Xiaomi Mi 6C could be the first to pack the octa-core Surge S2 chipset
Xiaomi's in-house Surge S1 chipset made its debut inside the Mi 5c early this year, but the Chinese company is already planning an improved version, which is expected to be unveiled later this year.
The Surge S2 is said to be another octa-core chipset that will accommodate eight cores running at various speeds: 2.2GHz quad-core A73 and 1.8GHz quad-core A53. Unlike Surge S1 which is built on 28nm manufacturing process, the new Surge S2 is said to use 16nm process technology.
Rumor has it that Xiaomi Mi 6C, the Youth Edition of the company's flagship, will be the first smartphone to be equipped with the new Surge S2 chipset.
The smartphone will come to market in two variations: 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM or 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The former will cost around $300, whereas the latter could be priced to sell for $370 outright.
Although there's no mention of the display, it should sport a similar 5.15-inch panel like the current Xiaomi Mi 6 model. However, the 8-megapixel front camera could be replaced with a smaller 5-megapixel selfie snapper.
The rest of the phone's specs are still a mystery, but if we are to guess, the Xiaomi Mi 6C will be just a dumbed down version of the current flagship.