Xiaomi today launched its much-awaited flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi 6, which is also the cheapest Snapdragon 835 powered handset around (and is expected to remain so for a considerable time).
The Xiaomi Mi6 comes with a 5.15-inch full HD display panel housed in an elegant body that uses ‘four-sided 3D curved glass’ and stainless steel frame. It also has an under-glass fingerprint reader on the front. The display has a reading mode that eliminates blue light and a night time mode that reduces brightness to 1-nit.
Xiaomi has decided against 3.5mm audio jack and the Mi 6 will output audio through its USB type-c port.
Another interesting highlight is the presence of dual rear cameras. The implantation –both hardware and software- is pretty close to that of Apple iPhone 7 Plus. That is to say, the second sensor has a telephoto lens on top for 2x optical zoom.
Camera attributes further include f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, and 4K video recording. On the front, you will find an 8MP selfie shooter.
Other features include 6GB RAM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, dual SIM support, and 3350mAh battery.
Apart from regular Bright Blue, Bright Black and White color options, Mi 6 will also have a silver edition with reflective mirror stainless steel and a Ceramic variant with 18K gold finish around the camera.
The 64GB storage and 128GB storage variants cost 2499 yuan (roughly Rs. 23,420 approx.) and 2899 yuan (roughly Rs. 27,190 approx.), respectively.
“Mi 6 is the culmination of our seven years of research and development in the smartphone industry, and represents the pinnacle of our journey thus far. Besides being a performance beast that is powered by Snapdragon 835, Mi 6 also demonstrates how we are constantly refining our design and pushing the boundaries of materials technology with the use of four-sided 3D curved glass and ceramic. I’m really excited to join our Mi fans today to introduce Mi 6, which once again defies price expectations, and I’m looking forward to unveiling even more amazing products in the year to come,” Said Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Mi6:
|Display||5.15-inch Full HD display, 600 nits|
|Processor||10nm 2.4GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core|
|Camera||12 MP +12MP rear and 8 MP front camera|
|Battery||3350mAh, fast charging|
|Others||Fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, Splash resistant|
|Software||Android 7.1.1 Nougat based MIUI 8|
|Dual SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM|
|Price||Starts at Approx. 23,400 INR (China)|