According to DigiTimes in Taiwan, someone leaks that in order to enhance its own competition to compete with popular brands like Huawei, OPPO,VIVO, etc, Xiaomi this year will increase more high-end flagships this year. In terms of current situation, Xiaomi MI6 will be the first flagship, and later on, they will release Xiaomi MI MIX 2 and so on.
In addition, Xiaomi own Pinecone processor will increase its brand image, powered by its latest processor, the first smartphone with Pinecone processor may be Xiaomi MI5C upcoming.
According to previous news, Xiaomi MI6 will be the first flagship at the beginning of 2017, and it will be estimated to be released until April.
In design, Xiaomi MI6 will not use dual curved screen like Xiaomi MI Note 2, it still uses 5.2 INCH 1080p TFT screen, similar to Huawei P10, and it will have two versions in camera, single camera and dual rear camera version, besides, Xiaomi MI6 will ditch ultrasonic fingerprint scanner to use traditional fingerprint scanner.
As for processor, it only has one version, Snapdragon 835 processor, so we have no need to worry about its mass production. According to experts of smartphones @Kevin Wang’s diary, in order to enhance their new products’ competition, they will improve the specs so as to lead to the cost increasing, and they will center on profit in 2017, one is to reduce the operation cost, the other is to increase the product price.
He leaks that Xiaomi MI6 and Huawei P10 will sell higher than their predecessor, namely, Xiaomi MI6 will not still sell at 1,999 yuan, $333, but at 2,299 yuan, $350 probably.