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Xiaomi Unveils Top-Spec’d Mi 6

April 19th, 2017 | by Z. Gonzales

If you’re already swooning over the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, and you’re thinking that it’s the best phone your money can buy right now, you might want to hold on to your horses. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled its latest flagship handset this week – the Mi 6 and its made to impress.

 

Xiaomi Mi 6

The phone is quite a looker with curved edges both at the front and back. There are also improvements in the design including splash resistance and bold new colors such as silver and blue with a glossy treatment. The innards have also seen an upgrade with a new SoC and 6GB of RAM.

Another department getting a bump in specs is the camera. Just like most flagship models these days; the Mi 6 comes equipped with a dual camera setup similar to that of the iPhone 7 which should help users take better photos.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will launch starting next week initially in China starting at $360 for the base 64GB model and goes up to $435 for the 128GB ceramic model. You can check the full specs of the Mi 6 below.

 

Dimensions 145.2 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm
Weight 168 g or 182 g (Ceramic version)
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Display Size 5.15 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Primary Camera Dual 12 MP (27mm, f/1.8, OIS 4-axis & 52mm, f/2.6)
Camera Features 1/2.9″ sensor size, 1.25 µm @ 27mm & 1.0 µm @ 52mm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Secondary Camera 8 MP, 1080p
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Card slot None
Operating System Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
Processor Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
Graphics Adreno 540
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Internal, RAM 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Battery Rating Non-removable Li-Po 3350 mAh battery

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