Xiaomi Mi 6X Back Panel Reveals iPhone X-Like Dual Camera Setup
Xiaomi consistently launches smartphones in its native market and sometimes, these devices get a global launch. In 2017, the Chinese smartphone maker launched the Mi 5X in China and a few weeks later, the Mi 5X with stock Android OS was launched as the Mi A1 in India. The successor to the Mi 5X, the Mi 6X is expected to be launched close to mid-2018 and a new image reveals a key detail about the device.
The leaked image of the back panel of the upcoming Mi 6X reveals a dual-camera setup vertically placed. Similar to the iPhone X, it appears that the LED flash will also be placed between the two sensors. Apart from the dual-camera setup, the build quality looks to be metallic with an aluminium unibody design. There is no cutout for a fingerprint sensor which either means that the device will have thick bezels and a fingerprint sensor housed inside the home button, or an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Even though a fingerprint sensor inside the display for a mid-range device sounds outlandish right now, the smartphone is expected to be launched in mid-2018 which gives Xiaomi a lot of time to perfect the technology. If Xiaomi does go for a 16:9 aspect ratio, it might be a bad move especially if it wants to launch the device in markets other than China. The Indian market already has more modern looking mid-range smartphones like the Honor 7X. There are rumours that the Moto G6 Plus will have an 18:9 aspect ratio which will soon become an industry norm.
There are no details about the specifications of the upcoming smartphone however, this could very well be the Mi A1 (2018) or Mi A2 as its predecessor, the Mi 5X was launched as the Mi A1 in India back in September 2017. Whether Xiaomi decides to launch it in India is a different case but, the popularity of the Mi A1 might inspire the company to launch a successor here in India.