Xiaomi is planning some new smartphones in the coming days and that includes the Flagship smartphone for 2017. The Xiaomi Mi6 will be the successor to the Xiaomi Mi5 which was launched last year on 31st March 2016.
The Xiaomi Mi6 will be launched along with the larger Xiaomi Mi6 Plus. Both the smartphones are set to launch today (on 19th April 2017) at an event in China.
Xiaomi Mi6 Press render leaked
Xiaomi rasied the bar with the Xiaomi Mi Mix (Bezel less display smartphone) and is also allegedly working on a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 .
Though Xiaomi has not launched 3 top class smartphones (Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Xiaomi Mi5s and Mi5s Plus) in India which are currently the flagship devices, from Xiaomi. Xiaomi has also launched recently it’s budget smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 4A in India priced at Rs. 5,999.
So what is known so far about the Xiaomi Mi 6. There are two devices expected this year, One with a usual flat LCD display aka Mi6 and the other with curved AMOLED display aka Mi6 Plus. The smartphone can come with 4 GB of Ram and 6 GB of Ram.
The below image showcased a Dual rear camera setup and it is likely that Xiaomi will have the Plus variant with Dual rear camera while the Mi6 may get a single rear camera. It could use the same strategy as Apple has done with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Leaked image – Mi6 Plus
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to come with the top of the line specs to compete with the Samsung S8, HTC 11 and the OnePlus 5. The smartphone is most likely going to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor.
The smartphone will come with a front facing fingerprint scanner embeded in the home button. The smartphone will have the glass and metal design which is in vogue. It can have a waterproofing and can utilize a similar fingerprint technology (ultra sonic fingerprint scanner), they have used in the Xiaomi Mi 5s.
The Xiaomi Mi6 is expected to come with a single 12 Mega pixel rear camera which will be capacble of recording 4K videos and the front side can dawn a 8 mega pixel rear camera. While the larger Mi 6 Plus can have 2 rear camera’s with 12 Mega pixel resolution and the front camera would be same with 8 mega pixel resolution.
The Xiaomi Mi6 was recently spotted on the geekbenchmark and it scored past the Samsung Galaxy S8 in the benchmark performance. The Xiaomi Mi 6 scored 2006 on the single core test and an impressive 6438 on the multi core test.
The Xiaomi Mi6 is expected to sport a 5.1 Inch display with Full HD resolution (1920*1080) pixels with 428 PPi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass coating. While the Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus can have a 5.5 Inch Display with a Quad HD resolution and Super Amoled Display.
The Mi6 Plus will also come with a massive 4000 mAh battery & Quick charge 4.0. Which might take fast charging for such a huge battery to a whole new level.
The site also posted info on pricing of the phone. The Mi 6 could cost around 2,199 yuan (approx ₹21,000) and the Mi6 Plus around 2699 yuan (approx ₹26,000) for the base variants and can go higher depending on the storage capacity.
There are just 4 more days left for the Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus launch and we are super excited to see what else Xiaomi can offer this time to it’s fans.
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