Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Xiaomi Mi 6: Price, Specs and Release Date

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Xiaomi Mi 6 was unveiled officially, a new top range Android smartphone based on SoC Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm processor focusing on the hardware power without neglecting the aesthetic part. The goal is to recover the fourth position in the ranking of world producers of phones and, above all, able to clash effectively in the premium segment with Samsung, Apple and Huawei.

Hardware

At the heart Xiaomi Mi 6 consists of the SoC Snapdragon 835, the processor that has done so much to discuss in this first part of 2017 in connection with chatted exclusivity agreement between Samsung and Qualcomm. It is as always supported by the Adreno 540 GPU in this smartphone, as well LPDDR4 6GB of RAM.

Xiaomi has chosen to offer two internal memory cuts, namely 64 and 128 GB, in both cases UFS 2.0. It is no coincidence that the Chinese company has opted for these storage quantities, considering the lack of expansion via microSD. A strategy that inevitably gives a nod to the Apple. Everything is controlled by Android 7.1.1 Nougat customized with MIUI graphics interface.

Display

The power will feed from a 5.15 inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels, 428 PPI) display via pressure sensitive Press Touch (a sort of 3D Touch) technology, 600 nits of brightness and protected by a glass with 2.5D curvature. Xiaomi has therefore opted for a conservative resolution, as is already done with the predecessor MI 5, but still emphasized in the presentation the absolute quality of the panel.

It is in fact a display capable of reducing the emission of blue light, while maintaining color fidelity, so as to meet the color standard CQC3130. An attention to detail precisely by the Chinese company, which you can find also in many other aspects of this MI 6.

Camera

On the back cover it has been positioned a dual camera with two sensors 12 Mpixels (one Sony IMX386 and the other Samsung S5K3M3), supported by an optical image stabilizer on four axes and a LED Dual-Tone flash. The module is capable of recording video up to 4K resolution, and should ensure good picture quality.

On the front part it was instead placed a 8 MP camera, with a series of software solutions designed for selfie. In this sense, the MIUI has already become accustomed to a particular attention, because it is an essential feature to be considered for the Asian market.

Audio, connectivity and battery

Xiaomi Mi 6 integrates two stereo speakers located on the bottom of the smartphone. The Chinese company therefore confirms its attention to the audio industry, but making a choice that will certainly be discussed, namely the elimination of the 3.5 mm audio jack. A decision that, among other things, does not go hand in hand with a particular thickness reduction, as we shall see.

The battery is removable and can obviously do not count on 3,350 mAh. Xiaomi has dedicated a large section to the autonomy during the presentation, emphasizing how I 6 can count on a higher amperage than that of its main competitors. The Chinese company has talked about coverage of the day of use without any problem. However, in this case, an aspect to be evaluated during the review.

Mi 6 has full connectivity by supporting dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS A-GLONASS, IR emitters NFC chip (which will allow Android Pay support). Xiaomi has also chosen the Type-C USB port, a solution, however, already seen on board the predecessor MI 5, which has become the norm for the Chinese company.

Build

The unibody is characterized by the 3D curved glass present on all four sides. The metal side frame was obtained through a polishing process divided into 40 steps. The logic has been to obtain a continuous surface between the panel and frame, as well as also pointed out by the reader to place the fingerprint on the front and integrated under the glass, which runs through an ultrasound technology.

Xiaomi Mi 6 will be released in a Silver Edition, with the four sides with a mirror finish and back cover with reflective metallic effect, and in a Ceramic Edition , with the four sides made with ceramic materials. Be stressed that it is spoken of "splash resistance", without specifying any certification. Dimensions 45.17x70.49 mmx7.45.

Attention to detail and refined design is without a doubt the keywords for the new phone from the Chinese company.

Price and Availability

Xiaomi Mi 6 will be available in China from April 28. As always, at least officially, it will not be marketed in Europe, so you will need to import it to buy it. As for prices, the Silver Edition starts at 2,499 yuan for the 6GB RAM and 64 GB memory, which become 2,899 yuan for the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory. The Ceramic Edition however, is only available in 6/128 variant at 2,999 yuan.
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