even if the demand is lower than usual.

3. LovesCameras

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

The ceramic production is rather scarce according to them. Same happened to the Mi MIX.

4. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Meet the one plus 5.

8. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Which, surprise, also has an 835 and is rumored to be ceramic.

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Xiaomi lost their grip on the Chinese market when the S810 caused them not to release a flagship for 2015.

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