Back when Xiaomi released the Mi 6 earlier this year, the company showed off a handsome silver/chrome colourway of the device – before stating that it will not be sold. Now, due to popular demand, the company will be releasing a tiny batch of them for sale.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is the company’s current flagship, and one that again has a healthy balance of price and flagship performance. Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB of RAM, the Mi 6 also sports a dual camera setup similar to that of the iPhone 7 Plus.
During the announcement, CEO Lei Jun claimed that the manufacturing process for the chrome back was really tough – the production yield was only 1-2%. That meant the company had to shelve any plans of releasing the product until a better process was found.
Xiaomi will only be releasing 100 units of the Mi 6 Mercury Silver Edition, making this a really limited release product. There’s no information yet whether the company will release more, unfortunately.
On top of that, those who want this colourway will pay quite a premium to own the device. The Mi 6 Mercury Silver Edition will be priced at 3,999 Yuan (about RM2,540) with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage – a 1,000 Yuan (about RM635) increase from the Ceramic edition (also with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage).
Given the extremely limited amount, the Xiaomi Mi 6 Mercury Silver Edition will also very likely only be available in China.
There is, however, no news yet of when this variant will be available. The device will be sold on Xiaomi’s Chinese website on 3 August, and includes a letter from a Xiaomi engineer as well as an F-code that gives priority for the user to purchase any new Xiaomi product for the next three years.
In the meantime, here are some shots of the Mi 6 Mercury Silver Edition taken at the global launch of the Mi 6 back in April. Don’t forget to check out our full review of the Mi 6 too, as it looks very likely that the regular Mi 6 will soon be launching in Malaysia.
(Source: MIUI Forums)