Xiaomi Inc. is China-based electronics company that has seen a consistent popularity growth in the last few years. This is a firm that surprised the industry watchers after it claimed a unique Guinness Book of Records title for the “most mobile phones sold on a solitary online platform within a day (24 hours).
There have been growing speculations that the company will be looking to expand its market beyond Asia where it currently dominates China, India and Singapore, and other major Asian markets. As such, the firm is preparing to launch two of their flagship devices, Xiaomi Mi5 later this year, and Xiaomi Mi6 mid-2016. These devices are expected to feature widely in both European and the US markets. It is through such exploits that Xiaomi is tipped to become the world’s third-largest smartphone maker after close rivals Apple and Samsung.
In this post, we’ll look at some of the rumors surrounding the Xiaomi Mi 6 release date, price, features and specs, and all other worthwhile news regarding the device.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Expected Release Date
There has been a consistency in the rumors of a June 2016 release date for the Xiaomi Mi 6, and thus it’s highly likely that this will be the date. Remember that the company has yet to release its predecessor-to-be, the Mi 5, and thus an earlier release date for the Mi 6 is unlikely.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Rumored Specs
This is perhaps what excites a majority of smartphones users as they try to speculate what Xiaomi holds in store for them with the Mi 6 release. As expected, no confirmation has been made regarding any of the specs being speculated so far, and thus we’ll rely on what seems to be the most regular rumored specs among them.
Xiaomi Mi 6 is tipped to have a 5.2-inch with a UHD 4K display that will have an impressive resolution of 4096 x 2190 pixel to translate to a whopping >600ppi. Besides, the device is expected to sport a powerful set of cameras with the rear camera having 23MP and the selfie camera of between 7-10MP. The rear camera will also come with great features such as a touch focus capability, Optical Image Optimization, face detection, Panorama, Geo-tagging, and H.D.R feature. It also incorporates an exciting video feature that will record at 2160p @60fps. The video feature also supports H.D.R. Users will also be able to capture 1080p images using the device’s front camera.
Another important area of consideration as far as smartphones are concerned is the processor (CPU/GPU). For Xiaomi Mi 6, the CPU/GPU will feature a seamless Octa-core that incorporates a 2.5 GHz Quad-core and another 1.8 GHz Quad-core. The device will sport the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset that also includes an advanced GPU Adreno 530. This will be backed by a generous 4 GB RAM to complete a device that is touted as a real match to some of the current industry’s best smartphones in the market.
Other notable features of the Xiaomi Mi 6 include a 2450 mAh battery and a 4G LTE connectivity. Besides, Xiaomi will also offer the phone in two variants with either 16/64 GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 128GB using a micro SD card. It will also include a Bluetooth v. 4.1 connectivity, a dual-band, Wi-Fi 802 and Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot feature and a Dual SIM (micro SIM) capability.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Unique Features
It’s typical of smartphones worth a flagship status to include a few unique features to make it worth consideration by potential customers as well as enabling it stand out in the highly competitive smartphones market. As such, Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to come with a few of these features that include a Retina Eye scanner which is supposed to replace the traditional Fingerprint Scanner. Additionally, it will incorporate a wireless charging system and fast charging technology (Quick Charge 2.0) that will enable you get a 60% battery charge in about 30 minutes. The phone will also come with several sensors such as an Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Barometer and Proximity features.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Design
Talking of the Xiaomi Mi 6 built, this device is expected to be classy both in terms of its features as well as its design. This is because Xiaomi aims at covering this amazing smartphone using a metallic unibody with a back panel made of glass. Nothing tangible has been leaked regarding the thickness of the device but as expected, it should be sleek and pretty comfortable on the hand.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Price in China, India, South Korea, UK & Germany
The price of this device at launch is something that will thrill a majority of smartphones’ users especially considering the premium features added to it. Unlike the case of its closest rivals, Apple and Samsung, whose flagship devices launch at steep prices, Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to cost anything between $399 and $449. This is without a doubt very fair to say the least.
This is comparable to the price of Xiaomi Mi5 when it was first launched. The price is expected to be the same on launch day in other countries including India, South Korea, UK, and Germany.
Other Xiaomi Mi 6 News
Among the first beneficiaries of the Xiaomi Mi 6 will definitely be China where the device is expected to launch in early June 2016. Other countries to get hold of the smartphone around the same time will be Japan, Singapore, India, and Thailand. The UK, US, Germany, Canada, and other Western markets are expected to see sales of the smartphone by mid-to-late June 2016. This is due to the predicted huge interest in the Asian market that is set to derail production in other markets of the world where the Xiaomi brand is yet to gain optimal recognition.
The smartphone giant is, however, keen to stamp its authority on the Asian market and particularly India where current information suggests that it is set to launch an expansive network of stores throughout the country. This stores will offer Xiaomi’s product consumers an opportunity to demo various current and upcoming products by the company including the smartphones, tablets and fitness bands.
Going by all the Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors and news as covered in this post, it is easy to say that this is a device worth looking forward to. It promises to transform the smartphone market for the better and to demystify the fact that high-end devices need always launch at very steep prices.
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