After a series of leaks and speculations, Xiaomi finally introduce us to the new Mi 6X, an ambitious take on the mid-range segment that is said to leave flagship grade devices like the R15 from Oppo and even the gold standard iPhone X.
But what Xiaomi is claiming right there isn’t all about power and performance rather, they have come to claim expertise in their imaging prowess which still needs a thorough look when the device hits the market. But for now, we are looking at Xiaomi’s hopeful words, given how its predecessor the Mi 5X managed to come out with stunning camera system and its successor is anticipated to equally perform as well or even better.
More about the camera, the sensors on the new Mi 6X are dual camera still, but they are better than the model that it replaces. There’s a 12 Megapixel Sony IMX486 imaging sensor with an f/1.75 Aperture lens and 1.25 μm pixel size. This is accompanied by a 20 Megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor which should give out better portrait photos and clearer images captured in the dark through a 4-to-1 image binding technique similar to the OnePlus 5T.
The front-facing camera is a 20 Megapixel Sony IMX376 too and they are expected to share the same features that’s on the back. With the advent of AI technologies and its proliferation to smartphone devices, the Mi 6X will also incorporate Xiaomi’s own AI features for photography that can detect up to 200 different scenes and automatically tweaks the camera settings based on its detected scenario and environment. In addition to photography features, its front-facing camera also features face unlocking feature that’s been a feature to the latest handsets in the market.
The handset comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with Full-HD+ resolutions on an 18:9 Aspect ratio. In terms of power, the Xiaomi Mi 6X comes with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, the same chipset that powers the Mi Note 3 that came out last year. The new handset comes in a variety of RAM and Storage configurations which includes : 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB and the top of the line 6GB/128GB.
The handset comes with a modest 3,010 mAh battery which might disappoint some users but it supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Considering its a latest Xiaomi device, it is expected to boot MIUI 9.5 out of the box with Android 8.1 Oreo underneath. Besides the new OS, Xiaomi also includes its own version of AI assistant called XiaoAI, however it looks like it currently supports the Chinese market only.
The Xiaomi Mi 6X will be available in China with its price starting from 1,599 RMB or about $250/€210. The handset will be available in these colors: Cherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, and the ever elegant Black color variant.