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Xiaomi Mi 6 is now official; phone will be released on April 28th with SD-835 and 6GB of RAM

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Xiaomi Mi 6 is now official; phone will be released on April 28th with SD-835 and 6GB of RAM
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is now official. Introduced by Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun this morning, the eagerly awaited handset features a 5.15-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood with an octa-core 2.45 GHz CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. The handset will come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of native storage. A 3350mAh battery is charged with keeping the lights on. Because the Snapdragon 835 SoC is 25% more efficient than the Snapdragon 820, the Mi 6 should provide users with outstanding battery life.

The dual rear camera setup in back features a 12MP regular camera, and a 12MP telephoto snapper. The second camera provides 2x lossless zoom in order to capture photos taken at a distance. The dual camera setup will also allow users to snap portraits with the background blur that enhances the look of such photos. And to keep shaking hands from ruining videos, the standard camera will be equipped with four-axis optical anti-shake functionality.

While there is no 3.5mm headphone jack, the Mi 6 will feature stereo speakers. Xiaomi is throwing in Qualcomm's Sense ID technology, which means that the handset's fingerprint scanner scans fingerprints in three dimensions, making it harder to bypass. Giving the Mi 6 a premium look is four-sided 3D curved glass. The version of Xiaomi's MIUI based on Android 7.1.1 is pre-installed, and a Type-C USB port is on board.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will be available in Black, White and Blue with two special editions, Ceramic and Silver. The ceramic edition will feature 18K gold camera rims. The device measures 7.45mm thick, and is splash-resistant.

"Mi 6 is the culmination of our seven years of research and development in the smartphone industry, and represents the pinnacle of our journey thus far. Besides being a performance beast that is powered by Snapdragon 835, Mi 6 also demonstrates how we are constantly refining our design and pushing the boundaries of materials technology with the use of four-sided 3D curved glass and ceramic. I’m really excited to join our Mi fans today to introduce Mi 6, which once again defies price expectations, and I’m looking forward to unveiling even more amazing products in the year to come."-Lei Jun, founder & CEO, Xiaomi

Pricing starts at the equivalent of $363 USD for the model with 64GB of native storage. The unit packing 128GB of native storage will cost the equivalent of $421 USD, and the Ceramic edition is priced at the equivalent of $436 USD. The Xiaomi Mi 6 will be released on April 28th at Mi.com and and in all 72 Mi Home stores in China. A global release will be announced at a later date.


source: Xiaomi (translated)

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posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:50 1

1. nh1402 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


"Mi 6 will feature front-facing stereo speakers" I think it's quite clear from the images, that is not the case, I believe they are bottom firing stereo speakers. (or one as earpiece and one bottom firing)

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:54 6

4. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


One is bottom and one is in the earpiece.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:59

33. kishore3k (Posts: 94; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


those who want to see hand on images of MI6 goto gizmo china website (All colours)

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:50 1

2. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


I think this year xiaomi mi6 will give much tougher competition to op5.
Unlike last year when op3 was much more appreciated by customers.
atleast there is some 5 inch smartphone available with flagship specs. I thank xiaomi for that.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:06 3

14. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


MIUI is enough turn off for me. If you think Samsung updates slowly for Android versions, you haven't seen anything yet.

MIUI is a steaming pile of horse poop. It has issues with common Bluetooth devices, WiFi direct and most likely comes with Chinese Spyware pre installed.

OxygenOS is enough reason to choose OP. Mi6 is your regular flagship with updated specs. OP5 will be much better.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:21 3

17. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


When I use touchwiz and miui , i am not worried about updates. Let the stock people cry for updates.
Considering now Samsung will not produce 5 inch device like s7, mi6 is the only hope left to people like me. I am not much into Sony, HTC mobiles.
I wish oneplus release some 5 inch device in future.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:23

18. AmashAziz (Posts: 986; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


But price and design are somethings (among others) that could sway people away from Oneplus 4/5. Ofcourse, that won't necessarily be a case.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 06:49

26. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


OP5 would be pretty cheap too. Remember that the 350$ price will turn into more than $450 outside China. So the prices will be really close.

And the design seems mediocre to me. On screen buttons and still way too much bezel. Looks like an iPhone.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 06:49

27. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


S8 is not bigger than regular 5" phones.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 06:54

28. AmashAziz (Posts: 986; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


I should have mentioned that i was talking about China and the countries where the mi 6 costs less than USD 360.

