On the website of the Chinese giant, a new model of phone has just appeared some hours ago. It is called Xiaomi Mi A1 and it is identified with the codename MDG2. According to rumors, it may be the first phone by the company with the Snapdragon 660 SoC by Qualcomm. It is the best midrange processor by Qualcomm, and it is an octa core launched some months ago. Xiaomi fans are struggling, because a phone by the company with this SoC was expected to be released right after Qualcomm has announced it: but it was not so and there is still not any phone with this SoC on the market.
First, Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was rumored to be released in a version with Snapdragon 660 side, but it has only been released with the older and less powerful Snapdragon 625. Then, people expected the company to launch Xiaomi Mi 5X with Snapdragon 660, but this other midrange has been launched with Snapdragon 625 as well. Maybe with Xiaomi Mi A1 the moment has come: we may see a phone with a high-end SoC at a very low price. But these are only rumors, so take everything with a pinch of salt.
Further, we remind you that the company has still not released any phone with Snapdragon 630, which is the successor of Snapdragon 625 and it is still less powerful than the Snapdragon 660. Unluckily, we do not have any info about the rest of the specs of the phone appeared on Xiaomi website. If really Xiaomi Mi A1 has the octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC inside, then you can expect 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal storage. In the mean time, we remind you that the company has confirmed the launch of a new entry level phone. We are talking about Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, that will come on August 21.