This February Xiaomi created cause a furor by launching the Xiaomi Mi 5C. The phone itself is a mid-range device made for those who give preference to the look rather than to the performance. Though the Mi 5C provides good performance, there is a huge gap between it and high-end models. However, this phone made a huge stir around it thanks to the first chip made by Xiaomi. The Xiaomi Mi 5C came packed with a Surge S1. Once the latter was out people started comparing it with other chips designed for the mid-range market. And though the Surge S1 runs on 28nm process node, which should make it fall behind, the first Xiaomi chip codenamed Pinecone behaved quite well. However, the Surge S1 appeared only on the Mi 5C. On the other hand, the Chinese manufacturer and Nokia have started a cooperation and this chip should appear on other models as well. At this moment, there is no news whether the Surge S1 will get a continuation or not, but one thing has been confirmed officially – the Surge S2 has gong on production. That’s quite predictable the first phone to come with it should be the Xiaomi Mi 6C. Today the latter has been leaked in spy photos.
Recently, the Xiaomi Mi 5C has got an official price cut of 200 yuan ($30). This was a clear hint the second-gen Xiaomi Mi 6C is coming. Immediately after it, we started getting leaks concerning this phone. First, it has been rumored to come with a Snapdragon 660 chip and 6GB of RAM. But now when the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 out with identical features, we understand this mid-ranger couldn’t sport similar hardware. The most possible variant still remains the Surge S2 based on 16nm process technology.
Read: Xiaomi Mi 5C Review
Looking at the spotted photo we can say the phone comes with a metal housing using 2.5D arc glass on both sides. Though the Xiaomi Mi 6C doesn’t sport a full-screen, the screen ratio is too high. Plus, there is still a home button placed below the screen as well as a dual-camera on the back. The latter is said to use 5+12MP sensors (Sony IMX386) and support OIS and virtual background shooting. The initial pricing is set to be 1699 yuan ($258).
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