Xiaomi just announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 6 at an event in China, as it had promised. It packs a 5.15-inch Full HD (1080p) display, is powered by a Snadpragon 835 (64-bit) Octa-Core processor paired with 6GB of RAM, has 64GB/128GB of internal storage and runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with MIUI 8 on top.

"Xiaomi Mi 6"

In terms of camera, it comes with dual rear camera setup – 12MP + 12MP, one with wide-angle lens and other one with telephoto lens for 2x optical lossless zoom. It also has portrait mode, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus for blurring background objects. Its binocular stereoscopic vision imaging and depth learning algorithm makes edge recognition more accurate in the photos, says Xiaomi. There is also 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) to help take steady shots and videos from the wide-angle 12MP camera. On the front it has an 8-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens.

"Xiaomi Mi 6 dual rear camera"

It has four-sided 3D curved glass on the front and back with a stainless steel frame in between that has a polish which takes 12 days and 40 processes to achieve. It also has an under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint sensor at the front that can also be used for Alipay and WeChat payments, infrared sensor on the top, and dual stereo loudspeakers – one embedded into the earpiece and the other on the bottom. It lacks 3.5mm audio jack since it uses USB Type-C audio.

"Xiaomi Mi 6 colors"

The phone is also splash-resistant, all openings including the SIM tray is properly sealed and protected with nano coating, but it is not certified for water resistance.

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"Xiaomi Mi 6 splash resistant"

There’s also a ceramic version of the Mi 6 with 18K gold rims around the two cameras.

Xiaomi Mi 6 specifications:

  • 5.15-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS LCD display with 600nits brightness, 94.4% NTSC color gamut, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 1-nit ultra dark night display for reading at night
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (64-bit) SoC with Octa-Core (4 x 2.45GHz Kryo & 4 x 1.9GHz Kryo) CPU
  • Adreno 540 GPU
  • 64GB / 128GB (UFS) internal storage
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with MIUI 8
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano, dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), 2×2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, A-GPS/GLONASS/BDS, micro USB Type-C, USB OTG
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers
  • 12MP rear camera with wide-angle lens, 1.25μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, 4K ([email protected]) video recording + secondary 12MP camera with 52mm portrait lens, 1.0μm pixel size, f/2.6 aperture
  • 8MP front camera, 1080p
  • Ultrasonic Fingerprint, Infrared, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, E-compass, A-Light, Barometer sensor
  • Splash resistant body
  • Non-removable 3350mAh (typical) / 3250mAh (minimum) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, 18W fast charging
  • Dimensions: 145.17 x 70.49 ×7.45 mm
  • Weight: 168 grams / 182 grams (ceramic)
  • Colors: Bright Blue, Bright Black, White, Silver

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is priced at CNY 2,499 (US$ 360 / Rs. 23,420 approx) for the 64GB storage storage version, CNY 2,899 (US$ 420 / Rs. 27,150 approx) for the 128GB storage version and the ceramic version with 128GB storage costs CNY 2999 (US$ 435 / Rs. 28,100 approx). It will be available in China starting from April 28. No details about global roll-out yet.