Beautiful Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition goes on first sale today

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition is the top-dog version of the popular smartphone for those who desire the Chinese company's technological and design best. Tricked out with a ceramic back, 18k gold camera rims, and a muscular spec sheet, the phone is going on its first sale in China May 23 at 10 AM local time. It took a while, due to material and chipset shortages.

We imagine the available stock will be depleted extremely quickly and many would-be buyers will have to wait for the second, or even third round, depending on Xiaomi's market strategy. The phone costs $436 (2999 RMB) in homeland China.

Unfortunately, the device isn't going to be easy to acquire outside Asia, though it won't be completely impossible to do so if you are willing to pay all the shipping and import taxes involved when buying from a re-seller. Just don't go about that if you live in the US, because you likely won't get good, or any at all 4G LTE coverage.

Like the base model Xiaomi Mi 6, the ceramic version is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor and features as many as 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. It has a dual-camera setup with 2x optical zoom, wide angle lens, 4-axis OIS stabilization, and a telephoto lens for cool portraits. It's basically the iPhone 7 Plus camera hardware and it lands shots in the same ballpark – though not entirely alike, obviously, due to differences in image processing algorithms and hardware specifics like the 4-axis OIS stabilization.

Additionally, there's a 5.15-inch 1080p resolution screen on the Mi 6 Ceramic, along with splash resistance, a fingerprint scanner embedded directly under the display glass cover, stereo speakers, a 3350mAh battery, and an USB Type C port.

Though it's a technological powerhouse and it looks jolly good, the Xiaomi Mi 6 isn't nearly the most interesting phone the company has coming this year – read why.



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Mi 6
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3350 mAh



1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This is why Samsung cannot penetrate the China market anymore. Similarly good phones for low prices.

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Same can be said with other top brands which are non-Chinese.

6. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Those gold rims are not for my taste. Silver or Platinum would be more stylish, but that is just me. Not interested. Cheers.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4371; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Interested to know what sensor they are using for the fps under glass. Nice to see a phone released with this already. Makes me hopeful it will be baked and ready for the Note 8.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"under glass" not "under glass on screen" xiaomi been use that "under glass" FPscanner since last year..

3. Smat1234 unregistered

Does anyone know why Chinese phones are not legally allowed to be exported to advanced countries(i.e. US, EU)? All we can buy is some small batches sold online.

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Advanced countries???

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