Xiaomi Mi 6 is rumored to be launched in time for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 next month in Barcelona, considering the Mi 5 was launched at MWC in 2016. Naturally, speculations are flying around online about its probable specifications and features. A latest leak suggests that the Xiaomi Mi 6 has crossed the 200,000 mark on an AnTuTu benchmark.
According to the latest leak reported by GizmoChina, the rumoured Xiaomi Mi 6 AnTuTu benchmark score of 210,329 has been leaked. It is not officially available on AnTuTu site, but a screenshot has been shared by a Weibo user.
This adds gravitas to the speculation that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will be housing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset inside. Along with the Samsung Galaxy S8, Xiaomi Mi 6 is the only other phone being speculated to be released with the Snapdragon 835.
So far, there hasn’t been any phone with this high an AnTuTu score. The OnePlus 3T which sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC gave a score of 162,479; Apple iPhone 7 Plus had given a score of 183,093.
According to GSMArena, an iSuppli analyst has said that Xiaomi Mi 6 will be the first Chinese smartphone to be sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. It is also expected to be coming our around the same time as Samsung’s Galaxy S8’s international launch.
A recent rumour suggests that the Mi 6 is already in works and will come in three processor variants. Expect three variants by the name of Mi 6S, Mi 6E and Mi 6P. The different alphabet along with the Mi 6 moniker represents the chipset it is loaded with.
The letter ‘S’ stands for Snapdragon, while the letter ‘E’ stands for MediaTek’s Helio SoC for some reason, and the letter ‘P’ is supposed to represent Xiaomi’s own, rumored Pinecone SoC. It’s peculiar that why the 6E represents the Helio processor, it’s even possible that the letter ‘E’ represent ‘Exynos’ and not MediaTek’s offering.