Xiaomi is reportedly working a new device in its Mi 6 lineup, which is dubbed as Xiaomi Mi 6C. The said smartphone will be the successor of the Xiaomi Mi 5C that was launched earlier this year.
The leak is coming from Weibo, where the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6C is said to be the lighter and watered-down version of the Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship. However, the main highlight is that the smartphone will not come with Qualcomm or MediaTek processors, but it will boast Surge S2 processor, which is the second generation of the in-house processor. The Surge S2 will be an octa-core processor with four A73 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and four A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz along with Mali-G71MP12, as reported by Firstpost.
Xiaomi is said to pack 4 GB of RAM along with 64 GB internal storage for the upcoming Mi 6C. The Weibo post also suggests that the company is planning to launch a second variant of the device with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB onboard storage. On the optic side, it is said to boast a 12MP+12MP dual rear camera setup. The first lens of which is a wide-angle lens, while the second one is a telephoto lens
According to the leak, Xiaomi Mi 6C will be coming in an aluminum body with slimmed down bezels. The side bezels are 2.5mm wide, while the top bezels could be as small as 10mm. However, the body of the device is measured as 0.2mm thicker than the Xiaomi Mi 6. The front side of the smartphone will be covered by 2.5D glass and there's no 3.5mm headphone jack, as reported by GSM Arena.
On the price point, the mid-range version of the Mi 6 flagship, this one aims for a price of CNY 2,000, down from CNY 2,500 for the high-end model, which is for the 4GB/64GB model. However, the 6GB/128GB is rumored to cost CNY 2,500. The Xiaomi Mi 6C is reported to go on sale in mid-2017.