21 April 2017
So, Xiaomi has finally launched the much-awaited Mi 6 flagship smartphone in China. Xiaomi held an event in China to celebrate their 7th anniversary with the help of the Mi 6 smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi 6 has a simple and minimalistic look but the company has used the stainless steel glass frame around the phone that adds premium-ness to it. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says, “you rarely see stainless steel used due to the difficulties in achieving mass production with it.” Jun further said, “the design team went through a 12 days polishing process which consists of 40 steps to achieve this perfection.“
Jun also said, "4 sided curve stainless steel glass is more expensive," but still they decided to beautify their new flagship with this expensive material.
Xiaomi Mi 6 is encased in a four-sided curved 3D glass, giving it more rounded corners. The dual cameras at the back don’t have a bump; they have been seamlessly integrated at the back. The fingerprint sensor is embedded into the home button.
Xiaomi MI 6 has the dual stereo speakers, due to them, it's capable of offering great sound when you play games or watch videos.
The device is splash-resistant as well, so those rains and poolside splashes aren't going to give you trouble anymore.
Here are the complete specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 6 –
- 5.15-inch QHD 2K display
- Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
- 6GB RAM
- Adreno 530 GPU
- 12MP wide-angle lens + 12MP telephoto lens, OIS
- 8MP front-facing
- Android 7.1 Nougat OS
- 3350mAH battery
- 2x2 dual Wi-Fi, no headphone jack
Xiaomi during their presentation compared the battery capacities of different flagships with its newly launched Mi 6 and said, "we have the highest battery capacity compared to competitors in our range of the similar screen sizes." According to Xiaomi, the battery can last up to 1 day with the help of MIUI optimizations.
Xioami MI 6 has dual rear camera setup - 12MP wide-angle lens + 12MP telephoto lens with optical zoom. It comes with a new depth-of-field mode that allows the avid photographers to blur the background while focusing on the subject. The dual rear camera setup provides 10X digital zoom with ISP algorithm. Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with the 4-axis OIS feature that removes shake while capturing the videos.
Xiaomi Mi 6 will also come in the Silver color edition. Xiaomi’s Mi 6 launch event was more about achieving the success in using the stainless steel material for the production of the device. The design, the four-sided curved glass, under the glass fingerprint sensor, stainless steel frame were some of the aspects that pronounced more during the launch event.
Xiaomi Mi 6 has one more edition and that is the Ceramic edition.
However, Xiaomi has something in-store in its software section as well. The company has also brought a new mode that will go light on the eyes of the users because the blue rays emitted from the screen aren’t good for sleep, also the night mode sometimes looks too bright while reading. With Xiaomi’s Display with Eye care, the new mode displays the content with reduced glare, hence reduces the harmful blue rays emitted from your screen while maintaining the colors of the screen.
Jun at the event claimed that the Xiaomi Mi 6 with the Snapdragon 835 has better graphics performance compared to the iPhone 7, also the handset was able to beat the new Samsung Galaxy S8 in benchmark results such as AnTuTu.
The price of the Xiaomi MI 6 with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is RMB 2499 and the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage is RMB 2899. The price of the Xiaomi MI 6 Ceramic edition is RMB 2999. Mi 6 is available in China on April 28th on Mi.com, Mi Home, and participating online merchants. Those who attended the launch event of MI 6, Xiaomi provided them free gifts of Mi smart lamp, Mi VR Play 2.