Xiaomi today revealed a new flagship smartphone: the Mi6 is one of the first devices to launch Qualcomm’s new Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 chipset, features 6GB of RAM and a dual-camera lens. The smartphone costs only half as much as a Galaxy S8.
The new Mi6 from Xiaomi presents itself as the predecessor with topical equipment, including the current high-end chipset from the Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 835 with eight processor clock cores up to 2.45 GHz is connected to 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM, depending on the version, 64 GB or 128 GB of UFS memory. Xiaomi doesn’t offer a possibility of extending the memory via microSD card, but there are two nano-SIM cards in the smartphone. The Mi6’s LCD screen measures 5.15 inches as in the Mi5, and provides full-HD resolution with a brightness of up to 600 cd/m².
Like many other mobile manufacturers, the Chinese use two lenses in the main camera of the smartphone: the one photos in the wide angle with about 27 millimeters, the other in the 52 millimeter. A 12 megapixel sensor with 1.25 μm pixel size and optical image stabilizer is connected to the wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture. To the camera with f/2.6 aperture also a 12-megapixel image sensor, but with a somewhat smaller pixel size of 1 μm and without optical stabilization. The dual camera can record videos in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second or slow motion videos at 720p resolution at up to 120 frames per second – rumors surrounding the use of Sony’s super slow motion camera at 960 frames per second Is therefore not true. The front camera snaps Selfies in 8-megapixel resolution.
Mi6 has Stereo Speakers, But No Jack Connection
The housing of the Mi6 is in the standard version front and rear made of glass, for a special issue, Xiaomi places for the back on particularly scratch-resistant ceramic. The display glass is slightly arched at the edges, the back is slightly more bent and gently passes into a metal frame. The chassis is protected against splashing water, but does not have IP certification – so long immersions do not stick.
The Mi6 fingerprint sensor is located at the front of the screen, a USB-C connector and recesses for the stereo speakers are located at the foot end . The Xiaomi smartphone does not offer a classic headphone connection, but a corresponding USB C-to-jack adapter is included. The battery of the Mi6 has a capacity of 3.350 mAh and can be recharged quickly with QuickCharge 3.0, the manufacturer promises a running time of one day.
The smartphone brings modules for almost all current radio standards, including the second for the Samsung Galaxy S8 one for Bluetooth 5.0. Furthermore, dual-band WLAN ac and NFC are supported, the LTE-20, which is used here, is unfortunately not on board. The Xiaomi Mi6 is available from April 28th in China, here it is not officially sold. The 64-GB model is priced at around 365 US dollars, the one with 128 GB costs around 425 US dollars. The ceramic version with 128 GB of storage will be available for $435.