Of every single Chinese smartphone that is about to be released, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is definitely one of the most expected, given the fact that this is the mobile device that will represent the company´s biggest bet this year. Fortunately, even when many rumors suggest that this mobile device will be quite outstanding, new reports reveal that it would be greater than we expect. Or maybe not.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 Won´t Be That Faster
Believe it or not, the information suggests that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will sport an underclocked Snapdragon 835 processor, which means that even when it will use the greatest chipset ever made, this, in particular, will be less powerful than those that some of its rivals´ flagships are going to use.
The reason for this controversial move is that the Chinese company don´t want to take a longer time to equip its flagship with the original Snapdragon 835 processor, which seem as a risky move which result might be unpredictable, considering that even when it will mean great news for the customers in the short term, in the long run it will definitely be quite harmful. Of course, this is because its main competitors will be using the original chipset, and will be greater than the Xiaomi Mi 6. Nevertheless, the only detail that would end up determining this situation is that this flagship won´t compete in the global market, which means that only a few mobile devices in China will have the original Snapdragon 835 processor in long term.
As you might already know, this whole picture comes because of Samsung´s move of hoard the first batch of Snapdragon 835 processors for its flagship Galaxy S8, which has created a true mayhem in which other manufacturers are forced to wait or supply to pick before they can finally release its mobile devices based on the SD 835.
Xiaomi Already Have Experience In This Kind Of Move
In short, considering that the South Korean giant is the one that is manufacturing the processor for Qualcomm, everyone that wants to use the Snapdragon 835 processor are totally depending on Samsung, which makes a lot of people to believe that this situation is something that this company made on purpose in order to keep its flagship as the first to use this groundbreaking chip.
Naturally, if there´s any flagship that doesn't want to wait longer and see the light in a shorter time, it´s forced to use a previous processor or look for another alternative. Of course, this is exactly what happened with the LG G6, which is going to use the Snapdragon 821 processor, and this is what´s happening with the Xiaomi Mi 6 and its underclocked 835 processor.
Although this is not exactly a dream situation for Xiaomi and its Mi 6, the truth is that this company already have some experience in avoiding any kind of delay on its flagship and release it with a weaker processor, since this is exactly what happened with the MI 5, which was launched wearing a clocked down Snapdragon 820 chipset at 1.8GHz.