Xiaomi Mi 6 Announced Including Snapdragon 835, Dual Cameras Will Cost $360
Xiaomi announced its latest phone, the Mi 6, in Beijing. Xiaomi is not sacrificing on the specs with this incredible price. The Mi 6 has a Snapdragon 835 processor, the top-end Qualcomm chip only previously seen in the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Elsewhere there’s 6GB of RAM, a 5.15-inch display as seen on the Mi 5, and a 3350mAh battery. Xiaomi is also including a 12-megapixel dual-camera array that takes Apple’s approach of pairing the regular wide-angle lens with one of double the focal length.
Xiaomi is highlighting a distinctive blue and gold colorway and the rear glass panel that curves along all four edges. Anyone expecting the Mi Mix’s almost total lack of bezels will be disappointed, however. Anyone expecting a headphone jack will also be disappointed.
As ever, don’t expect to see an official release for the Mi 6 in the US or Europe; even though Xiaomi attempted to make an international splash with the Mi 5’s unveiling at last year’s Mobile World Congress, the company remains largely focused on its main markets of China and India.
The Mi 6 starts at $360 for a model with 64GB of storage, and a 128GB model will cost $420. A Mi 6 variant with a ceramic back panel and 128GB of storage will sell for $435.