The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6 will be available in three distinct versions


In 2016, Xiaomi's most notable smartphone release was that of the Xiaomi Mi Mix. The Mi Mix and its massive 6.4-inch bezel-less display certainly is a sight to behold, and while the Mi Mix is the phone that most people will remember Xiaomi for in 2016, another handset that the company released last year was the Mi 5. The Mi 5 aimed to offer all of the features of a flagship smartphone at a considerably lower price, and while trying to get the phone imported into the States isn't the easiest process in the world, we still called the Mi 5 a "great all-around smartphone" when we reviewed it in May of last year.

There have been plenty of rumors circulating as of late that Xiaomi is working on the successor to the Mi 5 with the Mi 6, and thanks to a new report from Gizchina, it would appear that Xiaomi will be releasing the Mi 6 in three distinct versions. The new report suggests that the cheapest version of the Xiaomi Mi 6 will come equipped with a Helio X30 processor and feature a price tag of CNY 1,999 (around $290 USD), and that the model up from that will boast Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor and have a higher price of CNY 2,499 (about $360). The third and most expensive version of the Mi 6 is expected to cost CNY 2,999 ($434 USD), and in addition to the Snapdragon 835 CPU, it will also supposedly feature a curved display similar to what we saw with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

There's currently no word as to when the Mi 6 will be released, but with Mobile World Congress quickly approaching, there's a good chance that Xiaomi could take the stage in Barcelona to announce their latest handset. And, if that is the case, we'll only have to wait a little more than a month to get official details on Xiaomi's latest smartphone project.

source: Gizchina via GSMArena

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15 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The most expensive version of the Xiaomi Mi 6 to cost less than $450... That's a mighty bang for buck! Too bad it's not easy importing it from Asia.

5. savagx

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

acutally it is pretty easy

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"acutally it is pretty easy", It depends on where you live, and how far away you are from China.

2. sechinov

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

the phone is not bad, but miui big trouble!

4. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

Root it, install Cynogenmod, problem solved.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Is CyanogenMod a solution anymore?

9. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

Name changed to Lineage OS, so use that.

13. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

MIUI is fine in my experience.

15. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

For me, best one of the things about MIUI is installing the dev ROM like a piece of cake and then having root as an intrinsic part of the ROM with the ability to receive weekly updates.

12. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

most xiaomi users like the MIUI. you can see on every third party forums. MIUI stable always come at the top choice of their ROMS. Even XDA's users will bounce back to MIUI after fiddling with AOSP/Lineage based Roms. MIUI is actually for tinkerers, so many hidden menus and features that you have to dig.

14. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

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3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Can I also mention iPhone in non iPhone news? iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone that iPhone

6. joe.m

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

I'm not sure which news article you were reading, but there was no mention of the iPhone anywhere at all.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

$434 for a highest tier? plus edge screen? great deal :D meanwhile for $440 HTC can only give entry level processor and no headphone jack :v (looking at HTC U play)

11. GeekOFW

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

It's hard to import this from China, but you can import it from another place where they import things from China more easily. I bought my Mi 5 before from UAE. Costs a little more though, around $30 more + shipping.

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