After months of being under the rumour scrutiny, Xiaomi has finally unveiled it’s Xiaomi Mi 6 in Beijing, China today. The device is the successor to last year’s Mi 5 which did pretty good in the Indian smartphone market. The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes in two variants – 6GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage and 6GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage which is priced at 2,499 Yuan (approximately Rs 23,436) and 2,899 Yuan (approximately Rs 27,172) respectively. The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes in Blue, Black and Silver colour options and will be up for sale in China on April 28. Along with Mi 6, the company has also launched the Mi 6 Ceramic Edition with 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage and with 18-karat gold camera rims which is priced at 2,999 Yuan (approximately Rs 28,109).
The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with a four-sided 3D glass design and features a 5.15-inch Full HD (1080p) display. The Mi 6 has glass on the front and back with a stainless steel frame in between. It is powered by a latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64 bit octa-core processor clocked at 2.45GHz, which is clubbed with Adreno 540 GPU, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system with MIUI 8 on top of it. The fingerprint scanner is placed in the front under the glass. Xiaomi Mi 6 is also splash-resistant, with the SIM tray also sealed against splashes.
Xioami Mi 6 get its strength from a 3350mAh battery which is coupled with MIUI optimisations which enable the Mi 6 to last up to a full day. On the camera front, the Mi 6 comes with the dual camera set up two 12-megapixel rear cameras. One camera has a wide-angle lens with 4-axis Optical Image stabilisation and another 12-megapixel telephoto camera for 2x lossless zoom. On its front, it has an 8-megapixel snapper for selfies and video calling. For connectivity, this smartphone supports 4G network with VoLTE and offers Dual SIM, Dual speakers, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GLONASS, NFC and USB-Type C. Xiaomi has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Mi 6. The Mi 6 comes with 2.2 dual WiFi technology which allows for better and wider connectivity.
However, Xiaomi doesn’t have the best of timelines for product launches in India. For the reference, last year’s Xiaomi Mi5 which was launched last year in February was made available in India in April, but only through Mi official website. The device was then rolled out to other channels such as Amazon, Flipkart etc. in June 2016 which is almost 4 months after the global launch. Further, we have no word from Xiaomi about the India pricing and expected launch date so Stay Tuned on this portal for more updates.