Xiaomi Mi6 Launch: Specs, Price and Everything You Want to Know
The Xiaomi Mi6 could feature high-end specs albeit at a lower price point. (Image: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi Mi6 and Mi6 Plus will be officially unveiled by the Chinese smartphone giant at a special event in Beijing today (April 19). The Mi6 will have a dual camera setup and a whopping 6GB RAM.
Rumoured specifications of the Mi6 and Mi6 Plus have been making the rounds and the company itself had released a few teasers ahead of the launch.
According to recent leaks by online retailers, the Xiaomi Mi6 could feature high-end specs albeit at a lower price point. It is pertinent to note that Xiaomi Mi6 would be the first domestic Chinese smartphone to house Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, which are also launching today, house the same processor (available in select regions).
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had confirmed an April launch earlier.
Manu Jain, MD of Xiaomi India tweeted this morning: “19th April: the day that will redefine the smartphone industry 😊 Are you excited about #Mi6 just like me?”
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) April 18, 2017
Also, a larger, better-specced variant called the Mi6 Plus is also expected to launch alongside.
Likely Specifications of Mi6 and Mi6 Plus
Latest leaks suggest that the Mi6 could come with a 5.2-inch full HD display having a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Some rumours had claimed that the Mi6 will sport a 5.15-inch display.
Several leaked images also suggest that Mi6 could have 5X optical zoom support on the primary camera.
From what we know so far, a 3,200mAh battery is believed to power the Mi6. The device is expected to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat – coupled with an unreleased version of MIUI, the company's custom ROM. The Mi6 is tipped to offer 64GB or 128GB of inbuilt storage as well. In the camera department, the Mi 6 is tipped to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording support and also an 8-megapixel selfie snapper capable of 4K recording.
Meanwhile, the flagship Mi6 Plus is expected sport a Quad-HD 2K OLED display with dual curved edges along with dual primary camera setup. The Mi6 Plus is also expected to house a bigger 4000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi6 could come in a 4GB RAM/64GB ROM combination at RMB 2,199 (roughly Rs 20,500) or a 128GB/4GB variant at RMB 2,599 (roughly Rs 24,300). The higher-end Mi6 Plus could available in 64GB/6GB for RMB 2,599 (roughly Rs 24,300) or 128GB/6GB for RMB 3,099 (roughly Rs 29,000).
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