This definitely feels a bit like deja vu. Remember how yesterday a rumor from China claimed the Oppo Find 9 would launch in March with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 on board? Well, that got debunked in the meantime, but apparently there’s another Chinese smartphone that will actually be out in March sporting Qualcomm’s latest and greatest.
Yes, the Xiaomi Mi 6. According to one iSuppli analyst, this will be the first Chinese device to feature the upcoming SoC, and will be released at around the same time as Samsung‘s Galaxy S8 will get its international launch – as it happens, that model will also be powered by the Snapdragon 835.
Of course, this information isn’t verified yet, and it’s important to stress that it comes from the iSuppli analyst’s personal Weibo account, so this prediction doesn’t necessarily reflect his employer’s views. Then again, the Mi 5 was announced in February this year and released in April, so if we do see the Mi 6 around one year later it wouldn’t be shocking at all. Sure, Xiaomi has outed the Mi 5s not long ago, but it looks like some Chinese companies (think of OnePlus, for example) are switching to a release cycle of two flagships per year.