Xiaomi Mi 6 to be launched on April 16, 2017
The launch of the upgraded version of the Mi 5 from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi, the Mi 6, is expected to be on April 16, 2017, according to a Chinese website which claims to have confirmed the news.
Since Samsung had placed a big order for the Snapdragon 835, Xiaomi had to release the Mi 5 last year with the under-clocked Snapdragon 820 chipset. The Mi 6 may suffer a similar fate, and hence, will be the first smartphone from Xiaomi to run on the underclocked Snapdragon 835 chipset with an octa-core processor and Adreno 540 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to have a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a combination of 2.5D glass and a variant with ceramic body. The display of the Xiaomi Mi 6 will most likely have a 2560 x 1440 px resolution.
The report on the Chinese website also suggests that the Mi 6 will be equipped with the same camera as the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which has three 1/2.3″ sensors. The camera will support ultra-high speed video capture at 960 fps. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to be available in two variants : one will pack 4GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage and the other will pack 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. Xiaomi will also launch a limited ceramic-construct variant of the Mi 6 which will pack 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. The Mi 6 will be launched with a front-mounted fingerprint sensor, barometer, accelerometer and gyroscope, among other additional features.
While the two variants with the glass body are expected to be available for a price of 1999 CNY (approx. Rs. 19600), the availability of the Xiaomi Mi 6 ceramic body variant is expected at a price of 2500 CNY (approx. Rs. 24500).