Xiaomi Mi 6 to carry dual-camera set-up on back and feature 6GB of RAM?



The Xiaomi Mi 6 is about to be unveiled this coming Wednesday, and all of the signs point toward the device coming to market with 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB of the sweet stuff. For example, on the recent Geekbench test we told you about last week, the Xiaomi Mi 6 was indeed equipped with 6GB of RAM. In addition, a recent video teaser from Xiaomi has confirmed the upgrades for the phone.

The Mi 6 will offer three upgrades from the company's previous flagship model, the Xiaomi Mi 5. One is the replacement of a single camera system on the back of the phone with a dual-camera setup. The second is the exchange of 4GB of RAM for 6GB on the new model. The third improvement, or upgrade if you will, is unknown for now.

Other reports indicate that the fingerprint scanner is going to be embedded under the front glass, and that the phone will have an IP68 certification rating for dust and water resistance. The 3.5mm earphone jack is said to have been eliminated, and a USB-Type C port is expected to be found on the bottom of the device.

According to the buzz around the water color, Xiaomi wants the Mi 6 to feature the combination of the Snapdragon 835 chipset and 6GB of RAM in order to set a new benchmark for domestic handsets in China. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to be priced at the equivalent of $290 USD. The premium Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus will cost more than the equivalent of $435 USD.


source: Xiaomi, MyDrivers (translated) via XiaomiToday

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20 Comments

1. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I sincerely hope xiaomi does not repeat same mistakes like mi5.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

what mistake? bad camera? Mi5sPlus and Mi Note2 have great camera..

4. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Mi5sPlus and Mi Note2 have hit-or-miss camera.." FTFY

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

13. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I have the Mi5sPlus and I can tell you the camera is SHOCKINGLY average. It might have been considered flagship about 3 years ago. However the rest of the phone is ace. Fast, lovely MIUI and the battery life is EPIC :)

15. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Xiaomi users in India are not happy with Mi5. I do not know what happened to the Indian version. May be this time they release higher end version of Mi6 in India.

10. epdm2be

Posts: 816; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

It made even worse mistakes this time. No 3.5 jack

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

weird ad.. even weirder with CC turned on.. so, 4 is bad number and 666 is lucky number? nice

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Chinese are NOT Christians, ibend... They've no beef with the anti-christ, mate...

5. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

All around great phone. Easily top five phone in China. Too many amazing phones to choose from.

7. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

The one thing every other manufacturers have to learn from xiaomi is Seamless Back design . And the camera is tucked into the corner without any kind of portruding. This would probably feel like one piece machine

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

It 'might' turn out to be a good phone but... I still think that OnePlus with its Stock Android and timely updates is overall a much MUCH superior product, and has much better software optimization... But... I'd pesonally go with The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) with a nice premium design, beautiful AMOLED disptlay with always-on display and update to Nougat (GraceUX) just around the corner...! Oh and... Lets not forget The Galaxy S6... Some retailers STILL have some left over stock and hence they're going for CHEAP...! And S6 is also legible for an update to Nougat so no worries there...! After all an Old Samsung Flagship > Chinese latest flagship > Mid-Range Samsung Smartphone...! Oh well, G'Day!

11. epdm2be

Posts: 816; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I'd personally go for the Honor 8 instead. Ridiculously cheap these days with great specs, good looks and sensible tech like ir-blaster, 3.5 jack at the bottom, fhd screens , fingerprint sensor at the proper place etc... And full EU lte-coverage unlike xiaomi's with a company behind that has a better reputation with regards to after-sales service.

14. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

A5 2017 is a good device but it is highly overpriced . it is better to buy OP3 or OP3T if it is available in your country. It already has nougat update, amoled screen, much better camera, excellent design. Only battery life and after sales service is the problem.

19. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

My 3T has great battery life. Not sure where you get the idea that it's a problem...

20. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I meant it is not as good as A5 2017

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

At $290, the Mi6 is cheap enough, really. Chinese consumers are spoilt with so many great bang for buck handsets.

17. dazed1

Posts: 787; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

LOL that price will skyrocked when you try to import it, to at least 550 usd for which you got S7 Edge which is better phone, so yea.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But the Chinese consumers aren't importing, they are buying it there in China. Great bang for buck.

16. dazed1

Posts: 787; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Lets put double camera, and waste tons of resources, and still have worst performance compared to even 2 years old phones aka S6.

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