Xiaomi Mi 6: What to expect (dual curved display?)

Xiaomi Mi 6: What to expect (dual curved display?)

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Xiaomi is certainly building up suspense around its new flagship model – Xiaomi Mi 6. The Chinese electronics company which reportedly surpassed $1 billion in revenue in India in 2016 has produced robust and reliable smartphones. Following up on the Mi 5 of 2016, the Xiaomi Mi 6 may be launched as early as March this year — a couple of months from now!

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to harness the computing power of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is 35 percent smaller and uses 25 percent less power than its predecessor, the  Snapdragon 820. That 25 percent less power consumption clubbed with a 4,000 mAh battery will up the longevity of Xiaomi’s new flagship smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi6

Xiaomi is expected to go all out when it comes to loading the Mi 6 with features. A physical home button will come with a built-in fingerprint sensor (Ultrasonic? Time will tell). Rapid wireless charging will give up to 50 percent charge or more within 30 minutes.

When it comes to the display, the Xiaomi Mi 6 hasn’t been left hanging high and dry. A 5.5-inch screen will be packed with 600 PPI at a resolution of 4096 x 2190 pixels. This high resolution combined with the optical image stabilisation on the rear camera is expected to deliver pro-like video quality.

Xiaomi Mi6

Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to be launched in two variants. The “standard” Mi 6 will feature 4 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal memory and Mi 6 Pro, the flagship model, will carry 6 GB RAM and a whopping 256 GB of internal memory. Moreover, Mi 6 Pro will also sport a curved display not unlike Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and it’s close cousin, the Mi Note 2.

Dolby-Xiaomi Tie Up

Adding fuel to the fire is the report that Xiaomi has struck up a deal with Dolby Laboratories to use Dolby’s Advanced Audio Coding compression technology on all their devices. This could give the Xiaomi Mi 6 great audio capabilities and save memory at the same time.

The smartphone community is ripe with speculations about the features and gizmos which will accompany Xiaomi’s latest entry. The Mi 6 Pro could be priced as low as $360 making it an instant hit if it lives up to its name.

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  • dref

    High spec, low price, and low build quality as usual, next…

    • Ibrahim Bahakim

      Low build quality? O_O
      I ordered SO MANY Xiaomi phones and their builds are excellent… None of what I ordered cracked or bent etc..
      All perfect for daily usage.

      • dref

        SO MANY, waow, which ones?

        • Ibrahim Bahakim

          Mi3 Mi4 Mi4c Redmi note 2 and 3 MTK version Mi5 and now Mi Note 2.
          Maybe I forgot a model or two… I think well as the one with upgradable battery. I think Mi2 not sure tbh.. very old phone S4 CPU I don’t recall..

          • dref

            You would say that the MI5 was well build meaning not having issues described by Andy and other reviewers: ”volume control and a power button. Both metal buttons are loose. The volume rocker is loose to the touch, while the power button looks as though it might eventually fall off at some point”
            and
            ”the home button is where the fingerprint scanner is located and it is simply terrible to look at. I don’t like the shape, the action doesn’t feel all that premium”

            • Ibrahim Bahakim

              Well the volume thing and what not.. I don’t look at them. Maybe I don’t care that much about these little things… And yes I hate the fingerprint being on the front not back.. I love Mi Max and it is amazing fingerprint. 🙁
              Loose or not they never fall off of any of my mobiles not just Mi5..
              In fact not any of my phones at all not just Xiaomi.. Maybe because I take good care of them or maybe because I change my phone every 6months to a year at most :S

            • Jasper Cz

              I love the fingerprint scanner

            • balcobomber25

              Since when does “Terrible to look at” means poor build quality? You can hate the Mi5 for it’s design, I did and I am Xiaomi fan. But that doesn’t make it a bad phone.

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN

      It’s been 1 year for my Redmi prime 2 and still no issues with regards to build quality

    • balcobomber25

      My Mi4, Mi3, Mi2s, Redmi Note and Mi Pad 2 are all still kicking none of them have had a single issue. All of them still receive MIUI updates.

    • Tariro

      I had a Redmi 1S until three months ago and I changed it because I got bored and I needed a more powerfull phone already, but it still works perfectly. I even bought a new battery in case I needed to change it but I didn’t even get to use it because the phone was still working fine, it gave me two days of battery easy. It was cheap when I bought it, similar specs than the first MoTo G, but still, I could still use it if I wanted, because it’s in perfect conditions. Besides, still receives updates…

      Needless to say I’m not a heavy user and I’m careful with it (even though that phone suffered 2 or 3 fallings). But seriously, if you think Xiaomi has low build quality, you simply have not had one.

  • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN

    Let it be 500$also, please throw in some great camera as s7 edge

  • I loved the Mi 5 but I have no desire to own a 5.5 inch phone. I used to like bigger phones, having tried the 5.7 inch Meizu Pro 5 and the 6 inch Huawei Mate 7, but I now prefer 5 inch ones. After trying the 5 inch Redmi 3S, even the Mi 5 at 5.15 seems a bit large to me.

    • Tariro

      New phones have bigger screen ratio, so they’re not really that big. I changed from 4.7″ Redmi 1S to 5,5″ Redmi Note 3 SD, only because the Redmi 3S wasn’t available in black, and I was scared that it would be too big, but it wasn’t such a big difference after all. Sometimes bezels are what make the phone so big and not so much the screensize.

      Compare the dimensions between Mi5 and Redmi 3S

      Mi5 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm (5.69 x 2.72 x 0.29 in) 73.1% screen to body ratio.
      Redmi 3S 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm (5.48 x 2.74 x 0.33 in) 71,1% scree to body ratio.

      So, Mi5 is only a bit larger, but it should be more comfortable on the hand because the other two measures are lower. Screen size doesn’t say it all.

      • Yes, the Mi 5 is only a bit larger than the Redmi 3S but I was commenting on the rumour that the Mi 6 might be a 5.5 inch phone. My point was that i hope not. I would like them to come out with a high end 5 inch phone.

  • balcobomber25

    Xiaomi needs to include universal LTE in all models of the Mi6 and keep the usual 1999 yuan price point for the base model.

    • Simon

      Honestly which would you go for OnePlus 3T Vs Xiaomi Mi6. Or is that too early to ask ?

      • balcobomber25

        Way to early to ask, we need to see what te Mi6 actually offers first. Having said that though the OnePlus 3T is a n excellent phone.

        • Simon

          Fine. I’m waiting until April anyway. Hopefully decide by then 🙂

  • NextHype

    International ROM + LTE B20 + IMX398 + sub $400 price => instant buy
    plz Millet, get it right this time xD