Xiaomi Launches the Mi 6 with Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, Under-glass Fingerprint Sensor and No 3.5mm Headphone Jack

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Sticking to its yearly schedule, Xiaomi has launched the Mi 6 in China. The Mi 6 is the latest flagship from Xiaomi, and is their first device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 features a design that incorporates both glass and metal. The stainless steel mid frame of the device is sandwiched between four-sided curved glass on the front and back. There is also an exclusive variant which comes with a ceramic back and comes with 18K gold rims around the two rear camera lenses. The front of the device also sports the 5.15″ FHD display, which Xiaomi claims comes with 4096 levels of brightness which allows for finer control of display brightness. The Mi 6 also comes with an under-glass fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi also claims that the device is splash-resistant with the SIM tray sealed against splashes, but fails to provide any IP-level protection on the device.

On the inside, the Xiaomi Mi 6 sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, along with 6GB LPDDR4x RAM by default across all variants. For internal storage, the Mi 6 comes in a 64GB variant and a 128GB variant, but there is no microSD expansion to be found on this phone. The device comes with a decently-sized 3,350 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 functionality. Given the screen size, resolution and the Snapdragon 835 with its 10nm process, the Mi 6 should be able to provide some good battery life. The Mi 6 also comes with full NFC functionality and Bluetooth 5.0, but lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. Xiaomi was also strangely silent on the MIUI version and Android version that the device will ship with.

The Mi 6 also comes with a dual camera setup on the back. This setup consists of a 12MP wide angle camera with 4-ais OIS and a 12MP telephoto camera that helps in capturing photos with background à la Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus. The front camera on the device is a 8MP shooter.

The Mi 6 will be available from April 28, 2017 in China through Mi.com, Mi Home stores and other partner sites. The 64GB variant of the device will cost CNY 2,499 (~$363; ₹23,500), the 128GB variant of the device will cost CNY 2,899 (~$421; ₹27,200) while the Ceramic edition will cost CNY 2,999 (~$435; ₹28,200). The Mi 6 comes in Black, Blue, White and Silver colors.

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Source: MIUI Forums

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