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According to a new report, Xiaomi’s next flagship smartphone is going to have an underclocked processor. Previous reports have suggested that the Xiaomi Mi 6 is going to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. Word on the street is that while it’s going to have the latest silicon, the Mi 6 is actually going to be powered by an underclocked Snapdragon 835. In easy terms, it means that the processor just won’t be as fast as it will be on rival devices.

It was recently reported that Samsung has basically hoarded the first batch of Snapdragon 835 processors for the Galaxy S8. Other manufacturers will have to wait for supply to pick up before they can release their devices based on the SD835. It merits mentioning here that Samsung is manufacturing the processor for Qualcomm.

Xiaomi is reportedly going to opt for the underclocked Snapdragon 835 to ensure that its next flagship smartphone is not delayed due to Samsung’s hold on the full clocked SD835. This will enable the company to release the Mi 6 before or around the same time as the Galaxy S8.

The LG G6 was previously believed to pack an SD835 processor as well but even that’s now believed to be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor instead just because LG wants to put it out in the market as soon as possible.

This wouldn’t be the first time that Xiaomi went with an underclocked processor to rush the device. It did the same with the Mi 5 which touted an underclocked Snapdragon 820 chip.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Qualcomm, Snapdragon 835, Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Mi 6
Display
5.15"
1920x1080 IPS LCD
Price (approximative)
~$? - Amazon
Camera
12 MP
F1.8 Aperture Size
Image Stabilization
Weight
? g
Battery
3350 mAh
Launched in
2017/04/01
System
6GB RAM
Snapdragon 835 + None
Storage (GB)
128
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