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Xiaomi Mi 6C to be launched next month with Surge S2 SoC, 18:9 display

According to recent reports, Xiaomi may launch its Mi 6C smartphone next month. The company has been working on the Mi 6C smartphone for a long time. The smartphone is said to be the lighter version of Mi 6 and the successor of the Mi 5C that was launched last year. As per reports, the Xiaomi Mi 6C will feature the company’s new Surge S2 chipset and come with an 18:9 display.

Xiaomi is already planning to launch the new smartphones Redmi 5, Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in the coming months. Now, a report from a Chinese publication MyDrivers suggests that the new Mi 6C could also be launched alongside the Redmi 5 series. The phone had earlier also appeared on Geekbench listing codenamed Jason, revealing its specs. Moreover, a post on Weibo had also revealed its design.

Xiaomi Mi 6C Specifications

As rumored, the new Mi 6c will join Xiaomi’s bezel-less portfolio. Xiaomi Mi 6c is said to come with a 5.65 inch bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone will run the latest MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat.


Source: Weibo

As for the hardware, the Mi 6c is rumored to be powered by Xiaomi’s in-house Surge S2 chipset. The Surge S2 will succeed the Surge S1 chip that powered the Mi 5c. The Surge S2 chipset is manufactured on 16nm process, as compared to the 28nm process used on the Surge S1. It is an octa-core processor with four A73 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and four A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. It is coupled with a Mali-G71MP12 GPU.

Also, the 6c will feature the same dual-camera setup as the Mi 6. However, Xiaomi will downgrade the aperture size, but it will use the same sensors. Earlier, the leaked image also showed that the Xiaomi Mi 6C would come with a USB Type-C port and dual speakers at the bottom.

There is no official confirmation or evidence about the Mi 6c at the moment. Some reports even suggest that it will be launched as Mi 6x. The actual information will only be available when the company unveils the phone next month in China. As for the Indian market, the new Xiaomi Mi 6c may be launched here after looking at the company’s recent aggressive approach in India.


Satyendra Pal Singh

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