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Xiaomi Launches Flagship Mi 6 Smartphone With 6GB RAM In China

21 April 2017

If the Mi 6 is launched later in India with the price that has been mentioned by Xiaomi, then it will provide a major competition to the like of the OnePlus 3T and Asus Zenfone 3. At an event in Beijing, the company took the wraps off its own flagship handset, and it clearly has the S8 in its sights.

3T has become the industry gold standard in the premium mid-end smartphone category.

But Xiaomi isn't far behind in the race.

Xiaomi has put competitive prices on the Mi 6.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 features 3D curved glass on four sides and stereo speakers; one placed at the bottom and another one inside the earpiece. Design is similar to its predecessor so you'll notice a very slight change. It features a curved back and a metal frame. However, water and dust-resistance capability is still missing.

There's no question that the Mi 6 has the might to compete with other top-level smartphones, at least on paper.

The flagship smartphone by Xiaomi will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon operating system which has an 835 64-bit octa-core processor. It's paired with an Adreno 540 GPU and 6GB RAM. So first of all this model will become with the snapdragon 835 QUALCOMM chipset and this will also have 6GB of RAM.

The Mi 6 even one-ups Samsung's flagship by packing a 12-megapixel dual-lens camera, which is the same kind of camera tech you'll find on heavy hitters such as the iPhone 7 and LG G6. With this camera module, Xiaomi claims that the Mi 6 will be able to achieve 2x optical zoom without sacrificing image quality. Up front, the smartphone packs an 8-megapixel camera. At a time when camera performance is paramount to a smartphone's value proposition, it appears as though the Mi 6 is a serious contender. The device sports 3,350 mAh non-removable battery.

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Now, for the most interesting part, the base model of the Xiaomi Mi 6, which carries a massive 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at RMB 2499, which is about $363. The out-of-box update is the removal of headphone jack from it, making the user to use the USB jack type-C port for music or headphones.

Other key features on the Mi6 include 2×2 dual WiFi technology for improved connectivity.

The regular Mi 6 will be sold in white, blue and black colors. The company's software, known as Oxygen OS, comes with lot of customisation options. Device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI.

The Mi 6 with 128 GB option costs 2899 RMB ($420) while a special Ceramic edition goes for 2999 RMB ($435). The ceramic edition costs 2,999 yuan (or approx Rs. 28,147).

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Xiaomi Launches Flagship Mi 6 Smartphone With 6GB RAM In China