17 April 2018
In past couple of weeks, we have come across a number of reports and leaks suggesting the arrival of Mi 6X smartphone. These reports are corroborated by the scheduling of a Xiaomi event set to be held in China on April 25th. And as we are getting closer to the event day, Xiaomi has shared a teaser image suggesting that it is most likely to announce the Mi 6X at the event.
The teaser features Xiaomi China's brand ambassador and actor Kris Wu along with promotional texts. It reads "6X" and "vision impossible/AI see you" suggesting that the product is going to be Mi 6X. It further teases some AI-powered features which could be either be available with the smartphone or through some other product from the company.
The upcoming Mi 6X will be a direct successor last year's Mi 5X which was launched globally as the Mi A1 (an Android One device). This makes us believe that the new smartphone will be launched as the Mi A2 in the international market. However, it is not confirmed whether it will continue to be an Android One offering or not.
As for rumored specifications, the Mi 6X is said to sport a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, there is expected to be Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. There is likely to be a 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel dual camera setup along with a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The whole package is reported to be powered by 2910mAh battery and run MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.