Mi 6 Features: Smartphone makers Xiaomi, inspite of being comparative newbies to the bigger tech firms, have managed to make their presence felt in the consumer smartphone market with their Mi smartphone series. The last smartphone in the line-up the Mi 5 and its variants, the Mi 5s and the Mi 5 Plus have been a tremendous success on a worldwide scale with millions of units being sold out in a brief period of time via flash sales as well as retail stores. Now, Xiaomi will be looking up to following up the success of the Mi 5 with yet another groundbreaking device in 2017 which is pegged to offer users the latest advancements in technology incorporated under one roof in the form of the Mi 6.
By the looks of it, the Mi 6 will not be rolled out any time before the end of Q1 2017, which gives us a probable release date along the March-April date line. Today’s world sees new pieces of technology introduced every other day and within very shorts spans of time. And one thing which we are sure of is, by the time, the Mi 6 is launched by the company, the smartphone will have gone the length into featuring a dazzling line of specifications.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Features
MI 6 Design
Xiaomi’s Mi flagship smartphones have been a huge hit among the market and itr seems that the next in-line device is pegged to go for a make-over on the design front. The Mi 6 from Xiaomi is supposed to have a 100% screen-to-body ratio completely omitting the bezels on the smartphone along with the home button. This automatically moves the fingerprint scanner to the rear panel. The device is also pegged to be sport a full-metal build adding to th sturdyness and compactness of Xiaomi’s latest offering.
MI 6 Display
The Mi 6 from Xiaomi is expected to come with a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen and a 100% screen to body ratio. The device is on its way to become Xiaomi’s first 4K resolution device although the company has remained very tight-lipped in this particular foray. The display of the smartphone will have Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
XIAOMI MI 6 Hardware
The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus, which is the premium variants of the Mi 5, featured a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, which is perhaps the best 14nm chipset in the market. However, when it comes to smartphone processors, things have been taken up quite a notch by the chipset manufacturers. Xiaomi Mi 6, without a doubt, will feature the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, which was announced by Qualcomm a few days back. The 835 is the first 10nm chipset from Qualcomm is definitely pegged to be ‘THE’ pick when it comes to the new premium smartphones rolled out in 2017 by the consumer electronics giants. According to Qualcomm, the new fabrication process makes the chipset up to 30 percent more efficient while offering performance improvement of 27 percent. Also, the Snapdragon 835 will provide 40% more battery backup, which means higher battery backup irrespective of the size or density of the battery.
MI 6 Memory
Xiaomi smartphones have always sported a very convenient segregation of its device models according to the on-board and internal memory specifications of their devices. The Pro, Standard and Prime editions of the Mi 5 were a welcome available choice for consumers and the company will look to do the same with the Mi 6 as well.
For the Mi 6, we are expecting the same three variant but with a 6GB Ram specification in all of them with the variants only being differentiated on the basis of their on-board storage memory. The Pro is expected have 256 GB , 128GB in the Prime and 64GB in the standard editions of the upcoming Mi 6.
However, the Mi 6 will still not support devoice storage expansion via external Micro-SD cards.
MI 6 Software
On the software front, there isn’t much to contemplate over as the Mi 6, which is scheduled to be rolled out near March 2017, will definitely run on Android v7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
MI 6 Camera
The latest smartphones of today are all sporting dual-lens camera setups and the Mi 6 from Xiaomi will not be any different. The Chinese company has already launched a dual camera device before in the form of the Mi 5s Plus and it seems that the Mi 6 is setup up to sport specific advancements on the optics front. The upcoming device is slated to sport a 20MP plus 20MP wide-angle dual-lens camera setup with dual-LED (dual tone) flash along with phase detection and auto-focus on the rear panel. By the looks of it, the Chinese company might opt for Sony-manufactured lens but as of now, that does seem like a wild assumption made. On the front panel, the Mi 6 will most definitely sport a 8MP camera for selfie taking and video calling purposes.
XIAOMI MI 6 Battery
The Xiaomi Mi 5 was powered by a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery while its premium variant, the Mi 5s plus came with a 3,800 mAh battery. Now, considering the fact that the new 10nm chipset might be the processor incorporated in the Mi 6, the battery retention capacity of the device is expected to improve substantially. The Mi 6 will most probably come out with a non-removable 3,500 mAh battery which would come with Qualcomm’s latest Quickcharge 4.0 compatibility.