Xiaomi is the 5th largest smartphone maker in the world but is not as well known in the west as other Chinese brands such as Huawei. However, we have seen a huge growth in low cost Chinese handsets in recent years, with OnePlus being one of the most successful brands offering premium phones at a low-price point.
Some of the phones Xiaomi have launched are just as impressive as any device by Samsung or Apple such as the Mi Mix. This trend continues with the announcement of the Mi 6.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 has a beautiful design featuring a curved glass screen with a metallic blue or glossy silver body with a stainless steel midframe which is tougher than the standard aluminium.
Specs are just as impressive as other premium phones with
- Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset
- 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM
- 64GB or 128GB storage
- 15-inch 1080p
- 3,350 mAh battery
- Under-glass fingerprint reader on the front
- Dual Camera using a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens & a telephoto lens giving an effective 2x optical zoom.
- Splash proof design
The Mi 6 is powered by MIUI 8 based on Android 7.1.1
Unfortunately, Xiaomi have followed Apples trend and decided to ditch the headphone jack in favour of just using the USB C port
As with pretty much all Xiaomi products, the Mi 6 will only be available in China to begin with as of April 28th, with the 64GB model priced at 2,499 yuan (about $360/£380) and the 128GB flavour at 2,899 yuan ($420/£328). And for an extra 100 yuan ($15/£12) you can get the 128GB ceramic limited edition with 18K gold rim around the main camera lenses.