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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