Xiaomi’s most awaited flagship device Xiaomi Mi 6 is finally launched in China. The company is basically known for making budget flagship devices but this flagship series is also popular. Xiaomi has done good job with the smartphone by embedding the latest Qualcomm’s chipset which is Snapdragon 835 SoC like in Galaxy S8 and S8+, clocking the processor at 2.45GHz.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Key Features & Specifications
Xiaomi Mi 6 houses 6GB of RAM and comes in two storage variants 64GB & 128GB. Of course, the 64GB variant will cost you cheaper than 128GB variant. Xiaomi Mi 6 is running on the latest Android version which is 7.1.1 Nougat (Now 7.1.2 is latest) with MIUI 8 topped on it.
The camera setup of this device goes according to what happening in smartphone’s atmosphere. It sports dual rear camera setup, with two different lenses. One is telephoto lens for simple shots and another one is wide-angle lens for wide shots. It comes with portrait mode like in iPhone 7 Plus and having the capability to keep subject in focus and making the background blurry. The camera comes with 2X optical zoom like DSLRs which will help you to give zooming capability without single distortion in picture. Also, there are four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) to help take steady shots and videos. Both the rear camera are of 12-megapixel and front is of 8-megapixel.
Though, Xiaomi claimed they have packed everything hardly but didn’t confirm that whether the device is water-resistant or not. Also, the device doesn’t comes with IP68 rating so we can’t consider it to be water & dust resistant. However, Xiaomi claimed it is splash resistant. Means, if little drops of water will be dropped on the phone, phone will be able to survive.
The smartphone has stainless steel frame with 3D curved glass on all four sides. The device comes with stereo speakers, one underneath the earpiece and other at bottom. It also features a fingerprint scanner embedded inside the home button with ultrasonic sensor. The device does a lot but it lacks 3.5mm headphone jack may be due to the USB-C type audio. You can use various cables to connect earphone in this slot.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Price & Availability
The Mi 6 will cost you at three different prices. The 64GB Variant, 128GB Variant & ceramic body 128GB variant will cost you 2499 YUAN (Rs 23,420 or $ 360 roughly), 2899 YUAN ($ 421 or Rs 27,190 roughly) & 2999 YUAN ($ 435 or Rs. 28,100 roughly) respectively.
It will be available in China from 28th April 2017, while in other popular markets such as India, there’s no confirmation yet.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Quick Specifications Wrapping Up
》 Mi 6 comes with 5.15-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD display with 600 nits brightness, 94.4% NTSC color gamut and 1500:1 contrast ratio.
》Under the hood, it pumps Snapdragon 835 64-bit 10nm processor which in an octa-core processor clocked at 2.45GHz with Adreno 540 GPU.
》The Mi 6 hardware is also strong, which consists 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB / 128GB (UFS) internal storage.
》Talking about the software of this smartphone, it is running on Android Nougat (V7.1.1) based on MIUI 8; a custom built skin by Xiaomi.
》At the core of optics, it flaunts 12MP rear camera with 1.25μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, 4K video recording, secondary 12MP camera with 1.0 μm pixel size, 52mm portrait lens and f/2.6 aperture. Apart from that, it sports a 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
》The device comes with Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and Infrared sensor too.
》Connectivity option includes 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC and USB Type-C.
》Battery power of Xiaomi Mi 6 is 3350mAh (typical) / 3250mAh (minimum) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, 18W fast charging.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Full Specifications Table
|Release date||April 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||145.17 x 70.49 x 7.45|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3350|
|Colours||Black, White, Blue, Silver|
|Screen size (inches)||5.15|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||428|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
Company’s Statement at Launch of Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun said:
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.