Xiaomi Mi 6 Release Date, Specs & Update: March 2017 Launched Expected With The New Snapdragon 835 Chipset

By Ceage Sotto , Updated Nov 27, 2016 04:59 AM EST

Qualcomm announced that it will be working together with Samsung for the new Snapdragon 835 chipset that will be featured for the Galaxy S8. China's Xiaomi also plans to use the new hardware in its bid to get grip on the competitive global market for smartphones.

According to GSMArena, an analyst from iSuppli revealed that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will be the first Chinese smartphone to equip the Snapdragon 835 chipset. However the revelation should still be taken lightly as a previous rumor from China regarding the Oppo Find 9 sporting the new hardware was thoroughly debunked by company representatives of Oppo.

The information was posted in China's popular social media platform Weibo directly from the analyst personal account. iSuppli has not released an official statement regarding the revelations about the Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphone.

Both The Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi 6 Will Sport The New Chipset

In a post by PhoneArena, the CEO of IHS Kevin Wong announced that the smartphones that will be using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset will be Samsung's Galaxy S8 and the Xiaomi Mi 6. According Wong, Qualcomm is already sampling the chipset with customers and will be produced in Samsung's work factories. This comes to no surprise as Qualcomm has already announced its partnership with Samsung in a statement earlier this month.

The Galaxy S8 and the Mi 6 are expected to be released in March next year before the MWC expo starts. Representatives of Samsung have revealed that their flagship S8 smartphone might be powered by a homemade Exynos chipset or a Snapdragon 835 for the US versions of the phone.

That is probably the main reason why Samsung wanted to have the final say over production and the Snapdragon's power optimization facet. Xiaomi has not released any statement regarding the details of its upcoming Mi 6 smartphone.

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