Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus alleged specs leak: Snapdragon 835, lots of RAM in tow
by Milen Yanachkov / Mar 27, 2017, 6:44 AM
Xiaomi is expected to launch a duo of powerful flagships this April, in the form of the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus. Up until now, rumors regarding the two phones have been somewhat contradictory, with some claiming that the smaller phone will sport an SD821 CPU, instead of the latest 835 chip, but a fresh new leak spewed out by the Chinese blogging sphere says otherwise, and it may be our first detailed look at the guts of the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus.
According to a specs spreadsheet leaked on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, the Xiaomi Mi 6, which is the smaller of the two, will indeed be powered by Snapdragon's latest CPU, which is very good news for the device. Further than that, the Mi 6 is tipped to sport a 5.15-inch Full HD display (1080 x 1920), backed up by either 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM (depending on variant) and a non-removable 3200mAh battery.
According to the sheet, the Mi 6 will sport a 19MP primary camera (with an output resolution of 5056 x 3792 pixels) and an 8MP front shooter. The rear-facing camera is rumored to feature a Sony IMX400 sensor, which is Sony's latest, and can be currently found in the Sony Xperia XZs and the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus, on the other hand, will be the bigger of the two, with a 5.7-inch display that's surprisingly said to have the same Full HD resolution as the one on the compact Mi 6. Supposedly, the Mi 6 Plus will also feature Snapdragon's latest chip, backed up by 6GB of RAM and a hearty 4500 mAh battery. According to the specs sheet, the phone will run MIUI 8 that's based on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, while the more compact offering will come with a version of MIUI 8 that's based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
As far as photographic abilities go, the Mi 6 Plus has been long rumored to feature a dual-cam setup on the back, which the leaked sheet confirms. However, the leak at hand suggest that the primary camera on the Mi 6 Plus will feature a 12MP Sony IMX362 sensor (like the one found on the ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom and the Vivo Xplay 6), which, if true, is likely just one of the two. Xiaomi may have decided to use two different camera sensors in the Mi 6 Plus, but we'd be surprised if one of them wasn't the IMX400 that will allegedly grace the Mi 6, or at least something comparable.
Here are the leaked specs sheets in question:
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Sony IMX362? that's a downgrade from xiaomi Mi5s's IMX378 sensor (aka Google Pixel's sensor) :-/
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 7:24 AM 0
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I have the Mi5 but I'm was kinda disappointed so I'm not planning on getting another Xiaomi phone. What I would like from Xiaomi : a more elegant and less conventional design because the Mi5 is pretty boring looking after a few months, WATERPROOF !! my main requirement even iPhones are waterproof now. Better constructed/more durable (bends easily), better camera quality !! The camera quality is not as good as many flagships, looks like a software issue rather than sensor, also fix the front facing camera. 800mhz band!!!! I don't have complete 4G rn. Also I don't know if it's only my phone but wifi and network reception is not good at all indoors. Battery life is rather good but the phone gets hot quicklyyy when in use. Finally Miui is boring and a year ago it was lacking many features founds in other ROMs (weekly updates are nice though). I bought the mi5 at launch because of its great price but it's far from perfect.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 7:42 AM 0
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I waited for Xiaomi to launch the 128GB ceramic version, but they didn't so I got OP3. A few weeks later, a friend showed me his Mi5 and boy was I glad I bought OP3. I found it unpleasant to hold, like it was sharp on the edges where the body meets the screen and it looked cheaper than I thought it would. Glad of the decision I made.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 9:21 AM 0
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You get what you pay for. All in all, Xiaomi isn't a bad company. For 400$ flagships or under, we see that they are corners cut in order to fit the bill. Even the Oneplus 3T isn't exactly on the level as S7 Edge and the Pixels. Sure, it's very close to it but it's not there. Personally, I totally would have bought a OnePlus 3 if the price difference between it and Galaxy S7 wasn't 60$ in my country.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 3:23 PM 0
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It's not a boring design, but it's FRAGILE. Camera quality its good enough, daylight is actually good but night time falls apart (but still OK), front facing camera needs more mpx , but sometimes it makes Wonders. 4G is no problem 4 me, WiFi has a good reception too. MY ONLY REAL PROBLEM comes from MiUI, I actually like the design but it's not as fast as I expect from a flagship(lag, crashes...). Sometimes it just start to feel like I was not using a flagship. I'm using the Global Stable BTW. MiUI needs work, needs to be more stable AND fast.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 9:01 PM 0
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For the price it's an impressive spec sheet indeed as always, but half the price high-end device formula doesn't quite work anymore for Xiaomi IMO. Competition is fierce than ever, although they are still much more expensive, bigger brands pushing forward and Xiaomi lags behind at certain areas like camera for example. Moreover there are new competitors cheap as Xiaomi. There are many phones with similar spec sheets, but they have been producing very different user experiences. Xiaomi is notorious with its underwhelming camera performance with great hardware on the paper. For the price it's still great, but OnePlus doing better IMO despite the fact it's a much smaller company and much newer at the game. Looking at this sheet I can only find 2 things potentially outstanding. 8MP Ultrapixel (assuming it has 2 micron pixels which probably is not the case) front cameras on the both phones and the 4500mAh battery of the Plus. Everything else is pretty much expected for 2017 flagships. BTW base model of Mi5s had 64GB/3GB storage at launch from regular price, later they have released a cheaper model with 32GB storage. So I'm not really impressed with 32GB storage for base model. At this point more 64GB storage has priority over 4GB RAM IMO.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 8:29 AM 0
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IMX400? Sony has always kept the best sensors exclusive for their own Xperia line.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 10:05 AM 0
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I hope for the sake of competition that Xperia XZs and the Premium version bring an improvement in camera quality. IMO even 19mp are too much. They should've gone for 12mp and bigger pixels, preferably bigger than 1.55. Plus, they need to work on the software and post-processing. Finally, bring SteadyShot to 4k videos. I don't record at Full HD anymore. The future is all about 4k and shaky handheld footage doesn't look real nice.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 3:26 PM 0
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Mi 6 still on android 6! Unbelievable. The worst thing with Xiaomi phones is MIUI, which never cares to keep up with new android updates, i.e. Nougat and beyond, and it absolutely makes the phones dumber, especially when it comes to notifications.
posted on Mar 29, 2017, 1:06 AM 0
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Xvivo is setting his new models to be one some the hottest camera smartphones for 2017: i personally was more excited about the x2 agm in the WMC17; i mean… double camera in a rugged? That will be fun to see… !
posted on Apr 07, 2017, 5:04 PM 0
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