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Xiaomi Mi 6 price and release date: more for less

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Xiaomi just took the wraps off its long-anticipated next flagship edition, the Mi 6, as a successor to last year's Mi 5 and its slight upgrade the Mi 5s. What's new? Well, the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, for starters, and the Mi 6 will be the first phone with it to launch in China, and seemingly the second worldwide, after the Galaxy S8. It begs the question how could LG skip on the 835 for the G6, but that's a story for another night.

The next big thing in the Mi 6 is the dual camera with telephoto lens, iPhone 7 Plus style, which will offer 2x real "optical" zoom, again, just like the iPhone. The other new feature seemingly aped from Apple's roster are the stereo speakers, apparently in a similar setup like on the iPhones, with the earpiece serving as an amplified speaker, plus a bottom-firing one. There is a huge elliptical under-glass finger scanner underneath the 5.15" 1080p display, and copious amount of bezels on the chin and forehead - Xiaomi didn't get the memo that we are living in the bezel-less year for flagships.

How much for this glass and metal beauty that will be available in Black, White, Blue and Silver? Well, glad you asked, as each and every complaint you might have about the phone on paper, and its copycat ways. may be completely erased when you hear about its tags. All versions come with the whopping 6 GB of RAM, and the option with 64 GB storage will run you the equivalent of $363, while the 128-gigger is just $421. The special Ceramic edition with golden frame rim will be $436, and the phone will start selling as soon as April 28th. These are the prices and availability for China, of course, expect the global rollout to come later, and at a 20-30% higher pricing. Any takers?

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posted on 19 Apr 2017, 04:20

1. raky_b (Posts: 232; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

just bought s8 for 500$(one year contract with my network operator with tarif that i already use), and it comes with 3,5mm jack and a warranty, so no tnx Xiaomi...never again (after mi3, mi4i, redmi1s, redmi 3, redmi Pro)

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 04:47

2. LovesCameras (Posts: 51; Member since: 02 Dec 2015)

Looks great for the price, that's a contract free after all. I'll be waiting for the MIX 2 however.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 04:57

3. adi90 (Posts: 459; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)

I want to buy it. But i am afraid of xiaomi service centers. Buying $100 mobiles from xiaomi is different. And i dont give s**t .
But paying $400 to xiaomi is a big risk.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:23 6

4. iamashpatel (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Jan 2016)

"Xiaomi didn't get the memo that we are living in the bezel-less year." WTF....Did you forget Mi Mix, Applecrite?? Or just don't wanna bring it up because your beloved iPhone and S8 couldn't match its design??

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:29

5. AmashAziz (Posts: 1380; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)

That's my boy!

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 09:21

15. Moose (Posts: 411; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)

I agree with the writer's comment about living in a bezel-free year and I consider myself a Xiaomi FanBoy. I loved the Mi 5 but I think they could have done better in keeping the bezels on the new Mi 6 a bit smaller. Looks dated as it is. I never buy Apple either, by the way.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:39 1

6. Ironboned (Posts: 70; Member since: 16 Jun 2016)

No thanks I won't buy Chinese shi*t branded trash. I stick to Samsung, LG, Huawei, Moto and etc.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:54 3

8. Chuck007 (Posts: 1302; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

You do realise strictly speaking Moto is Chinese now too right?

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 06:02

9. adi90 (Posts: 459; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)

He meant xiaomi is trash.
Moto, huwaei are not.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 21:25

16. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

he clearly write "I won't buy Chinese shi*t branded trash"
huawei and Moto is also chinese

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:52

7. Chuck007 (Posts: 1302; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

Never thought I'd say this but damn I am really digging the ceramic model. If it really looks anything like the promotional pics (which unfortunately Xiaomi isn't exactly known for) it'll be my 4th most anticipated phone. That is, iPhone 8, Note 8, Nokia 9, and now the Mi 6. I like Oneplus more as a brand but who knows? Xiaomi might have a major winner here.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 06:14

10. Moose (Posts: 411; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)

The Mi 5 was my favourite phone of last year. Thanks to the launch of the MIX I was hoping for something more compact, especially with regard to the top and bottom bezels and at least comparable weight but the Mi 6 is taller and wider and heavier than the Mi 5 which was only 129 grams while the Mi 6 is a whopping 168 grams. They may find a way to justify the weight difference but this one is even heavier than other phones with a similar size display. The Huawei P10, for example, is only 145 grams.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 06:52

11. Xperia14 (Posts: 912; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)

I'd take a 3350 mAh battery over a bezelless phone any time.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:39 1

12. Saqlain (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)

looks like honor 8

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:52

13. Pitrich (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Apr 2016)

Sexy sexy I must say

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:59

14. kishore3k (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)

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

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