Finally, the Chinese Xiaomi has launched its new flagship Xiaomi Mi 6 with latest hardware and other new features. The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with Bright Blue, Bright Black and White color option along with additional Silver color edition featuring reflective mirror finish Stainless steel frame and a Ceramic variant with 18K gold finish around the camera. The Mi 6 is priced at 2499 yuan (around $360) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage option, 2899 yuan (around $421) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage option and 2999 yuan (around $435) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage with ceramic body. The Mi 6 will be available for sale in China starting April 28th. No details currently available about its global availability and pricing.
"The Mi 6 is the culmination of our seven years of research and development in the smartphone industry, and represents the pinnacle of our journey thus far. Besides being a performance beast that is powered by Snapdragon 835, Mi 6 also demonstrates how we are constantly refining our design and pushing the boundaries of materials technology with the use of four-sided 3D curved glass and ceramic. I’m really excited to join our Mi fans today to introduce Mi 6, which once again defies price expectations, and I’m looking forward to unveiling even more amazing products in the year to come." said Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun in the event.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with an under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint sensor at the front home button and also comes with infrared sensor on the top. The company has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack but still comes with USB Type-C port that can be used for connecting USB cable and earphones. The device is splash resistant but doesn't have the water resistant and dust resistant capabilities. It comes with two 12-megapixel sensors on the rear side for dslr like quality images.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 features a 5.15-inch Full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution, 600 nits brightness, 94.4% NTSC color gamut and 1500:1 contrast ratio. It is powered by a 2.45GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 64-bit 10nm processor with Adreno 540 GPU and comes with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB / 128GB (UFS) internal storage options. It runs on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat based MIUI 8 and comes with Dual-SIM support. The device comes with a Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor and an infrared sensor and is Splash resistant as we discussed earlier.
It features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel sensor having 1.25μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, 4K video recording and another 12-megapixel sensor with 1.0 μm pixel size, 52mm portrait lens, f/2.6 aperture. It also comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The device is backed by a 3350mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and 18W fast charging. It also comes with stereo speakers and supports 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC and USB Type-C connectivity options. It measures 145.17x 70.49×7.45 mm and weights 168 grams for the non-ceramic variant and 182 grams for the ceramic variant.