If the new round of leaks is to be believed, Xiaomi will be unveiling a Ceramic Edition of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6. The information comes straight from popular Chinese analyst Kevin Wang.
The analyst has revealed on Chinese microblogging website, Weibo that Xioami Mi 6 will come in a special edition with a ceramic body. Furthermore, as per his post, Apple might also be using aCeramic body in their next iPhone.
If this leak stands true then prior to Xiaomi Mi 6, the Mi 5 and Mi Mix also came with a ceramic body. The phone’s camera information also surfaced yesterday which revealed that the Xiaomi Mi 6 might sport Sony’s IMX400 camera sensor on the back, though the higher-end Mi 6 model might ship with a dual camera setup on the back. Previously, the Mi6 was rumoured to feature the IMX386 camera sensor.
Recently, three new sketches of the alleged Xiaomi Mi 6 were leaked online on Chinese microblogging website Weibo. The sketches revealed the design of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6. The sketches show that Mi 6 has thick bezels at the top and bottom of the device and has slimmer bezels on the left and right sides of the screen. As seen from the sketches, a Type-C USB port is placed on the bottom of the phone along with two external speaker grills. A fingerprint sensor is also expected at the home button below the display in the front of the device. The back side of the Mi 6 shows the company’s Mi logo on the device. The right-hand side of the smartphone shows the power/lock, volume up and volume down buttons. Furthermore, there is a dual camera setup along with the dual LED flash placed next to those camera sensors also which is visible from the sketches.
Recent reports have revealed that Xiaomi Mi 6 will indeed come with a flat variant with 5.2 inches full HD LCD display instead of an OLED display with dual-curved edges. Meanwhile, another report revealed that Xiaomi Mi 6 will arrive in three different variants with different chipsets. The first variant will be equipped with Helio X30 SoC and the second variant will run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The third variant will also come with the same Qualcomm’s chipset.
The Snapdragon 835 variant of the Mi 6 is rumoured to arrive in two variants – 6GB RAM with 256GB internal storage, and 4GB RAM with 128GB internal storage. Both the variants are said to feature OLED panels with 2K resolution. The other variant of Mi 6 which is said to use the MediaTek Helio X30 processor is rumoured to come only in one option which includes 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The Mi 6 will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and will be powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi is expected to be announced next month on April 16. The pricing of Mi 6 has also leaked before. There will be three variants – 4GB RAM with 32GB internal memory, 4GB with 64GB internal memory and 6GB RAM with 128GB internal memory. Price will be in the range of 1999 Yuan (which is approximately Rs 19,362) to 2500 Yuan (which is approximately Rs 24,221) for all the variants. The 6GB RAM variant will come with a ceramic body.