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Xiaomi Mi 6 Launched in China with Dual Camera, Snapdragon 835

Xiaomi Mi 6 is finally official after being rumoured for months. The successor of Mi 5 comes rocks 6GB of RAM and the beastly Snapdragon 835 SoC. Apart from the top-notch internals, the Mi 6 boasts a magnificent dual camera setup with 2X optical zoom and 4-axis OIS.

Coming to the price, the flagship smartphone starts from 2499 Yuan (Rs. 23,450 approx.) in China. Xiaomi hasn’t yet disclosed the Indian release date of the Mi 6.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Specifications

Just like the Xiaomi Mi 5, the Mi 6 sports a 5.15 inch Full HD IPS LCD panel. The display brags a lot of perks like 1 nit lowest brightness, 600 nits’ maximum illumination, certification from National Eye Centre of China, 4096 smart backlight adjustment levels, high colour saturation and more. The phone rocks an under-glass fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button.

Xiaomi Mi 6

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Design-wise, the Mi 6 is indeed an eye candy. Its innovative 3D glass back combined with the 2.5D screen creates magic. Xiaomi’s brand new flagship is also splash resistant and immune to occasional or accidental contact with water. Unfortunately, the phone misses out the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Talking about the internal specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with the mighty Snapdragon 835 chipset. The 64-bit octa-core SoC is manufactured with the futuristic 10 nm process. The processor consists of eight custom-made Kyro 280 cores with a peak operating frequency of 2.45 GHz. The powerful Adreno 540 GPU handles the graphics performance. 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM is standard in every version of the Mi 6. It is mated with either 64 GB or 128 GB of onboard storage.

Moving on to the optics, there is a dual 12 MP rear camera with 2X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom. The dual lens module features an iPhone 7 Plus-like setup with one primary lens and another telephoto lens. 4-axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) is present too.

Coming to the connectivity options, the Mi 6 rocks a 2×2 dual Wi-Fi, 4G LTE (VoLTE), GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, etc. A 3350mAh battery juices up the phone. Software-wise, the handset runs Android Nougat underneath Xiaomi’s very own MIUI. One more notable feature of the Mi 6 is its stereo loudspeakers which somewhat compensates for the loss of 3.5 mm audio jack.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic

Xiaomi Mi 6 Pricing and Availability

The 6 GB / 64 GB version of the Mi 6 costs 2499 Yuan (Rs. 23,450 approx.), while the 6 GB / 128 GB variant is priced at 2899 Yuan (Rs. 27,180 approx.). A more premium looking ceramic model of the smartphone with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage will retail for 2999 Yuan (Rs. 28,125 approx.).

Speaking of availability, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is currently exclusive to China. However, it will launch in India within this year.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.