Xiaomi Mi 6 in the works as company runs poll on potential specs


With the Mi Note 2 and in particular, the Mi MIX, it's fair to say Xiaomi has thrown the gauntlet down to its rivals. The company is not only looking to edge above its compatriots like Huawei, ZTE, Oppo and the many other Chinese giants, but it's clearly taking aim at the Samsungs and Apples of the world. After an exhausting four flagship handsets in four weeks, the company has already begun to think about what's next, and has opened dialogue with fans as to what the eventual Mi 6 should entail. 

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is just over six months old, and includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4 GB RAM and a 5.15-inch display. The new Mi 5s is rather similar, but includes a slightly larger battery and the newer Snapdragon 821 chipset. Next time around with the Mi 6, the company may look to take a different direction, and has asked consumers for their opinions on specs and key features. 

The questionnaire gives fans three options for the Mi 6. First on the list is a Snapdragon 8xx-powered model with a 20-megapixel camera, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB storage and a 'light metal body'. The second device would offer daul cameras with OIS, 4 gigs of RAM and 64 GB storage in a 'curved glass body', but it would be powered by a Snapdragon 65x SoC instead. The last option suggests another Snapdragon 65x-powered effort that would again included dual cameras, but no OIS. There would, however, be 6 GB RAM, 64 GB storage and a light metal body like the proposed Snapdragon 8xx model. 

Just which configuration the people will choose remains to be seen. Whatever happens, though, it's likely to arrive at a very agreeable 1999 Yuan, or just under $300. If the current Mi 5 is anything to go by, the Mi 6 will be released around February-March of next year. 

We'll keep you in the loop regarding any further info, so stay tuned. 

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11 Comments

1. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I love the Xiaomi Mi 5, hard to beat. The Mi 5S violates some of my top criteria - compactness and battery life as it is a bit bigger and heavier than the Mi 5 as well as offering a bit less battery life although it is still well above average. I would like to see the Mi 6 go back to the Mi 5 form factor with comparable battery life. However, I can't see them equalling the incredibly light weight of the Mi 5 - a mere 129 grams!!

7. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

129 grams is light as woman phon.e, or gay one. I prefer 150-170grams. Even not so slim as gayPhone, but to have better battery.

10. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

Wow why don't you start bringing 10kg dumbbells all the time to prove you are so manly. Since when phone has genders? O_o

9. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I have both phones, mi 5s and mi 5 yield the same SoT for me, however I was expecting more SoT from mi 5s.

2. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

finaly we need waterproof mobile from Xiaomi

11. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

I think AA covers a news about The CEO said it was not needed by their base customers. Still a convenient features but not needed. Beside it will ruin the repair ability of xiaomi devices, I fixed few and it was easy to fix

3. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

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5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

They should make 5.2inch 1080p display, 12mp dual imx378 camera, 3200mah battery, sd830, liquid metal body, ultra sonic finger sensor, dual speakers with 24bit dac.

6. DerPakt

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

My sugestion: 5.5" 1080p bezel-less AMOLED unbreakable display, 12mp dual 1.55µm (or more µm) câmeras, EIS (gyro), snapdragon 830, 4500mah battery (with the new technologies, they can do it), dual front-facing speakers, waterproof, 6gb of RAM + 128gb standard + micro sd slot. That would be awesome.

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Wow...a company that's interested in what it's consumers want? What a concept. Hopefully they continue with this mindset because we need a new top dog in mobile - apple and Samsung have lost their way and both should be put to sleep.

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