Yesterday, during the Geek Park Innovation conference, Xiaomi VP Li Wanqiang revealed that the Chinese manufacturer is preparing a surprise release in March, but without mentioning the name of the product they’re planning to unveil. However, it’s pretty obvious that he was talking about the Xiaomi Mi 6, a smartphone expected to bring very big surprises, in terms of specs, as well as design.
Mr. Wanqiang declared that the handset, despite the high-end specs, will follow the company’s tradition, being available at a pocket-friendly price around CNY 1,999. Otherwise, he refused to provide any additional details, but this doesn’t mean that we don’t have a couple of information!
It seems that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will have a metal body, featuring the same Under glass Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, seen on the Mi 5s. Also, according to the source, the production has not been concluded yet, so an earlier launch wouldn’t make any sense.
Moving on, we’re looking forward to seeing an upgrade in the camera department, rumors claiming that the phone will rely on a sensor way better than Sony’s IMX378. As for the display, it will be available in two variants: flat and curved, meaning that there will be two Mi 6 models, with different price tags. To be more specific, if the flat-screened model will be available at ~CNY 1,999, the curved-display Xiaomi Mi 6 could fall around CNY 2,499.
Finally, we’re expecting a Snapdragon 835 under the hood, alongside 4 GB of RAM for the flat screen version or 6 GB, for the curved Mi 6. In terms of storage, you will be able to opt for 128 or 256 gigs of storage, by the way. Both variants of the handset will be powered by a 3000 mAh battery and should run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, customized with Xiaomi’s own user interface.