Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC to blame
It appears that LG has chosen well to go with Snapdragon 821 SoC as the latest reports suggests that Xiaomi's next flagship, the Mi 6, will also be delayed to May due to Samsung's exclusive deal with Qualcomm on its initial supply of the Snapdragon 835 SoC.
Even thinner bezels
Xiaomi's Mi Mix was quite a game changer and brought plenty of novelties to rather bland smartphone designs but now it appears that the successor will be even more interesting.
After years of whispers, Xiaomi finally announced its processor codenamed Pinecone and decided to call it the Surge S1. After Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi also goes for an in-house processor, but it is positioning itself it to the mainstream market. The first phone to get it is the Xiaomi 5c.
10-core does the heavy lifting
Xiaomi is a company that sold over 41.5 million phones in China and the number is even higher when you add markets like, India and the Rest of the World. The company is well known for its mix of MediaTek Helio and Snapdragon products and usually offers the best price performance ratio.
Xiaomi has sent out invitations for the product launch for its in-house developed Pinecone CPUs and entry-level to mid-range smartphones.
With FHD and WQHD screens
Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 6 smartphone has been rumored for quite some time but now it appears that it will be available in two versions, with FHD and WQHD screens.
Key customers were not interested
MediaTek is planning a Helio X30 in 10nm later this year but news from Taiwan indicates that some key customers didn’t order the new flagship 10 core chip.
Pushing the limits further
Xiaomi already made a big splash with its concept Mi Mix smartphone that has been selling like hotcakes, but according to the latest information, it appears that the company is already working on a successor that could push the envelope even further.
Mi 5C arrives in March
Native Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi Technology is expected to sidestep this year’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona as it gears up to announce its next-generation Mi 5C based on a custom in-house developed CPU in March, according to the latest overseas reports.