- Xiaomi Mi 6 launch on April 19
- Xiaomi unveils teaser ahead of launch
- The smartphone is tipped to sport a Snapdragon 835 SoC
With the Xiaomi Mi 6 launch date officially confirmed as April 19, the company has released a teaser for the event, creating hype around the smartphone. Along with the Mi 6, Xiaomi is expected to launch the Mi 6 Plus, featuring a bigger screen, at the event. Features, specifications, and prices of the two upcoming Xiaomi smartphones have been leaked online several times previously.
The teaser comes with the tagline (translated) “You waited for 203 days, we waited for seven years,” and it has a backdrop of a cityscape at the beak of dawn. The teaser doesn’t reveal much about the device, except for reiterating the Xiaomi Mi 6 launch date.
Xiaomi Mi 6 launch
Xiaomi Mi 6 will be unveiled on April 19 in Beijing at the University of Technology Gymnasium, where the official price and availability details will be announced.
Xiaomi Mi 6 specifications
Running up to the Mi 6 launch, plenty of leaks have already spilled the beans on most of the specification and pricing details of the Mi 6. The big highlight of the smartphone is said to be the latest Snapdragon 835 processor integration. It is said to be a big upgrade from the Xiaomi Mi 5, and it is also tipped to sport a dual-curved edge display – at least on one premium variant.
From what we know so far, the Xiaomi Mi 6 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat – based on a heretofore unreleased version of MIUI, the company’s custom ROM. It will feature a 5.1-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) display. It is tipped to offer 64GB or 128GB of inbuilt storage as well. As for camera, the Mi 6 is tipped to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording support and an 8-megapixel front snapper capable of 4K recording as well.
Meanwhile, the Mi 6 Plus flagship has been tipped to sport a Quad HD 2K OLED display with dual curved edges and dual rear camera setup, while the Mi 6 will allegedly sport a flat display. Both the flagships are expected to come with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology for fast charging support. The smartphone is also expected to house a 4000mAh battery, although this will likely be for the Mi 6 Plus.
Xiaomi Mi 6 price
Xiaomi Mi 6 will allegedly be launched in 4GB of RAM + 64GB storage and 4GB + 128GB variants priced at CNY 2,199 (roughly Rs. 20,500), and CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 24,300), respectively. The bigger Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus, on the other hand is tipped to be be offered in 6GB of RAM + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, and 6GB + 256GB variants, which will reportedly be priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 25,000), CNY 3,099 (roughly Rs. 28,990) and CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 34,600), respectively.