There have been enough rumors about Xiaomi s upcoming flagship smartphone Mi 6. Successor to the Mi 5, the Mi 6 is expected to be launched in three variants differentiated by the processors it is powered with. But when it comes to its appearance, fresh rumors suggest that the smartphone will in fact look like a smaller version of the Mi Note 2, which was launched in October. Also Read - RedmiBook Pro, RedmiBook e-Learning Edition launch in India, start at Rs 41,999Also Read - Massive Rs 2,000 flat discount on Xiaomi Mi 11X: Check the mouth-watering deal on Amazon
The Mi Note 2, which is the successor to the Mi Note launched last year, has among its highlights a 3D glass design along with top-of-the-line hardware. It comes with a dual-edge curved display, akin to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Now, a Chinese tipster on Weibo has revealed that the Mi 6 will look like the Mi Note 2, albeit slightly smaller in size. The Mi Note 2 features a 5.7-inch dual-edge flexible OLED display, while the Mi 6 has been long speculated to come with a 2.5D curved display. However, there have been no details about the exact dimension of the screen and whether it will be a curved edge display. Nonetheless, a Mi Note 2-like design gives us a fair idea about how the Mi 6 would look like. Its predecessor, Mi 5, featured a 5.15-inch full HD display. One can expect the Mi 6 to take forth the same display size albeit in a dual-edge curve design. Also Read - Xiaomi RedmiBook laptops launching later today: Livestream details, expected prices, etc
If rumors are to be believed, the Mi 6 will be available in three color variants of black, white, and blue. Recent reports suggested that Xiaomi will opt for a dual-tone design with a metal back for the Mi 6. In line with earlier rumors, the Mi 6 will house Qualcomm s latest Snapdragon 835 processor which comes with support for Quick Charge 4.0. The newest charging capability is expected to offer up to five hours of juice in just five minutes of charging. It is also likely that the Mi 6 will be a USB Type-C based smartphone. Given the use of Qualcomm s latest chipset, the smartphone could further boast a 4K display and get a bump in RAM. There have been reports about the use of up to 6GB of RAM. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6 rumored to be launched in three chipset variants
Among other speculations, the Mi 6 is expected to come with a physical home button which would double up as a fingerprint sensor. As per the latest rumors, the Mi 6 will come in two storage variants of 128GB and 256GB. On the software front, the Mi 6 is expected to run Android 7.0 Nougat or Android 7.1 Nougat update with MIUI 9 OS layered above. In terms of photography, it is expected to come with a 16-megapixel rear shooter with 4K video recording capabilities and dual-tone LED flash, along with a 4-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. The smartphone could come with a 3,000mAh battery.
One of the most interesting bits here is the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 6. Earlier it was speculated that it will be launched in April, but recent reports suggest an early launch on the February 14, coinciding with Valentine s Day. However, yet another rumor this week has hinted at a launch date of February 6. Although it makes sense for Xiaomi to unveil its latest flagship at the upcoming CES 2017 event, where it will be making its debut, one needs to take the rumors with a pinch of salt till any official invites are sent across. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6 now rumored to launch on February 6; here s everything we know so far