The latest iteration from Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone line, the Mi, has finally launched at an event in China recently. The company is known for offering quality phones at great prices; the Mi 6 is no exception.
This is a premium phone, through and through, despite its decision in the display department. It’s rocking a 5.15 inch, IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, or full HD. That’s a bit low in the day and age of QHD and QHD+ displays, but it’s still enough pixel power to offer a pleasant viewing experience. Everything else about this phone shouts premium: it has the latest and greatest from Qualcomm: the quad core Snapdragon 835 SoC, clocked at 2.45 GHz with the Adreno 540 GPU. This is all backed by an impressive 6 GB’s of RAM. The battery story is nice with a sizable 3350 mAh cell embedded. It’s sporting a 12 megapixel duel camera package which, admittedly, makes the phone look almost like an Honor 8 from the back. The base storage for this phone is 64 GB’s, with options for 128 GB’s and 256 GB’s, which is are all great options. One down side to this handset is the lack of a headphone jack.
The price for the Mi 6 is starting at 2499 Yuan for the 64 GB variant. This equates to around 360 USD. That’s a compelling price for such a powerful device. It undercuts a lot of the competition and should hopefully cement Xiaomi as one of the top OEM’s of 2017.