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Xiaomi Mi 6X Launched With Snapdragon 660 SoC

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Xiaomi Mi 6X Launched With Snapdragon 660 SoC

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Xiaomi

Model / Variant

Mi 6X

Launch Date

25th April

Price

Starting CNY 1599 (Rs 16800)

Weight

166 grams

Design

Front Glass
Aluminium Back and Frame

Colors

Cherry Pink
Flame Red
Sand Gold
Glacier Blue
Black

Display Size and Type

5.99 inch
IPS LCD

Display Resolution

2160 x 1080 px
18:9 Aspect Ratio
403 ppi

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Chipset

Snapdragon 660

CPU

Octa-core
4 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260
4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260

GPU

Adreno 512

Memory Storage

64GB
128GB

RAM

4GB
6GB

Memory Expandability

Hybrid MicroSD card slot
Up to 256GB

Operating System

Android 8 Oreo
MIUI 9.5

Primary Camera

20MP Sony IMX486
f/1.75 aperture
2-micron pixel size

12MP Sony IMX486 Telephoto
f/1.75 aperture
1.25-micron pixel size.

Camera Features

PDAF
HDR
Panorama
Portrait Mode
AI Mode
Scene Detection
2X Lossless zoom

Primary Video

4K @ 30fps

Secondary Camera

20MP Sony IMX376
Soft light LED flash.

Secondary Camera Video

1080P @ 30fps

Battery

3010 mAh
QuickCharge 3.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
FM Radio
IR Blaster

Other Features

Fingerprint Sensor
Face Unlock

Xiaomi has launched the follow up of its highly popular Mi 5X, the Xiaomi Mi 6X at an event in China. The Mi 6X will be available in three variants, the base model will have 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, the second will have the same storage and 6GB of RAM and the priciest version of the Mi 6X will have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

The pricing will start at CNY 1599 (Rs 16800 approx.) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant. The 6GB RAM/64GB storage variant will be priced at CNY 1799 (Rs 19,000 approx.), while the 128GB storage model will retail for CNY 1999 (Rs 21,200 approx.). As was evident from previous teasers of the smartphone, the Mi 6X will be available in Cherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, and Black colour variants.

The Xiaomi Mi 6X has a 5.99 inch IPS LCD display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution. This is the same display found on the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India and the size of the bezels is also identical.

Redmi Note 5 Pro

Under the hood, the Xiaomi Mi 6X runs on the Snapdragon 660 chipset, coupled with either 4GB of 6GB of RAM. The onboard storage will be expandable via a microSD card slot which is a hybrid slot. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the smartphone which has been the case with almost every Xiaomi smartphone.

Powering the smartphone 3010 mAh battery. Interestingly, the smartphone supports QuickCharge 3.0 which means it also has a USB type C port, something that a lot of Xiaomi fans wanted on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Out of the box, the Mi 6X will run on Android 8 Oreo with MIUI 9.5 on top. This means that the Mi 6X will also have Face Unlock feature, like the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Mi 6X will also support Project Treble for faster software updates.

The AI-powered dual-camera setup was teased a lot leading up to the launch. Out of the two cameras on the back, the main sensor is a 20MP Sony IMX486 with an f/1.75 aperture and 2-micron pixel size. The secondary sensor is 12MP Sony IMX486 telephoto lens with an f/1.75 aperture and 1.25-micron pixel size. The AI is used to identify over 206 scenes in the camera app which includes food mode, text, greenery, sky, beach, snow, cats, dogs and many more. Once a scene is detected, the camera automatically tweaks its settings for, in theory, a better image. On the front of the Mi 6X is a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with soft light LED flash.

The Mi 5X was launched in India as the Mi A1 with stock Android OS. The Mi A1 turned out to be a smash hit for Xiaomi and the company would want to build on the Mi A1’s popularity in India. The Mi 6X, if launched as the Mi A2 or Mi A1 (2018) would be a sizeable upgrade over the Mi A1, provided Xiaomi keeps the pricing of the device competitive.

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