Just over a month ago, the famous Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi presented its flagship under the name Xiaomi Mi6. The device is really very interesting, and boasts a very powerful processor Snapdragon 835, two main cameras at 12 MP with optical zoom. By the way, Xiaomi Mi6 camera worth your attention, because the boken mode is better that iPhone 7 Plus.
Also, in February this year, Xiaomi released a medium-priced device called Xiaomi Mi5c. The device looks more beautiful, but specifications are not excited: average processor Surge S1 and a small battery of 3000 mAh. But Xiaomi doesn’t want to stop and is already ready to announce a subflagship called Xiaomi Mi6X.
Also, new smartphone should be medium device between Xioami Mi 6 and Xiaomi Mi5/Mi5s. According to many sources, Xiaomi Mi6X will have Snapdragon 660 processor and 6 GB RAM as a flagship. In general, the device promises to be interesting and, most importantly, more affordable. It will be an ideal option for those who do not need superpower phone, but need a balance.
Xiaomi Mi6X specifications
Most recently, the head of Xiaomi personally denied the information that the company is going to release a successor to Xiaomi Mi 5c this year. However, despite this statement, in the benchmark Geekbench 4 appeared specifications of some device, code-named Xiaomi Jason. The leak clearly states that Xiaomi is preparing a device with Snapdragon 660 and 6 GB of RAM. It should be noted that the specs of smartphone is very good and the phone clearly can become a new hit of sales.
- Materials: metal, plastic, tempered glass;
- Display: 5.15 inches, IPS matrix, resolution 1920×1080 pixels, density 428 ppi, coverage 96% NTSC, multitouch;
- Processor: 8-core Snapdragon 660, Kryo 260 core with frequency up to 2.2 GHz, process technology 14nm, 64-bit;
- Graphics: Adreno 512, frequency up to 650 MHz;
- RAM: 4 or 6 GB of LPDDR4X standard, dual channel 1866 MHz;
- Storage: 64 GB standard UFS 2.1;
- The main camera: Sony IMX378 sensor at 12 megapixels, pixel size 1.55 microns, f / 2.0 aperture, 6-layer lens, optical stabilization, autofocus, dual flash;
- Self-camera: 4 ultra-pixels, aperture f / 2.0, wide-angle;
- The fingerprint scanner;
- USB Type-C;
- Support for 2 SIM cards and work in 4G LTE Cat.12 networks – 600 Mbps download, 100 Mbps return;
- Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, NFC;
- Battery: built-in, 3500 mAh with support for Quick Charge 4.0;
- OS: Android 7.1 Nougat and MIUI 9;
- Antutu: 105 000 scores;
- Price: from $294.
Snapdragon 660 processor is a mid-segment solution, but its power is almost comparable with the flagship of early 2016 – Snapdragon 820. At the same time, it significantly surpasses the predecessor Snapdragon 652/653 both in cores (Kryo all the same), and on the technical process, which became twice thinner.
In practice, you should expect a very fast work as a shell, and any tasks and heavy games, while heating and spending battery will be at a minimum. Undoubted advantage of Xiaomi Mi6X should become from 4 to 6 GB RAM. It means that smartphone will be possible to run many tasks.
As for the main camera, it should please all lovers of mobile photography, since Sony IMX378 sensor is a very advanced photo module. First, it has enough megapixels, while the pixel size is as much as 1.55 microns. Secondly, one of the best cameraphones Google Pixel uses a similar sensor, which already speaks for itself. Also, Sony IMX378 module is used in Xiaomi Mi 5s, but there Xiaomi saved on lenses, which negatively affected the quality of photos from the smartphone. We hope that on Xiaomi Mi6X the manufacturer will not save on such an important component.
We know only one thing about front camera – it will get a low resolution of 4 ultra pixels. It allows to take high-quality selfies in conditions of insufficient illumination.
Xiaomi Mi6X comparison with Xiaomi Mi 5C
Since Xiaomi Mi6X clearly claims to be powerful mid-ranger, we should compare it with another device from Xiaomi – Mi 5C.
Xiaomi doesn’t talk about its own Surge S1 chipset, so we think that the company decided to abandon it in favor of a more productive and modern Snapdragon 660. Also new smartphone will have more RAM, and its speed will be increased in 2 times, which positively affects on overall speed.
The camera will be changed, although the resolution remained the same. Nevertheless, we should expect much better photo and video quality, especially in case of lack of light due to the increased size of pixels and a lighter lens.
The main disadvantage of Xiaomi Mi 5c is its weak battery, while budget smartphone Redmi 4X for $110 offers even larger battery for 4100 mAh. If we talk about Xiaomi Mi6X, the battery capacity will be average between Redmi and Mi5/Mi5c phones – about 3500 mAh. This capacity is enough for a day and a half work with the average mode of use.
Xiaomi Mi6X release date, price, buy
While all information about the upcoming smartphone is at the stage of rumors, although leaked benchmark test are quite reliable. Xiaomi Mi6X is expected to appear in August 2017, while the price will be about $294. Given the specs and price of smartphone, we expect a large demand for the new smartphone immediately after its release.