Xiaomi had just yesterday launched Mi Max 2 in China while its another flagship Mi 6 smartphone was launched back in April this year in China. Now, if a recent tweet from Xiaomi India chief is to be believed, Xiaomi might be launching a smartphone in India in July this year.
On his official Twitter handle, Manu Kumar Jain revealed that the company holds the first flash sale of a smartphone on the 23rd date of the month. As per his tweet, Xiaomi has sold 250,000 Redmi Note 4 handsets on January 23, then 250,000 of the Redmi 4A handsets were sold on March 23, and again 250,000 Redmi 4 handsets were sold on May 23. All the smartphones were sold on 23rd of the month via their first flash sales. Then he asked for suggestions of what Xiaomi should do on 23rd of July. This could simply imply that Xiaomi is planning a launch in July and will subsequently hold the flash sale on 23rd July. While Manu Kumar Jain has not revealed the name of any smartphone which will be launched, but it is highly expected that Xiaomi might be launching Xiaomi Mi Max 2 or Mi 6.
His tweet reads “23 Jan: 250K+ #RedmiNote4. 23 Mar: 250K+ #Redmi4A. 23 May: 250K+ #Redmi4 Any suggestions on what we should do on 23rd July?”
To recall, 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.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 features a full metal body and a 6.4-inch full HD 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The smartphone is powered by 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506GPU which is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 rear sensor with a f/2.2 aperture, 1.25 micron and Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF). On its front, it has a 5-megapixel selfie camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture. The Mi Max 2 rear camera sits on the upper left of the device, along with Dual LED flashlight, a fingerprint scanner placed on its back panel, USB Type-C port on the bottom with speaker holes, a headphone jack and an infrared port on the top. It also features an IR blaster, which the Xiaomi claims can act as a universal remote for televisions and air conditions.
The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system which will be wrapped under MIUI 8 and will be backed up by a 5,300mAh battery. The battery comes with Quick charge 3.0 support with parallel charging. It claims to offer two days of battery life and provides 68% charge in just 1 hour. Besides, the smartphone offers hybrid dual sim, 4G VoLTE, WiFi, GPS + GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type C, Accelerometer, Light sensor, Gyroscope, and Proximity sensor. It measures 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6mm and weighs 211 grams.