Finally, after 203 days from the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 5s, the much awaited Xiaomi flagship for 2017 — the Xiaomi Mi 6 — has been unveiled. The phone sports a beautifully crafted curved body, an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on the front and a dual camera setup on the back. Let’s learn more about it!
The Xiaomi Mi 6 will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, so the rumors of it coming with a Snapdragon 821 or MediaTek Helio X30 have been proven fake, thankfully.
The Snapdragon 835 on the Xiaomi Mi 6 allowed the phone to score an insane 184.292 score on Antutu!
The Xiaomi Mi 6 also rocks insane GPU performance, scoring 63fps on GFXBench, 15fps more than the iPhone 7. The Xiaomi Mi 6 will be equipped with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Aesthetically the phone presents itself with a rounded back surface for better hand holding, very slim side bezels around the 5.15-inch display with Full HD resolution and a dual camera setup on the back. Meanwhile on the bottom we find an USB Type-C port for data transferring and charging. And there’s no headphone jack to speak of, sadly.
The display will have a special eye care mode against blue light and 600 nits luminosity.
The fingerprint scanner under the front glass is of the ultrasonic type, that means shorter recognition times and higher success rates, even when you have dirty or wet hands. Very useful as the phone is “splash resistant” as well!
The Mi 6 will pack a 3350mAh capacity battery, which is definitely more than most other 5.15-inch phones on the market. Xiaomi say the phone will master a full day of average use. The phone also sports dual stereo speakers.
As far as cameras go, the dual camera setup consists in a telephoto lens and a landscape lens (similarly to the iPhone 7 Plus). This will allow to shoot SLR-like photos with a shallow depth of field. Both cameras will have a resolution of 12MP and feature 4-axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) – yay!
Xiaomi’s Mi 6 will be available in three colors: Black, White, Blue with a gold metal frame and a crazy looking Silver Edition.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 will come on the market costing 2499 Yuan ($360) for the base 6GB + 64GB version. Meanwhile the Mi 6 Ceramic edition is offered in 6GB + 128GB and it’ll be priced 2999 Yuan ($430). The phone will be available in China starting April 28th.