After months of leaks, speculations and teases, Xiaomi has finally unveiled the gen-next Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphone at an event in Beijing. The phone offers the users with gen-next technologies, and comes out into the markets with various high-end features. It has been one of the most awaited phones of the year, and now that it is finally here, it has not disappointed the fans!
Xiaomi had been going into a slump in their home markets for the last few years. However, the company aims at getting back up and regaining their lost market share in China with the Xiaomi Mi 6. While they have been doing exceptionally well in neighboring country of India, Xiaomi needs to bounce back in the markets of China. This phone looks like the perfect recipe for that! Let us take a closer look at the specifications and features of the phone
Xiaomi Mi 6 Specifications
Xiaomi Mi 6 comes out into the markets with a 5.15 inched display. The design of the smarpthone has been given quite a thought. It comes with a metal and glass body, with a four-sided curved glass design. The phone does look quite premium. It is splash proof, and features a USB Type-C port. However, there is no headphone jack.
The phone comes with a ultrasonic fingerprint sensor embedded below the glass. This is something speculated to be featured in Apple’s iPhone 8 too. It comes with stereo speakers which gives the users an immersive experience while watching content. The back panel features a smooth texture and dual cameras, giving it quite a premium look. The phone is built in perfect symmetry, claims Xiaomi.
The phone comes out with the Snapdragon 835 processor, which is one of the highlights of the Xiaomi Mi 6. It features the latest processor from Qualcomm giving it quite the processing power, and bringing it at par with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8. Thanks to the latest processor, the phone will also feature Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology. The processor is clocked in at 2.45GHz coupled with the Adreno 540 GPU.
Talking about the performance of the phone and the processing power, Xiaomi’s Founder and CEO Lei Jun claimed that the phone has better graphic abilities than last years’ iPhone 7. Moreover, the phone’s AnTuTu benchmark ratings were higher than that of Samsung Galaxy S8. This makes the Xiaomi Mi 6 one of the most powerful smartphones of recent times. The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes out into the markets with 6GB of RAM.
OS and Battery
The phone comes out with a large, 3350mAh battery, which is a strong source of power for the 5.15 inched display. Xiaomi compares the battery of the Xiaomi Mi 6 with all their major competitors such as the iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, Huawei P10, etc, and it is clearly the winner with the largest battery.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 runs on the MIUI, and Xiaomi claims that the phone can last for a whole day with the help of MIUI optimizations. These optimizations restrict the background data from running, as well as restrict the applications from starting up. These features, combined with a battery saving mode result in conserving the battery for long hours.
Xiaomi’s Mi 6 offers the users with an all-new Wi-Fi technology which features 2×2 dual Wi-Fi. Xiaomi claims that with the help of this technology, connectivity as well as speed of connection will never be a problem. It will allow the users to connect to Wi-Fi even when significantly far, and connectivity will no longer be a problem.
The phone comes out into the markets with dual cameras in the back. One of the two cameras is a 12 MP wide-angle lens, while the other is a 12 MP telephoto lens. Together, these two cameras deliver a stunning performance. It is the first ever 5.15 inched smartphone to come out with dual cameras. The phone comes with a ‘portrait mode’, which offers a great field of depth, and captures facial features in great detail. The phone is indeed a photographer’s delight.
This camera provides a 2X lossless optical zoom. This ensures that the camera can take clear pictures even from a distance. It also comes with a 10X digital zoom with ISP algorithm. The phone offers a four axis Optical Image Stabilization feature which ensures that the images and videos are stable even in a slightly shaky hand. Xiaomi Mi 6 attains this OIS with the help of a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope.
Pricing and Availability Details
The phone comes out into the markets at a price of RMB 2499 for the 6GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant. The phone comes out at RMB 2899 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant.
At the event, Xiaomi also announced the Mi 6 Ceramic edition. The Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition comes out into the markets at RMB 2999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage combination.