Xiaomi recently launched the Mi 6 at their event in China as the company announced plans to hit global markets soon. India is one of the most important markets for the Chinese smartphone market and Xiaomi’s Snapdragon 835 equipped Xiaomi Mi 6 plans should be launched end of May. With the phone going on sale in June. Xiaomi is already in talks with Flipkart and Amazon to flesh out launch deals, which should include some loyalty programs, and buyback schemes.
The phone which has been announced to be available in 11 colors will see at least 3 of those colors in India at launch. Xiaomi has placed the phone strategically offering similar specs to the Samsung Galaxy S8 at ridiculously cheap pricing. Xiaomi will sell you a phone with a faster 2.45 GHz Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage along with a 3350 mah battery. What is different is that magical “infinity display” on the new Samsung phones does not exist on the new Xiaomi Mi 6 and instead of taking their approach with the Mix further, Xiaomi has launched the Mi 6 with a standard 5.15-inch, 1080px resolution LCD display.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 has been announced in two variants, one for RMB 2499 ( Rs. 23445 approx) which will launch in India for Rs. 26999 although the company is trying to ensure they can sell for Rs. 25999. The Ceramic variant which costs RMB 2999 (Rs. 28153 approx) will not come to India.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 does have stereo speakers and is missing a 3.5mm headphone jack, much like the iPhone 7, the fingerprint scanner is also laid under the glass of the front on the Xiaomi Mi 6. The new Xiaomi Mi 6 integrates four-sided 3D curved glass and a stainless steel frame for an impressive build, along with splash resistance, a first for a “flagship killer”.
The phone also boasts of incredible camera capabilities, thanks to the dual camera setup which consists of dual 12 MP cameras, much like the iPhone 7 Plus, one camera is a wide lens while the other a telephoto lens, allowing for optical zoom capabilities. The cameras also have 4 axis optical image stabilisation.
The ceramic variant of the Mi 6 does offer up 128GB storage for now the phone has been launched in Black, White, Blue and Silver, and Ceramic with 18-karat gold camera rims.