Chinese cell phone company Xiaomi, which is often dubbed “China’s Apple,” is rumoured to launch its upcoming flagship Xiaomi Mi 6 in Q1 2017. Xiaomi reportedly has a special event scheduled for February 6th in China where it’s set to unveil the most-anticipated Xiaomi Mi 6. The unconfirmed successor to Xiaomi’s current flagship Mi 5/Mi5s is said to go on sale sometime March next year. (Check our Xiaomi Mi5s review, here). Xiaomi is also rumoured to launch Mi 6 in three variants — Xiaomi Mi 6S, Mi 6E, and Mi 6P, based on their processors.
From what is rumoured so far, Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with 5.1-inch screen covered by a 2.5D curved glass on top. In terms of the design, it flaunts a metal unibody design with curved edges. Even though little much of information is known about the device, it is rumoured to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. There’s no word on storage expansion, though. It may have a fingerprint scanner on the front which also doubles up as the home button.
In addition to this, Xiaomi Mi 6 is said to equip a 3000mAh battery backed by Quick Charge 4.0, which is claimed to offer up to five hours of backup in just five minutes of charging. Moving to optics, Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to feature a dual rear camera setup (16MP+16MP) alongside a 4MP selfie camera. The camera is said to be capable of recording 4K videos. The phone may also feature Android 7.0 Nougat OS with the company’s MIUI 9 on top as well as USB Type-C port.