We ve been seeing a good bunch of affordable smartphones by Xiaomi with the Redmi Note 4 in India, Redmi Note 4X and Redmi 4X. The company also finally unveiled the Mi 5c powered by the in-house Surge S1 processor. Amidst all these launches, the real wait is for the company s forthcoming flagship smartphone, the Mi 6. All eyes are set on the Mi 6 as it is being awaited with a lot of expectations, especially after Xiaomi s Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX smartphones. Recent speculations suggested at MWC launch for the Mi 6, but Xiaomi denied its presence altogether. A new report now says that the Mi 6 will be officially unveiled on April 16. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve Active India launch date revealed: When's the launch?Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Does 4G still outdo 5G at a lesser price?
This news comes from a Chinese report which reveals a lot more than just the release date. This undisclosed source says that the Mi 6 smartphone will be in fact powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 835 chipset. In addition to this, the Snapdragon chipset will not be an under-clocked version as rumored before. The report further mentions that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will feature a 5.2-inch LCD display with a 2.5D curved glass which is line with previous rumors. Xiaomi has been rumored to launch three variants of the Mi 6. This report adds on to this by saying that one of the variants will come with a ceramic body like the Mi Note 2.
The Mi 6 is also said to come with camera functionalities similar to that of Sony s recently launched Xperia XZ Premium smartphone. Sony Xperia XZ Premium sports a 19-megapixel rear camera which can shoot 960 fps slow motion videos of 720 pixels. Up front, the smartphone houses a 13-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera. The Xiaomi Mi 6 was earlier rumored to pack a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 sensor with 4K video recording capabilities and dual-tone LED flash. It was also rumored to sport an 8-megapixel Sony IMX268 selfie camera. ALSO READ: Sony Xperia XZ Premium with 4K HDR display, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra launched at MWC 2017: Price, specifications and features
The pricing of the Mi 6 has also been suggested which will start at CNY 1,999 (Rs 19,400 approximately). The variant which will flaunt a ceramic body touted to be the high-end version is said to be priced at CNY 2,500 (Rs 24,200 approximately).
Xiaomi Mi 6 specifications
As for the remaining specifications, two variants of the Mi 6 will carry the Snapdragon 835 chipset and the third variant would be powered by a Helio X30 chipset. The lowest variant is said to come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage and the mid-variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The high-end variant with the ceramic body is said to come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 could use a 3,000mAh battery to keep the smartphone ticking. For connectivity, the smartphone could come with a USB Type-C port. On the software front, the Mi 6 will most likely run on Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI OS layered on top.
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