Official: Xiaomi Mi 6 with 6GB RAM, Dual 12MP Rear Cameras, SD835 SoC
The anticipated Xiaomi Mi 6 is now official. The flagship, which succeeds the Mi 5S and Mi 5S Plus, was introduced by Xiaomi CEO – Lei Jun at a press conference in Beijing, China. It relies on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 64-bit 10nm processor that has a max clock speed of 2.45GHz and Adreno 540 GPU.
Achieving a total AnTuTu score above 184,000, the Mi 6 boots Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with MIUI 8 and packs 6GB LPDDR4X RAM as well as 64GB/128GB (UFS) built-in storage. It has the same 5.15-inch FHD display with 600 nits brightness, 94.4% NTSC color gamut and 1500:1 contrast ratio as the MI 5S.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 also has a reading (eye-protection) mode that cuts down blue light and the extra night mode reaches its lowest brightness at 1nit. It has a stainless steel body frame with four-sided 3D curved glass, USB Type-C Port (no 3.5mm jack) and under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint sensor (front).
The setup of the dual-rear 12MP cameras include a wide-angle lens and the other, a telephoto lens. It also has a depth-of-field portrait mode, similar to that on the Huawei P10 and iPhone 7 Plus, and improved beauty face technology. The camera also has 2x optical lossless zoom, 10x digital zoom, using an ISP algorithm and 4-axis OIS for steady shots and videos.
The rest of the Mi 6 Specs include – Infrared Sensor, front 8MP selfie camera, dual stereo speakers, 4G LTE, Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2×2 MU-MIMO, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou and Bluetooth 5.0. A 3350mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, 18W fast charging keeps the lights on.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is also splash resistant but not water resistant certified and the fingerprint sensor can be used for WeChat and Alipay payments. It will arrive in Black, Blue with Gold trims and White colours, and the company is also releasing a Silver Edition with reflective mirror finish and special Ceramic Edition with 18K gold finish around the camera.
In terms of pricing, the Mi 6 is priced at CNY 2,499 (US$ 363) and CNY 2,899 (US$ 421) for the 64GB and 128GB storage models respectively. The Ceramic body option will also have 128GB storage and sell for CNY 2,999 (US$ 436). Starting April 28th, Sales is billed to commence in China on Mi.com, Mi Home and participating online merchants.