According to a leak on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, Xiaomi might be launching its upcoming Mi 6 device this Valentine’s day — 14th February 2017 — and it will reportedly also sport Qualcomm‘s latest Snapdragon offering.
The Mi 5 was launched in April this year, and if we are to believe @KJuma (Weibo user who leaked the launch date poster), its successor might just arrive early into the year.
Rumour has it that the Mi 6 has received quite a few upgrades over its predecessor and we’re going to list them down for you below.
Neither are these official specifications from the company nor is the launch date official, so take all this information with a big pinch of salt.
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A Snappier Snapdragon Processor
While its predecessor came with Snapdragon 820, the Mi 6 will get the latest from Qualcomm’s stable — Snapdragon 835 chipset — which was supposed to arrive in the market with Samsung’s upcoming S8 device.
Latest reports suggest that the Chinese smartphone maker might just join Samsung in pursuit of launching their device with Qualcomm’s latest offering.
Android Nougat out-of-the-box
The phone will come with a new MIUI 9 OS that will be based either on Android Nougat version 7.0 or 7.1, which is an upgrade on Mi 5 which came with Android 6 Marshmallow.
More Memory to Multi-task
Mi 6 gets more memory to play around with, running multiple apps in the background won’t be a worry as the new device will have 6GB RAM, an upgrade from its predecessor which came with 4GB memory on its Pro edition and 3GB on Prime and Standard editions.
Better Video Recording
While the Mi 6 is probably going to get the same pixel strength as its predecessor at 16MP with dual LED flash, the video shooting quality has been improved significantly.
While the Mi 5 records 2K videos, its successor will be able to record 4K quality videos.
Battery Charges Quicker
The new phone might come with a USB Type-C cable as well as Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 4.0 technology, which boasts of charging the phone for five hours of usage within five minutes.
Mi 6 will be backed by the same 3000 mAh battery as the Mi 5, but the QuickCharge upgrade from 3.0 to 4.0 shall serve the users well.