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.
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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 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.
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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.