Xiaomi has finally took off the wraps from its 2017 flagship handset. At an event in China, the company has announced its flagship Mi 6 smartphone. The new handset packs the best possible hardware on the market and the best thing is it isn't that expensive.
The base model with 64 GB of storage starts at $360, while 128 GB model costs $420. That is slightly more than the Mi 5, but still a lot less than most of the flagship phones. The variant with a ceramic back panel and 128 GB of storage will go on sale for $440.
The heart of the phone is Snapdragon 835 processor, the top-end Qualcomm chipset, which is paired with 6 GB of storage and a 3,350 mAh battery.
The phone has a 5.15-inch display with 1080p resolution and a dual rear camera setup with two 12-megapixel lenses. Also worth mentioning is a stainless steel frame with 3D curved glass on four sides, stereo speakers, an under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint sensor at the front, an infrared sensor on the top and USB Type-C port, but it lacks a 3.5mm audio jack. It is also splash resistant, but it isn't certified for water resistance. So far no word on the larger model.
Xiaomi Mi 6 specifications
- 5.15-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD display with 600 nits brightness, 94.4% NTSC color gamut, 1500:1 contrast ratio
- 2.45GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 64-bit 10nm processor with Adreno 540 GPU
- 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB / 128GB (UFS) internal storage
- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with MIUI 8
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- Splash resistant
- 12MP rear camera with 1.25μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, 4K video recording, secondary 12MP camera with 1.0 μm pixel size, 52mm portrait lens, f/2.6 aperture
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- Stereo speakers
- Dimensions: 145.17x 70.49×7.45 mm; Weight: 168g / 182g (ceramic)
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
- 3350mAh (typical) / 3250mAh (minimum) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, 18W fast charging