Xiaomi seems to have started work on the successor to last year’s Mi 5X smartphone. The back panel of alleged successor named Mi 6X had leaked recently, and now we have more images of what looks to be the final product.
The Mi 6X has appeared in the form of hands-on photos from two different sources and the overall design is similar on the black and gold color units. The most notable design change is the vertically stacked dual rear camera setup, which looks closer to that of an iPhone X. The previous leak suggested that the dual rear camera lens will be separated by LED flash like Apple iPhone X.
On the front, the Mi 6X seems to feature a design similar to that of Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones launched in December last year. The handset seems to sport a 5.99-inch panel with taller 18:9 aspect ratio.
Xiaomi had launched Mi 5X in the second half of 2017 but the new leak claims the company will showcase Mi 6X at MWC 2018 next month. A recent leak claimed that Mi 6X will be powered by company’s own Surge S2 chipset. The Surge S2 is the second-generation octa-core chipset based on ARM Cortex design with four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at up to 2.2GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.8GHz. The Surge S2 SoC uses Mali-G71 MP8 as the companion graphics processor.
Xiaomi had launched Mi 5X as Mi A1 in India, and there are already reports doing the rounds that Mi 6X will be rebranded as Mi A2 when it launches here. The Mi A1 was part of the Android One family and it is likely that the device will ship with Android One in some markets including India.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3, the successor to Mi Max 2 has also leaked in the form of device renders suggesting the smartphone will have thin bezels and feature improved hardware features. The smartphone is tipped to pack a 7-inch display in a footprint matching that of its predecessor. It is also expected to offer dual rear camera setup, and backed by a beefy 5,500mAh battery.