China’s first domestic smartphone equipped with the Snapdragon 835 chip, the Mi 6 has been set to launch on April 19. The Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship was earlier thought to launch today but it turned out Xiaomi fixed today to announce the launch date of the device and that date is just a couple of days away.
The teaser poster announcing the launch had the rider; “You waited 203 days, we waited 7 years”. This is apparently referring to the Mi 5S launch which is 203 days back. Xiaomi is still basking in the euphoria of its 7years of existence and that is also contained in the teaser.
While we don’t have too many details about the Mi 6 design and specs, we do know that it would pack a Snapdragon 835 chipset and on the design end, we may likely get a flagship with a ceramic body. The poster contains the number 6 and the “6” looks like it has a well-polished ceramic body. The Mi 6 will also come with a dual camera setup at its rear and lots of innovative features.
Apart from the launch date, pricing details were also spotted on the Chinese social media site. Xiaomi Mi 6 will allegedly be launched in 4GB of RAM + 64GB storage and 4GB + 128GB variants priced at CNY 2,199 (roughly Rs. 20,500), and CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 24,300), respectively. The bigger Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus, on the other hand is tipped to be be offered in 6GB of RAM + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, and 6GB + 256GB variants, which will reportedly be priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 25,000), CNY 3,099 (roughly Rs. 28,990) and CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 34,600), respectively. The prices and storage options are slightly different than what was rumoured late last month.
From what we know so far, the Xiaomi Mi 6 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat – an heretofore unreleased version of MIUI, the company’s custom ROM. It will feature a 5.1-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) display. It is tipped to offer 64GB or 128GB of inbuilt storage as well. As for camera, the Mi 6 is tipped to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording support and an 8-megapixel front snapper capable of 4K recording as well.
Meanwhile, the Mi 6 Plus flagship has been tipped to sport a Quad HD 2K OLED display with dual curved edges and dual rear camera setup, while the Mi 6 will allegedly sport a flat display. Both the flagships are expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and come with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology for fast charging support. The smartphone is also expected to house a 4000mAh battery, although this will likely be for the Mi 6 Plus.