Xiaomi Mi 6 has been launched in China as it was expected, and the phone sports a dual-rear camera setup along with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor. The phone is starting at a price of Yuan 2499 (Rs 24,000) for the 6GB RAM+64GB storage option, Yuan 2899 for the 6GB RAM+128GB storage version (Rs 27,000) and Yuan 2999 for the 6GB RAM+128GB version with Ceramic design.
After the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is the latest smartphone running this new Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor. The 10nm FinFET technology processor is 35 per cent smaller and 25 per cent more efficient than its predecessors
Xiaomi Mi 6 features a 5.15-inch display with Full HD resolution. The display in Xiaomi Mi 6 has 600 nit maximum brightness. The front-facing fingerprint sensor is embedded inside the display.
Xiaomi has introduced a four-sided 3D glass design for the Mi 6 Ceramic version of the phone. Xiaomi has added 18K gold rims on the rear camera of this version, and claim this ceramic body version is wear and tear ready as well.
In terms of camera, Xiaomi Mi 6 gets a 12MP wide-angle lens+12MP telephoto lens at the rear. There’s a new ‘Portrait Mode’ that blurs background while focusing on subject. The feature is similar to the one introduced on Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Other features of the camera are 2 x optical lossless zoom and 4-axis OIS.
Xiaomi Mi 6 is splash-resistant with its SIM tray protected against splashes as well. There are dual stereo speakers at the bottom. Apart from blue colour option, Mi 6 will also be available in silver colour variant. The smartphone ships with new 2×2 dual Wi-Fi technology, claimed to increase connectivity and speed.
Xiaomi Mi 6 has a 3,350mAh battery which the company claims will easily last for up to a day with MIUI optimizations. It uses a Type-C USB port for charging.
Xiaomi has also done away with the headphone jack in this Mi 6, following Apple and LeEco. Xiaomi’s MIUI increases battery life by restricting apps from starting up, freezing background data from running and battery-saving mode, claims the company. The company has not specified which version of Android is running on the Mi 6 smartphone.