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Xiaomi officially unveils the new Mi 6 smartphone

by on19 April 2017

Snapdragon 835 SoC, 5.15-inch screen and no headphone jack

As expected and announced earlier, Xiaomi has unveiled its newest flagship smartphone, the Mi 6, at an event in China.

Confirming previous rumors, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is built around a 5.5-inch FHD (1920x1080) resolution screen and comes with four-sided 3D curved glass on the front and back, connected with a high-end stainless steel frame, which, according to Xiaomi, is put through 40 processes to get the perfect polish. Xiaomi was quite keen to talk about uniform alignment, saying that the Mi 6 antenna line is perfectly aligned to display, while the card slot is aligned to the volume keys.

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The heart of the Xiaomi Mi 6 is Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 SoC with Adreno 540 GPU, backed by 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of storage, depending on the version. The phone has a decent 3,350mAh battery inside which should be enough to make it competitive with all the flagship smartphones.

Xiaomi also included a dual-camera configuration at the back, which includes two 12-megapixel cameras, one with a wide-angle lens and other with a telephoto lens. It also comes with a four-axis stabilization. There is also an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Xiaomi decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, leave the USB Type-C connector at the bottom and include stereo speakers. It also has an embedded sensor under the home button at the front, which supports Qualcomm's Sense ID, and the phone is also "splash resistant". The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 OS with its own MIUI on top of it. 

According to Xiaomi, the Mi 6 will be available from April 28th with a price starting at CNY2,499 (US $360) for the base 64GB version, CNY2,899 (US $420) for the 128GB version. The exclusive ceramic version with 18K gold rings around the cameras will go for CNY2,999 (US $435). Xiaomi also said that the global release will be announced at a later date. As detailed earlier, the smartphone is available in Black, White and Blue color standard versions as well as two special versions, Ceramic and Silver.

Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphone will certainly be popular as it offers a high-end chipset and plenty of new features and does so while having an affordable price tag.

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