In other areas, prices would definitely hike and will be more around Oneplus 4/5. As for the design, if the latter stays with metal, then people would have to choose between it and glass. That could sway users towards mi 6. Also, we'll have to see if the Oneplus goes with dual rear cameras or not. Which could also be a deciding fctor for some. You might not have a use for it, but not everyone else is the same.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:31

30. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


Metal >>>>>>> glass unless you like wireless charging. Mi6 doesn't support it anyway.

Also they removed the headphone jack :(. Which means no buy for me.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 09:30 1

36. AmashAziz (Posts: 986; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Again.......both of those things aren't a deciding factor for everyone.

But I hope they offer USB-C headphones in the box, or atleast an adapter.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 10:05 1

37. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


I have over $600 of equipment that would go useless without that port. And no adapter for me. The DAC in those are terrible.

Also I don't want cheap $1 bundled type C earphones. Keep that trash away.

Most people care about fragile panel and 3.5mm jack. Normal people buy Samsung or Apple. Only geeks and misers buy oneplus or xiaomi. They care about this stuff.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 10:56

39. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


@Tyrion
For Samsung's standard s8 is closer to s7edge and not s7. S8 is 6mm taller than s7 and 3mm shorter than s7edge.
But if someone uses iPhone or pixel , etc
S8 would feel like almost 5 inch mobile.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 16:27

41. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 396; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


What phone are you holding out for?

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 22:21

43. yoghibawono (Posts: 233; Member since: 04 May 2016)


"MIUI is a steaming pile of horse poop. It has issues with common Bluetooth devices, WiFi direct and most likely comes with Chinese Spyware pre installed. "

clearly you never used Xiaomi. Hey arent OP is slow in terms of update? thank goodness you have the devs at xda.

I am grateful both XDA & MIUI support updates regularly for my mi devices.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 22:40

47. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


Something that doesn't suck. S8 has average battery and hence doesn't work for me.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:52 1

3. abdoualgeria (Posts: 653; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


360$ seems pretty good for what you get , waiting for the dual lens how will gonna perform....

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:56 1

5. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


Basically it is mix of iPhone 7 and 7 plus without iOS. And almost 50% cheaper.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 03:57 3

6. Zylam (Posts: 1014; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Almost as good as the S8 for a third of the price.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 04:01 4

7. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


In VFM terms , mi6 is very close to s8. But quality wise Samsung is still far ahead of xiaomi.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 04:51 1

9. Zylam (Posts: 1014; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Not 600 dollars worth ahead.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:01 1

12. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


If you pay $600 to Samsung, you can trust it .

But paying $400 to xiaomi is a risk. They take your money and go. Most of the people return disappointed from xiaomi service centers.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:14 3

29. Zylam (Posts: 1014; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Really you can trust Samsung quality? Remind us again how last year's Samsung flagship was? That's right it blew up in you face before the recall and then again after they recall, that's Samsung quality.

Also who are these people who returned disappointed? Xiaomi phones sell out in minutes and are loved in the counties where they are sold locally.

Xiaomi's entire brand built on quality affordable high spec hardware.

You just can't accept the fact that a phone that costs less then half as much as an S8 does 99% as much.

Get over it, the S8 is great, if you love it, buy it. Doesn't change the fact that this new Xiaomi is crazy value for money. Accept it and move on.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:51 1

32. keithtae (Posts: 534; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Yes, we can trust samsung, at least they picked up their s**ts and went for recalls, xiaomi phones have been exploding for the past few years and you see them did nothing. And most of all, their phones just built cheap and laggy as well despite the "flagship specs"

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 17:39

42. ColinW (Posts: 223; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


I like Samsung phones have had many since the Note 2, just taken delivery of an S8+. I also have had two Xiaomis and they have both been excellent phones and superb value, I would recommend them to anyone.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 22:22

44. yoghibawono (Posts: 233; Member since: 04 May 2016)


who are you talking to? a risk? what risk? I own mi4, mi4c, mi5. No risk being taken. Speak from experience mate, not some nonsense.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 22:24

45. yoghibawono (Posts: 233; Member since: 04 May 2016)


lol they did do something and Samsung exploding case is much bigger than XIaomi's other brand, You can compare those cases

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 04:32 1

8. kishore3k (Posts: 94; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


For those who are going to question MIUI ,use it for 1week and comment about it. It's 5.15" device still has 3350Mah battery with 7.45mmthick . and price $360 dollar for 64GB+6GB Less than 50% of iphone7 and Samsung s8 . Camera seems really promising.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:07 1

15. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


Used it for a few weeks, second worst UI after EMUI.

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