The Xiaomi Mi 6 was launched last month this year. While the smartphone comes with top-end specifications, it was also praised for its design. The Mi 6 is also splash resistant, which basically means phones can survive splashes of water. Though it does not mean it can survive being submerged in water. To have that, the Mi 6 would have required higher IP certifications. Several top-end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S8 come with IP68 certification. So what possibly could have prevented the Mi 6 from securing a dust and water-resistance certification? Well, a teardown video on YouTube claims to have found the answer. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could launch as a high-end phone with tons of exciting featuresAlso Read - Xiaomi confirms Mi 11 Lite colour variants in India: Here are the options available
Youtuber named JerryRigEverything is popular for putting premium smartphones through torture tests followed by a teardown to reveal intricacies of their built. In his latest video, he tore down the Xiaomi Mi 6. He also stripped the back glass off paint to make it transparent rear panel. Apparently, from the video, the Mi 6 seems to have got almost everything right to be waterproof, but just one hole kept the device away from getting that label. Also Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021
From the video, the nano-SIM slot on the Mi6 has a rubber seal while most of the other holes on the device have special water resistant mesh. There is no 3.5 mm audio jack on Mi 6, so one less hole to take care of. The Xiaomi Mi 6 has speakers and mic grille sealed with special mesh screens to keep the water out. However, the USB-C port on Mi 6 has turned out to be the weakling in terms of making it waterproof. The port used for connectivity and charging has no waterproofing on it at all. Watch the video below.
The chips and other components under the hood are held by 16 standard Philips head screws and magical sticky tape. The device can be opened and loosened without any major hurdles. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6 hands-on and first impressions: Innovative design and visible craftsmanship
Xiaomi Mi 6 specifications and features
To recall, the Xiaomi Mi 6 has a 5.15-inch screen with a curved glass body. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM, and Adreno 540 GPU. The handset features a home button on the front panel which also doubles up as a fingerprint sensor.
In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Mi 6 sports a dual-rear camera setup, with two 12-megapixel camera sensors combining of a wide-angle lens with 4-axis OIS and a telephoto lens. On the front, there s an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. Mi 6 houses a 3,350mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support. The smartphone runs on Android Nougat out-of-the-box with MIUI custom OS skin on top.